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Casa di Carlo Goldoni

San Polo 2794, 30125 Venice, Italy
+39 041 275 9325
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For Goldoni fans only... and probably not for them

This is a small museum that contains little of interest. I've seen a Goldoni play, but that's as... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
Amazing original features

OK, this is one of the 9 houses Carlo Goldoni lived during this stay in Venice but yet you have the... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
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Birthplace of the famous playwright Carlo Goldoni, Palazzo Centani in San Polo houses a small museum of Venetian theatrical memorabilia. It hosts various teaching activities and also a puppet-theatre from Ca’ Grimani ai Servi, formerly part of the Ca’ Rezzonico collection. The archive and library (over 30,000 works) are of significant importance, including theatrical texts, studies and original manuscripts.
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  • Average39%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible18%
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San Polo 2794, 30125 Venice, Italy
San Polo
+39 041 275 9325
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

This is a small museum that contains little of interest. I've seen a Goldoni play, but that's as far as my acquaintance with his works goes, so perhaps I am not the target audience. However, since I was passing I thought I would pop in....More

Thank smoothtalk
Reviewed 16 May 2017

OK, this is one of the 9 houses Carlo Goldoni lived during this stay in Venice but yet you have the amazing original features welcoming you right from the entrance door. Not many exhibits inside but you have some representative of his era together with...More

1  Thank TERRAvelista
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

🏠It's a typical Venetian small palace with a nice court inside, where Goldoni spent a few years of his early life. In the basement there are some basic information about Carlo Goldoni, mainly his biography, while on the first floor you can see a short...More

Thank Brigitta S
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We popped in after Ca'Rezzonico and before going to the Frari Church. It was on our way and it was included with our Museum Pass...so why not. It was empty and it's very small. The staircase and puppets were neat.

Thank brouillymarie
Reviewed 18 September 2016

I know that houses of famous people are often small and that there is not too much to see. Such was the case with Freud's, Spinoza's, and Grétry's houses, and also at Goldoni's house. I didn't have any background information about Goldoni, and just went...More

Reviewed 17 September 2016

We have stayed in Venice for the past ten or more years but never before allowed time to visit this delightful museum. The "warnings" given by other reviewers give, I think, a misleading picture. The museum is small and it does not aim to be...More

Thank Reginald M
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We liked the house itself very much: the stairs, the yard, the well. Not much to look at, but very important: you see the stairs in Venice are completely different than in other Italian cities etc. The theater museum upstairs was not very interesting.

Thank Irina S
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

I expected to see the home of a wealthy Venetian, to get an understanding of styles, decor and layout of what life back then was in those circles in Venice. For that reason I was extremely disappointed: there were only 3 rooms and the lower...More

Thank thereallife
Reviewed 24 May 2016

We like Goldoni's masterpieces, and would like to know more about his life. Museum would be much more attractive and whole-world-famous, if: (1) film about his life was in English, not just in Italian. (2) Walls would be places for historical documents, scripts of Goldoni's...More

1  Thank gal127
Reviewed 15 March 2016

This is not worth paying for, but I happened to be wandering by the area and it was free with my museum pass. It is cute and not a bad way to spend twenty minutes if you are in the area.

1  Thank Jeanne C
San Polo
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the
Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six
sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest
neighbourhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the
markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops
display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San
Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi)
stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San
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