Caffè Florian is a coffee house situated in the Procuratie Nuove of Piazza San Marco, Venice. It was established in 1720, and is the oldest coffee house in continuous operation in Italy, and the oldest in the world.
The Florian opened with two simply furnished rooms on 29 December 1720 as “Alla Venezia Trionfante” (Venice the Triumphant), but soon became known as Caffè Florian, after its original owner Floriano Francesconi.
Caffé Florian, Woman and White Pigeon
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Yashica FX, T-Max 400, 50mm Contax Zeiss f/1,4. – 2001
Google Street View – Caffé Florian in Venice, San Marco Square
If you want to go to the Piazetta, follow the left arrow until you leave the Procuratie Nuove.
A Short Glance Inside Caffé Florian
Caffé Florian has its official website. You’ll find more photos of the different rooms: The Chinese Room, The Hall of the Senate (the meeting point for a group of venetian patriots during the Italian Risorgimento), The Oriental Room, The Hall of Seasons, Liberty Room.