Cafe Florian is the oldest coffee house in Italy ( and probably in Europe). It was founded in 1720 by Floriano Francesconi.
Initially cafe was called “Alla Venezia Trionfante”. Florian’s grandson will change the name to “Florian” in 1797.
Florian overlooks St. Mark’s Square and is important part of Venice history. This was the place where Goethe, Goldoni, Lord Byron and Casanova used
to be frequent visitors.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Immaculately dressed waiters, beautiful surroundings, live music and excellent coffee and cakes.
Espresso is 3 Eur, cappuccino 5 Eur Croissant sandwiches ( excellent!) will cost you around 7-9 Eur.
Cakes are around 8-10 Eur. There is also a surcharge for the music.
Is it worth it? I would say it is. This is one of a kind places. Later you can brag that you had coffee in cafe where Casanova
was charming women and place where the Venice Biennalle was born.
Piazza San Marco.
San Marco. 56.
Website: Cafe Floran