Secrets of Venice Carnival and the life and times of Giacomo Casanova

Secrets of Venice Carnival and the life and times of Giacomo Casanova

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  • Duration:

    2 Hours

  • Languages:

    en

  • Suitable:

    Solo Travel, Couples, Children, Groups, Students, Business

  • Available:

    From 23rd February to 5th March 2019

Why this Event?

We meet at La Fenice opera house and our entertaining 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. This is a very specialised tour and we recommend that you book early as we only have a select group of guides who can guarantee this tour!!!

Highlights

  • 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.

Excluded

  • Costume;
  • Gratuities;
  • Hotel pick up.

Essential Information

  • Please come in full costume or with a Venetian cape and mask

Itinerary

  • FeniceTheatre (external);
  • Ridotto (the Casinò in Venice);
  • Malipiero Palace (external);
  • Saint Samuel Church (external);
  • House of Giacomo Casanova (external);
  • 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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Oct 05 2016
 
Excellent
Sep 28 2016
 
This was so much easier than having to find parking and navigate the memorials on our own. We had plenty of time to leave the bus and explore the memorials up close.
Sep 25 2016
 
Excellent
Sep 11 2016
 
Awesome tour. Our tour guide Al was very friendly and knowledgeable and made sure that were able to really enjoy the memorials. There are so many tour bus options, I'm happy that I chose Gray Line Tours!
Sep 05 2016
 
My daughter and I went on the memorial/monument tour. Big Al was our tour guide and did an awesome job! We went to DC for a week and this was our favorite tour! We got to see so much in such a short amount of time! Would recommend and would do it again!
Sep 02 2016
 
So glad we booked this tour with Grayline & Wayne our guide -so many monuments and sights we would not have otherwise seen!
Aug 26 2016
 
Excellent because of the driver. Sufficient time to enjoy monuments. Good driving skills. Courteous.
Aug 21 2016
 
Tour was cancelled. Given vouchers to Big Bus Tour. Their bus broke down and we walked most of the tour. Not what I was expecting.
Aug 18 2016
 
Excellent
Aug 18 2016
 
Our tour went great. Wayne was a great tour guide.

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