Tag Archives: Casanova

Coach Me, Casanova!

Well, don’t coach ME, Casanova! It’s actually the name of a new novel by New Yorker Roger Feuerman. Here’s the description: “Can a dating zero become a romantic hero? All I had to do was fall into a different century. … Continue reading

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In Casanova’s Footsteps: Rome–Palazzo Ottoboni-Fiano

This is the site of the Palazzo Ottoboni-Fiano, at the Piazza di San Lorenzo in Lucina address #4, which Casanova visited in 1770. He had received a letter of introduction written by the Venetian nobleman Signor Zulian to his sister, … Continue reading

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Venetian Lives Event Videos

In case you’d like to see the videos from the Venetian Lives interview, they’re available on Facebook for about 25 more days. Graziella Giusto hosted me at her new atelier / artist’s workshop in Cannaregio, Venice, on June 11. Author … Continue reading

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Venetian Lives Event Was a Success!

Yesterday Graziella Giusto and her husband Agostino welcomed me and our friends to their new atelier to discuss and celebrate my books. Tucked away in a side street in Cannaregio, the beautiful space they have created is perfect for such … Continue reading

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The Newest Casanova Biography

A couple weeks ago my newsfeed blew up with articles about the newest biography on Casanova: Adventurer: The Life and Times of Giacomo Casanova. This review by the Guardian calls C a “career criminal” and particularly focuses on incest, pedophilia, … Continue reading

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In Casanova’s Footsteps: Rome–Palazzo Madama / The Bargello

This entry relates to the episode when Casanova met Betty and Sir B.M. on his way to Rome. See previous entries about Palazzo Decarolis for more of the story. “The Bargello in Rome is a person who can do a … Continue reading

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Another Casanova Conference!

Make your plans now to be in Chieti-Pescara to attend an International Conference on Casanova, September 22-23, 2022. The full title is “Levantine Sociabilities in Europe in Giacomo Casanova’s Time: Spies, Imposters, Courtesans, and Men of Culture.” See the link … Continue reading

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Casanova’s Butchery

These words caught my attention! Is there some aspect of Casanova’s life that I am unaware of? Was he a meat monger? Or a murderer? Well, we do know that he was a gourmand; he wrote extensively about the foods … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace, My Friend

I am very sorry to share the news that Marco Leeflang has passed away. He was a dear friend, a generous scholar, a dedicated Casanovist, and a lively soul. Marco’s enthusiasm, knowledge, and gifts inspired me to continue my study … Continue reading

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Biribissi: A Slice of Venetian Gaming History

A few years ago, when visiting Ca’ Goldoni, I was enjoying their exhibit on Venetian games. Casanova wrote about gaming often, but generally these are games I’ve never heard of or played. Ca’ Goldoni, not far from Campo San Polo, … Continue reading

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