Tag Archives: Casanova

The Voyeur

Last week when I was in the Netherlands, I visited the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. They had a special exhibit called “High Society,” which featured enormous full-length portraits of people in the upper classes from a number of centuries and countries. … Continue reading

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Meeting Marco

You can’t find him on Wikipedia. I guess you just have to go to his house. So I got on an airplane and flew for 11 hours then took a train and a taxi and ended up at the house of … Continue reading

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The Letter–An Update

Since my last post, I received more information regarding the Casanova letter I showed. Here is a transcription by Furio Luccichenti: Ieri ho avuto la lettera di mio fratello vi recherá sollievo sapere che sarà presto a Vienna. Egli mi … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Birthday Boy with a New Exhibit

  April 2 is Casanova’s birthday. Venice acknowledged him in a big way this year with two events, one at the Casino Venier and the other at the new Casanova Museum and Experience.  Casino Venier used to be a casino … Continue reading

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Dinner at Casanova’s

Okay, I know I baited you with that title. You expected me to tell you about one of the houses Casanova lived in in Venice. Alas, I am not in Venice at the moment, so Carmel in California will have … Continue reading

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Casanova Seduces Nine at Once

  What does a Suspicious  Husband taste like? That’s what I had for lunch last weekend in the museum cafe. I finally made the trip to San Francisco to see the exhibit “Casanova: The Seduction of Europe” at the Legion of … Continue reading

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Casanova in da House, Yo!

Palazzo Zaguri, which has been under scaffolding for the last few years, is finally reopening–as a museum and exhibit space. It will also have a large library and bookstore. It’s located in Campo San Maurizio, not far from Campo Santo … Continue reading

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