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  2. Veneto
  3. Venice
  4. Doge's Palace

Venice: Casanova Tale of Passion Self-Guided Mobile Tour

Product ID: 146589
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Young Casanova serves as an exciting stepping stone for an introduction to the real Venice away from the crowded tourist sites. Lose yourself in the canals and squares of Venice in the company of actors, nuns and penniless aristocrats.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Audio guide/headphones
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Palazzo Malipiero where Casanova was first introduced to the high society of Venice
  • Visit the Church of San Samuele which is one of only a handful of Venetian churches named after an Old Testament prophet
  • Enter the legendary Caffè Florian where Casanova enjoyed one last cup of coffee before he abandoned Venice for 20 years of exile
Full description
This is a self-guided mobile tour provided by a tour guide app. The tour is based on an award-winning storytelling concept and the fascinating narratives prepared by handpicked destination experts. Enjoy this multilingual tour by using your Android or iOS smartphone or tablet at your own pace, even if you are offline. The interactive map on your screen will guide you step by step to explore all the points of interest along your route. Each stop will come with a selection of signature stories, allowing you to tailor this experience to your personal interests and schedule.

The life of the young Giacomo Casanova will turn Venice into a giant board game, where the most famous lover of all time played an unparalleled game of passion and pleasure with hundreds of female and male co-players. Traces of his life survive everywhere, making him the most startlingly attractive tour guide of Venice behind the carnival masks. The tour will follow Casanova from his birth to his disastrous encounter with the Venetian authorities that resulted in his exile from his native city for two decades. His early life was centered around Campo San Samuele, only a short walking distance from Piazza San Marco and yet almost a whole world apart. It was here that Casanova’s father set up his home after marrying Zanetta, a fiery local beauty and actress. Her relationship with her eldest son was difficult so Giacomo came to depend on his grandmother. Her house still stands, a silent witness to the estrangement between mother and son.  

Casanova is mostly famous for his love escapades. There are many sites all around Venice still marked by his presence and exploits. Palazzo Malipiero witnessed his first naughty adventures with local enchantresses. The Church of San Samuele became his playground when as a stunningly beautiful young priest he was immensely pleased to read the countless love notes sent to him by his female parishioners. Palazzo Bragadin served as his residence for three years, a period during which Casanova enjoyed a careless existence as a wealthy and empowered young man with a striking appearance, a resolute gambler, a spendthrift, a great talker with a sharp tongue, lacking all modesty, fearless and a pursuer of pretty women. And, of course, no tour of Venice would be complete without a stop at the Palazzo Ducale and its famous Lead Prison. Casanova brought upon himself the wrath of the Venetian authorities with his bizarre and incredible liaison with the French ambassador and a handful of nuns. There was usually no escape from the famous Leads but Casanova managed to find a way out in the most extraordinary fashion. To take this self-guided tour, you will need the app on your iOS or Android device.
Includes
  • Self-guided tour for your smartphone in English and Greek
  • Offline content with offline interactive map and signature stories
  • Secure promo code to access the tour after downloading the app with no extra fees
What’s Not Included
  • Smartphone
  • App not available for Windows phones
  • Transportation to/ from attractions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Casanova’s grandmother’s house, Calle de Le Muneghe and Calle de Le Boteghe, Venice.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone
Know before you go
• Please note that this is an audio self-guided tour. No virtual reality/ augmented reality is included, no physical guide will accompany you
• You must have an Android or iOS smartphone for this digital tour
• Please provide your e-mail to send you your personal promo code to access/ unlock your tour
• 7 days before your visit date you will receive an email from the local supplier with instructions on how to access and download your audio tour
• The tour is yours to use at any moment you wish according to your schedule and also repeat at any time
• Usage of headphones is recommended, in order to best enjoy this multimedia (audio, photos and text) self-guided tour
• Book per device to be used, not per participant
Organized by

Clio Muse

Product ID: 146589