Secrets of Carnival guided tour with Giacomo Casanova
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Secrets of Carnival guided tour with Giacomo Casanova

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours
Safety measures applied
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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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • 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. Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the start of the tour.

    What to remember
    • Typical carnival clothing is required, please come in a costume or Venetian cape and mask
    • In the case of latecomers and no-shows, a refund will not be provided
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    When
    • From 19th February to 1st March 2022 at 2.00pm
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    Provider
    VENICE EVENTS srl
    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 experience begins.

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