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“If you are passing”

Casa di Carlo Goldoni
Ranked #197 of 707 things to do in Venice
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“If you are passing”
Reviewed 11 July 2013

And have this on your Venice museums pass by all means pop in. It is quite a nice house with an interesting interior courtyard and staircase. I struggle to say anything meaningful about the museum. I knew nothing of Carlo Goldini when I went in and have to say I am none the wiser now. Not worth a special journey or a separate fee for admission, but we were staying just round the corner, had museum passes so it cost us nothing in time or money.

Visited July 2013
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Rome, Italy
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“poor museum, very little to show (of which nothing personal to Goldoni!)”
Reviewed 27 April 2013

This self-proclaimed museum is in fact a typical old venician building where good 'ole Carlo happened to live for a while (among other places). This is all that relates to Goldoni.
The building is strong of... 3 exibition rooms and a courtyard, with some fine garments and objects of the venician reinassence. The most beautiful thing to see is an original puppet teather (which, again, has nothing to share with Goldoni). This is all.

Ah, one more thing: it costs a LOT (I left there over 40€ for two adults with kids)

Visited April 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“Give this one a miss”
Reviewed 1 July 2011

I visited this site in October 2010 with my wife on our 25th wedding anniversary. I suspect that this place may be a great spot if you are a particular fan of Goldoni but we are not and the visit was short and even at that pretty non-descript (boring). We really went to this site as it was included on the museum pass we had. Lesson learned - go where you want to go and not where is cheap or convenient. The area of San Polo you are in to make this visit is excellent for mark making spots so, do yourself a favour and miss this museum and go somewhere else. The displayed are static and sparce. It will take you about 10-15 minutes to see all this place has to offer. Go to nearby Ca Rezzonico instead.

Visited October 2010
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