Nothing is the authentic Venetian soul better than this coffee: tradition, hospitality and elegance since 1720, is among the oldest historic rooms in Italy and retains the charm that made it famous throughout the world.
Caffè Florian History
Caffè Florian is a historic café in Venice, located under the arcades of Piazza San Marco. Opened December 29, 1720 by Floriano Francesconi with the name of "Alla Venezia Trionfante" is the oldest Italian coffee and, together with the Parisian Cafè Procope, the oldest in the world.
Since its opening it had a great success at the high Venetian society, so much so that the original rooms had to be added two more (the Sala Orientale and the Sala del Senato).
Almost three centuries of art, culture and history have passed through Florian's doors: from Carlo Goldoni to whom he inspired "La Bottega del caffè", to Giacomo Casanova, passing through Ugo Foscolo up to Gabriele D'Annunzio and Silvio Pellico. There is also a large number of foreign artists and visitors who have left their trail: Wagner, Stendhal, Goethe, Shelley, Byron, Nietzsche.
In the rooms of the Florian it seems to relive the times gone and not difficult to fantasize about the conversations of the illustrious visitors who preceded us, a fascinating atmosphere to which also contribute the beautiful rooms where lights, mirrors, precious woods and decorations make each room a kind of museum where history continues to live.
At the Florian you still come today for its artisan confectionery, for aperitifs to sip outdoors and for the wide selection of coffee blends made exclusively.