Tag Archives: Casanova

Questioning Casanova

Someone recently asked me, “What would you say to Casanova if you met him today?” I’ll reveal my response later, in the interview where I was asked this question. But in the meantime, I really want to know what YOU … Continue reading

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Flying over Venice and Landing on Casanova

Huge shout out to Shawn Von Ins, a photographer and Venetophile who previously created a map with pins for all my Quattro Minuti con Casanova videos. He has outdone himself by creating this mind-blowing trip through Venice! Check out this … Continue reading

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In Casanova’s Footsteps: Rome–Palazzo Venezia

Casanova often relied on the connections he made with others to pave his way in a new city. This is abundantly true both times he visited Rome. When he returned to the city in 1770, he explains that “Signor Dandolo, … Continue reading

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When Venice Lives: It Looks Like This–Tabarro San Marco

I have a new series for you! In order to promote sustainable tourism and the artisans and people who make Venice unique, I am interviewing many of the people who practice traditional crafts. I will build on the work of … Continue reading

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The Connection between Casanova’s Lover and a New Bar in Venice

Today I was strolling down the Fondamenta della Misericordia in Venice (it’s so much busier than the last time I was here! And I don’t just mean that the tourists have returned, but that you can’t walk ten feet down … Continue reading

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In Casanova’s Footsteps: Rome–Palazzo Decarolis

Palazzo Decarolis, also known as De Carolis, became the Roman home to Joachim de Bernis. Casanova had first met him when he was the ambassador from France, but when he was promoted to the position of Cardinal, he set up … Continue reading

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Announcing: Storia Editoriale di una Vita

This has been a great year for new books on Giacomo Casanova! Storia Editoriale di una Vita: Bibliografia delle edizioni dell’Histoire de ma vie di Giacomo Casanova. 1822-2019, chronicles the publishing history of Casanova’s History of My Life. Gianluca Simeoni … Continue reading

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In Casanova’s Footsteps: Rome–An Inn on Via del Corso

Casanova sojourned in Rome on three different occasions: in the 1740s, 1760-61, and 1770-71. I’ve mostly told you the tales of his first stay in Rome, and now I will pivot to his return in 1760. We know of these … Continue reading

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In Casanova’s Footsteps: Rome–Hotel Londra

Charles (Carlo) Roland (d. 1785) makes his appearance in Casanova’s memoirs a few times as the owner of various inns that Casanova stayed in or visited. Originally from Avignon, he came to Rome and opened the Hotel Londra on the … Continue reading

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Casanova’s Last Love?

Well, technically that’s probably not true. But this film, Casanova, Last Love, capitalizes on C’s encounter with La Charpillon, the woman who spurned him and played on his emotions to the point that he considered throwing himself into the Thames. … Continue reading

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