Secrets of Carnival guided tour with Giacomo Casanova
Walking tours

Secrets of Carnival guided tour with Giacomo Casanova

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: 23 February to 5 March 2020
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours
Do this because
  • Discover the secrets of the Carnival of Venice with a guide wearing a traditional 18th-century Venetian costume
  • Taste a delicious hot cappuccino and Venetian 'frittelle' in a local coffee shop
  • Visit the places Casanova lived and listen to the history and anecdotes about his life
What to expect

This entertaining carnival tour starts by following Giacomo Casanova's footsteps, taking you back to the Venice Carnival of the 18th century.

On this fun walking tour, your masked guide will acquaint you with the story of the Venetian Carnival. You'll discover the history of the masks, once used to hide a person's identity, and learn how they are made.

Casanova was a great lover and adventurer, and extremely extravagant. Born in Venice, he grew up in the area of San Samuele. Following your guide through the narrow calle (alleys), you'll pass right in front of his home, as well as the house of the famous poet Giorgio Baffo, who introduced the young Casanova to worldly pleasures.

Learn about the Ridotto, the first casino in Venice and meeting place for Casanova and the Venetian Aristocracy. Listen to fascinating stories about the Venetian courtesans who did their part to make the city as animated as possible.

At the end of the tour, you'll be able to enjoy a delicious hot cappuccino and a typical Venetian carnival pastry known as 'fritelle' in a typical café just a few minutes away from St Mark’s Square.

This tour will be filled with desire, passion, and fun!

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What's included
  • Guided walking tour
  • Hot cappuccino and a typical Venetian Carnival pastry in a local café
What's not included
  • Costume
  • Tips
Where

Campo San Fantin, 1965, 30124 Venice, VE

Meeting point:

In front of La Fenice Opera House. Your guide will be carrying an orange umbrella.

What to remember
  • Typical carnival clothing is required, please come in a costume or Venetian cape and mask
  • Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the start of the tour
  • In the case of latecomers and no-shows, a refund will not be provided
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When
  • 23 February to 5 March 2020
  • At 2.00pm
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Provider
VeniceEvents
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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