Carlo Goldoni's house
The birth-place of the famous playwright is in Palazzo Centani, at San Polo. It contains a small Goldoni museum with Venetian theatrical memorabilia:it is a magical , theatrical place, in which all the resources of modern museum design have been exploited to safeguard the fabric of this unique Gothic palace and also provide visitors - especially young visitors - with a interactive layout that is both informative and pleasurable. Particular attention has been focused on the performance of theatrical works, with each room having large television screens that show a number of various productions of Goldoni’s work (taken from Italian State Television archives and other sources). It provides opportunities for various didactic activities and also contains the famous puppet-theatre from Ca’ Grimani ai Servi, formerly included in the collections of Ca’ Rezzonico. Of especial importance are the archive and library (over 30,000 works) with theatrical texts and studies and original manuscripts.