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Secrets of Carnival with Giacomo Casanova walking tour

Availability: From 23rd February to 5th March
Duration: 2 hours
Language: English
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  • Fun walking tour with a guide in a traditional 17th century Venetian costume
  • Hot cappuccino and Venetian ‘Frittelle’ in a local coffee shop
  • Live tour commentary in English
What to expect

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

On this informative and fun walking tour, our masked guide will acquaint you with the story of Venice Carnival, then and now; learn about the history of masks, once used to hide the person's identity, and how they are made. Casanova was a great lover and adventurer, extremely extravagant, a freemason and a servant of the establishment. Born in Venice, he grew up in the area of San Samuele. Following your guide through the narrow Calle (alleys) passing his home and also the house of the famous poet Giorgio Baffo, who introduced the young Casanova to the worldly pleasures. Learn about the Ridotto, the first Casinò in Venice often an easy meeting place for Casanova and the beloved Venetian Aristocracy. Hear fascinating stories about the Venetian Courtesans who also did their part to make the city as animated as possible. A completely different narrated walking tour filled with desire and passion, pleasure and entertainment. We end our tour with a hot cappuccino and a typical Venetian Carnival cake "Frittelle" in a typical Caffe approx. 10 mins walk from St Mark’s Square.

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What's included
  • Guided walking tour
  • Hot cappuccino and a typical Venetian Carnival cake "Frittelle" in a typical Caffe
What's not included
  • Costume
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up

Campo San Fantin, 1965, 30124 Venezia VE

Meeting point:

In front of la Fenice Opera House next to the Well in Campo della Fenice. Look for the orange umbrella.

What to remember
  • Please come in full costume or with a Venetian cape and mask
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  • From 23rd February to 5th March 2019
  • At 2.00pm
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.

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