A half day tour to get deep inside the canals and the mysteries of Venice. Here is where Thomas Mann fell in love with a young boy he writes about in Death in Venice and where Casanova lived his libertine life
Since he was a boy, Thomas Mann was conscious about his sexual orientation. During a vacation in Venice, he fell in love with a Polish boy and he decided to write about this experience in one of his most relevant works, Death in Venice.
On the first day we’ll start our visit from Palazzo Merati, on the Fondamenta Nove, a palace that today belongs to the count Emile Targhetta D’Audifret, where the mother and the sisters of Casanova lived.
Then we head to to Campo San Maurizio: right in this place with its typical leaning campanile, in the palace on the right Giorgio Baffo, the homoerotic Venetian poet lived.
Our third stop will be in Rialto, the market area where Venetians and tourists love to walk along. Here you’ll find in the tavern Sotoportego dei Do Mori, to savor some Venetian delicacies served with malvasia liquor, that Casanova himself used to often have.
Walking among the calli we move to San Marco square, elegant and full of cafés. Behind the square, in calle Vallaresco you can find the Ridotto, once the favorite place for Venetians for gamble and where Casanova loved to spend lot of his time before having his romantic meetings.
Then we head to the dreadful prisons of Palazzo Ducale, through the famous Ponte dei Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs) where Casanova was convicted for 5 years, although he succeeded to escape after 15 months from a hole dug on the ceiling.
*Price based on a group size minimum of 2 participants
Private guide, tickets, all the activities in the travel program.
Price doesn’t include:
Flight/train ticket, beverage, fextra and everything not mentioned in “Price includes”.
Lunches and dinners in typical restaurants.
*Prices are per person