Carlo Goldoni was born in Venice in 1707 and went on to be one of the Italy's most important playwrights. He spent many years living and working in Paris, where he died in 1793. Ca' Centani, the 15th century gothic palace acquired by Goldoni's paternal grandfather was home to Carlo until 1719. After World War II, Ca' Centani (or Casa di Carlo Goldoni), was restored and became a museum and a center for theatre studies.
Even if you don't have a clue of the life, times, and work of Goldoni, this museum is definitely worth a visit. It is quiet, and the restored gothic architectural details of the palazzo are stunning. The museum also has an impressive collection of antique Italian marionettes.