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Quattro Minuti con Casanova: Santa Maria degli Angeli

Barbara Lynn-Davis’ book Casanova’s Secret Wife reminded me that I have a video to share with you–a Quattro Minuti episode I filmed at the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli, attached to what used to be the convent of the … Continue reading

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Casanova’s Secret Wife

No, that’s not my clever title for a blog post. It’s the title of a new book out by Barbara Lynn-Davis about Caterina Capreta (sometimes Capretta), one of Casanova’s great loves. I had  the great pleasure of zooming through this … Continue reading

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Quattro Minuti con Casanova: Murano and San Michele

Stories of two islands–and two lovers! At a Murano convent, Casanova in costume dances, entertains, gambles, and then gets one of the greatest shocks when he goes to meet his lover M.M. You’ll have to watch this edition of Quattro … Continue reading

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Quattro Minuti con Casanova: San Canzian

Two stories for the price of one today! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiB_4aJX6oM Packed into your (slightly less than) four minutes of Casanova fun, you’ll hear some details about Casanova’s love affair with young Caterina Capretta–how he passed messages to her via a go-between, … Continue reading

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Casanova’s Bambini

It was inevitable that Casanova would father children, even though he never married. In Venice, this happened two times (at least as far as his memoirs attest to). One near miss was with Caterina Capretta, the 14-year-old daughter of a … Continue reading

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