This café in Venice is one of the places to visit at some point in your life

Dec 13, 2021 407

If you’re planning to travel in  Venice or you are already there, you have to go for a coffee to the Caffè Florian . Caffè Florian is a coffee house situated in the Procuratie Nuove of Piazza San Marco, Venice. It is considered the oldest Café in Europe as it was opened on 29th December 1720 by Floriano Francesconi as “Alla Venezia Trionfante” and since then it’s in continuous operation but the café was renamed Cafe Florian by the name of the first owner.

Caffe Florian was the favorite coffeehouse of 19th-century intellectuals, from Kazanova to Lord Byron, from Goethe to Marcel Proust, from James Joyce to Gertrude Stein. Many of this century’s famous personalities were impressed by the magic of the Venetian coffee and expressed their enthusiasm in paintings and in many literary works, such as novel Roderick Hudson (1875) and "Other Memories "(Further Reminiscences, 1889) by the English novelist Anthony Trollope (1815-1882).

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