Caffè Florian

entertainment-nightlife / Other

Lonely Planet review

Florian maintains rituals established c 1720: white-jacketed waiters serve cappuccino on silver trays, lovers canoodle in plush banquettes and the orchestra strikes up a tango as sunsets illuminate San Marco’s mosaics. Piazza seating during concerts costs €6 extra, but dreamy-eyed romantics hardly notice. Among Italy's first bars to welcome women and revolutionaries, Florian maintains its radical-chic reputation with art installations.