Casanova’s Venice

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Courtesy of The Independent
Courtesy of The Independent

 

(…) Born to actors in 1725, Casanova railed against his lowly roots. “To be an actor in the 18th century was little better than being a prostitute,” explained my guide, Rita Sartori, as we reached the spot where it all began. A plaque on Calle Malipiero, a typically narrow Venetian street of crumbling brickwork, marks Casanova’s birthplace. (…)

Nick Boulos, The Independent