Venice of Casanova

In the footsteps of Giacomo Casanova

¬†Walking across the silent narrow alleys of the city at night gives a clear idea of why romantic canals and dark streets have served as a background for the Venice of Casanova. The famous gentleman’s adventures must certainly have benefited from the romantic and lascivious atmosphere that anyone could enjoy today when exploring the town. But Venice of Casanova is still present in many places: from Palazzo Merati at Fondamenta Nove, where the Casanova’s bed still exists, to the Ridotto (now part of a hotel), a casino that Giacomo Casanova liked to attend, to end with his cell in the Piombi, the prisons of the Doge’s Palace he was able to escape from.¬†