Let me talk about coffee culture and what it means. Surely it does not mean the mushrooming of coffee shops! It means either you have been cropping coffee or you manufactured coffee for centuries and therefore locals have been drinking coffee (espressi & Co) for quite some time.
In the light of what happened in Venice with the floading let me show you this pic I took with my old Samsung during my last trip to Venice: Caffé Florian.
Located under the arcades of St Mark’s square Caffé Florian is one of Venice’s symbols as this ancient café opened its doors on Dec 1720 by Floriano Francesconi, who called it Alla Venezia Trionfante, but then it was called by Venetians “Florian” as they used to say in local dialect Let’s go to Florian (“andemo da Florian”). In fact it is the oldest café in the world (!!!) together with Paris’ Café Procope.
This place had quite some famous visitors from Giacomo Casanova to Lord Byron, Charles Dickens to Hemingway.
The café has different rooms and they are all named. Caffé Florian went through restoration in 1872 and 1892, when the place also expanded with 2 new rooms one of them called Hall of Seasons or Hall of Mirrors which you can see in my picture. You can sit in this café like centuries ago, coffee is indeed expensive here, but hey, you are taking a coffee in history. In certain coffees around here coffee is as expensive without reasons to be (and in 99% of cases burnt and bad too!).
Caffé Florian has reopened the doors yesterday after the flooding, although not all the halls are opened yet.
After seeing this picture you might now forgive me if I brag so much about Italian coffee culture… I can literally say we are centuries apart! .
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