What can be better, in order to celebrate Valentine’s day, that a tour that shows the places where Giacomo Casanova, the most famous seducer of history? But Casanova was not only a lover, he was an alchemist, a poet, a spy, a scientist, a diplomat and embodies all the contradictions of Venice in the 18th century, a city of creativity and lust, of art and business. Let’s follow his steps through the narrow alleys of the city, from the place where he was born and raised to the prisons from where he only managed to escape
Andrea might be one of Venice's most entertaining tour guides. Why do we say that? Well, you don't have to look far to see him jamming out on his guitar singing songs in the Venetian dialect. “I like to introduce myself as a tour guide, a freelance journalist, and a real Venetian (one of the few that has remained),” he says fondly. He loves music and has played with Italy’s most popular reggae singer, and performed in front of a massive crowd of 15,000 people during the carnival at St. Mark’s Square. He tries to mix information, historical facts, and funny quirks about the city into his tours. “There’s a lot about the city that people don’t know. There are words they use that come from Venice (ciao, ghetto, ballot, quarantine), and objects and inventions (the first pair of glasses, the first pocketbook). Even when people write, they use punctuations that were first used in a book here,” he remarks. He likes to think of his tours like a small show - with a bit of music, some rhythm, and sometimes with an experience down the Grand Canal with a gondola. So make sure to have your drinks and snacks ready for your time with Andrea! “I’m so lucky to live in a city like Venice that has so much to offer, above all “under the surface” of the most famous places to visit. I’m eager to know more and more about my city, and I know that people feel my passion in sharing my hometown with them,” Andrea says.
Andrea has been guiding since Dec 2012
Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Venice with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and amazing guide.
The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Venice. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.
Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.
Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.
21 February 2021
Andrea was very informed and engaging.
20 February 2021
Excellent tour as always.
17 February 2021
Andrea is an excellent guide. One will learn so much about Venice. I would even join tours I've been to already. Looking forward to more tours with Andrea.
15 February 2021
Once again, Andrea was the perfect tour guide; his knowledge and enthusiasm was second to none, despite the glitch with his equipment. I was not perturbed by it, these things happen and people should be more grateful x thank you for this Valentine's Day treat x
15 February 2021
What an adventure. Roaming through the little laneways, the calli and callette of Venice, following the footsteps of Casanova! Once again a wonderful tour from Andrea. Thank you.
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