Reputedly Italy's oldest cafe, dating to 1720. Literary hangout for the likes of Lord Byron, Goldoni, and Proust. On the beaten path for a reason.Venice, Veneto, Italy
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Fair warning: this may be the most expensive cappuccino in Europe. That said, when the tuxedo-clad waiter brings your rich espresso topped with a perfect wave of foam on a gilded glass tray with an accompanying glass of water, you'll already be planning your return trip to Caffe Florian. Whether you choose to sit inside and enjoy the plush, brocade booths and chandeliers made from local Venetian glass or you take your coffee outside in the city's most famous piazza, staring at the sun-kissed spectacle of San Marco, you'll consider the price of the coffee well worth it for the atmosphere. Even the famous poet Lord Byron was known to pop in at Florian's for a drink when he was in Venice, so go ahead and spoil yourself in one of the world's most luxurious cafes.March 23, 2012 Like Add a Comment