Caffè Florian, Three Centuries of History
In three centuries of history, its tables have hosted an endless list of distinguished characters. Here, Giacomo Casanova wooed the ladies and got to know Carlo Goldoni. Parini, Silvio Pellico, Lord Byron, Foscolo, Dickens, Goethe, Rousseau, D'Annunzio all passed by here. Through time and change, economic crisis as well as social change, the café was always the heart of Venetian society from the serene Republic of Venice to the revolutionary movements of 1848.
Among the six halls in the café, The Chinese hall, the Oriental hall, the Hall of seasons and the Distinguished men hall are those that stand out the most. Light, sinuous forms grace the walls of the Chinese room, the oriental hall is a maze of majestic figures inspired by the far-East and imagery that is intertwined with gold leaf decorations, friezes and red velvet banquettes, where the atmosphere is special, and dreamy. Surrounded by floral motifs, the Hall of Seasons welcomes visitors with figures of women wrapped in long garments that enhance their beauty and symbolize seasons. The service of this historic place is nothing less than impeccable, not only serving coffee, but also food and beverage for any occasion. Taking inspiration from traditional dishes and desserts, Cafe Florian offers superb preparations made with high quality products, suitable for the most refined gourmet tastes. From breakfast to an afternoon tea, from aperitif to a light dinner, every moment is celebrated with taste and refinement.