Calle Malipiero (Casanova Family House), Venice

Calle Malipiero (Casanova Family House), Venice

Giacomo Casanova was born in 1725; his mother was an actress and his purported father a dancer, but his real father was the aristocratic Grimani, owner of the San Samuele Theatre.

Finding the Casanova family house on Calle Malipiero may not be too easy as the search takes you off the tourist trail and into the backstreets. The young boy lived with his brother and two sisters on this quiet street until his 9th birthday, when he was sent to a boarding house on the mainland in Padua. Later, he shuttled back and forth from Venice to Padua to continue his law studies at the university, which he finished at 14 years of age.

Following his grandmother's death, and with his own mother too busy pursuing her acting and love life in Poland, Giacomo was eventually evicted from his childhood home when the Grimanis sold his family estate. Having pocketed the money for all the furniture and fittings, the now 18-year-old took up priesthood on the island of Murano, away from the women who – by this time – already ruled his passions.

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Sight Name: Calle Malipiero (Casanova Family House)
Sight Location: Venice, Italy
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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