Behind the Mask in Venice: Carnival & the Man Who Made It Famous, Casanova

With your Venetian Guide Federica, learn about Casanova's escape and explore the traditions and history the World's Best Carnival

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What is a Virtual Guided Tour? It is not virtual reality. It is a licensed guide led webinar packed with photos, videos, polls and a fully interactive chat function which makes this anything but a lecture video. There is also a live Q&A at the end satisfying all your questions about Carnival, Casanova and Venice. Whether you’ve never been abroad or spent every summer in Italy, enjoy this exciting, interactive experience from the comfort of your home.

Tour Details
  • Live from Venice!
  • Carnevale in Venice, The Best Weeks of the Year
  • Live Polls and Quizzes, Fun for All Ages
  • Chat with your Guide in Real Time
  • The Art of Mask Making
  • The Creativity, Joviality and Beauty of the Carnival
  • Casanova's Great Escape
  • Casanova and Beyond: The Best Stories of Carnevale

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Can you imagine wearing a mask for fun? How did Casanova become a household name? Do you want to escape the real world and head to an amazing carnival? Join us on an interactive journey through the Venetian Carnevale. This 60 minute experience includes:

-An Expert Local Guide, Federica, Live from Venice!

-Live Q&A with your Guide

-1 Hour Interactive Online Experience

-Live Chat Feature throughout the Tour

-All tours are listed in EST (Eastern Standard Time)

The History and Traditions of Venice's Carnival and Masks

Carnival in Venice dates back all the way to the 12th Century and became an official event during the Renaissance a couple centuries later. Lasting for weeks, the celebration concludes on Martedi Grasso better known by its French name, Mardi Gras, the last day before the start of lent. This elaborate festival of masks, food and dance has now spread across the world, most famously in New Orleans and Rio de Janeiro. Learn about the roots of the tradition and what Carnevale is today. The Venetian Carnival is most famous for incredible masks. Learn about the unique background and significance of the 8 classes of Venetian masks. The masks have meaning beyond just face coverings and the making of these masks are one of Venice's most valued arts.

Giacomo Casanova and his Great Escape

When speaking upon the escapades of Carnival in Venice, it is almost impossible to go without mentioning Casanova. The man now synonymous with womanizing and having many lovers, Giacomo Casanova's endeavors in Carnival were often and famous. Learn about the life of the renegade and his great escape from the prisons of the Doge's Palace that have lead to the great fame of the Bridge of Sighs.

What you get with this tour
Live Q&A with your Guide
1 Hour Interactive Online Experience
Live Chat Feature throughout the Tour
All tours are listed in EST (Eastern Standard Time)
An Expert Local Venetian Guide, Federica
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5/21/2020

Very interesting and enjoyable

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Carmen Virginia Silva
5/21/2020
Casanova!!

Wonderful tour!! Such a warm welcome, I felt as if we were really in a small group, strolling the streets and secrets of Venice! I loved the History and current information on how and when to travel to Venice during Carnevale! Can’t wait to do this again, with this guide- but in person!!

K
Reviewed by
Kelli Mccoy-Williams
5/21/2020
New insights each time

My second time because first was great, Federica improved it with additional material and comments.

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JEAN And HOWARD KLUTTZ

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A strong internet connection and a hot cup of Chai!

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