Secrets of Venice Carnival 2023 and the Life and Times of Giacomo Casanova Tour

2 hours

Follow in the footsteps of Giacomo Casanova and go back in time to the 18th-century Venice Carnival! Learn about the history of the masks and how the Venetian Carnival has changed over time. The tour ends with a hot cappuccino and a Frittella, a typical carnival cake.


  • A fun walking tour with a guide in a traditional 17th-century Venetian costume

  • Casanova's house and the home of the poet who introduced him to worldly pleasures

  • The history of the Venice Carnival and its traditions

  • The history of traditional mask-making


  • A guide

  • One hot cappuccino and 1 Venetian Frittella per person

Not included:

  • Costumes

  • Pick-up and drop-off

Please note: the tour runs from February 11 until February 21. Feel free to wear a carnival costume or a cape with a mask.

Meet your guide at the La Fenice Opera House and follow in the footsteps of Giacomo Casanova back to the Venice Carnival of the 18th century! On this fun and educational walking tour, your masked guide will tell you about the history of masks and how they were once used to hide people's identities. You will also learn how they are made.

Casanova was a great lover, an adventurer, a freemason, a big spender, and a worker for the establishment. He was born in Venice and grew up in the San Samuele neighborhood. If you follow your guide through the narrow Calle (alleys), you will see his home and the home of the famous poet Giorgio Baffo, who introduced the young Casanova to the world's pleasures.

You will learn about the Ridotto, the first casino in Venice, where Casanova and the well-known Venetian nobility often met. Learn fascinating stories about the courtesans of Venice, who also helped keep the city as lively as possible.

At the end of our tour, you will have a hot cappuccino and a Frittella, a typical Carnival cake in Venice, in a café about 10 minutes from St. Mark's Square.

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Meeting point
Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
Important to know
Free cancellation
Plans are subject to change, and sometimes unexpectedly. So you can cancel your event free of charge 24 hours before the start.
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$64.14 / person