220 years after his death, Venice has dedicated a museum to one of its most famous sons – the "Casanova Museum and Experience". Known best for his skill in seduction, Casanova was also a lawyer, writer and philosopher.
In September 1943, German Wehrmacht troops slaughtered some 5,200 Italian soldiers on the Greek isle. The massacre was a turning point in Greece and Italy's relationship, but the bloody event was downplayed for years.
Giacomo Casanova is known worldwide as a ladies' man, but he was much more: a priest, a spy and a writer. He now has a museum dedicated to him in Venice.
Art collector Peggy Guggenheim, known for supporting the careers of some of modern art's biggest names — Picasso, Miro, Pollock — made her home in Venice after the war. A look at her Venetian debut, 70 years on.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe spent almost two years traveling through Italy. In 1816 he published his "Italian Journey," laying the foundations for Germany’s enduring love of all things Italian.
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