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alexander stefanatos


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Famous lounges 2

Italy
Venezzia
Cafe Florian


Cafe Florian
A real marvel, the oldest cafe in the world situated in Piazza San Marco and established in 1720 is the oldest cafe in continuous operation since then. It took its name from its first owner, Floriano Franzesconi and the present owners claim that there isn't a single notable personality that hasn't sat in their premises including, Carlo Goldoni, Goethe, Casanova,Lord Byron,Marcel Proust, Charles Dickens etc, etc, including notable Jacobins at the time of French Revolution. Many kings and princes also had meals there during the Venetian Revolution of 1848 and the Venetian patriots turned it to a temporary hospital that housed wounded soldiers. It has numerous distinguished salas as the "Sala di Senato","Sala Greca", "Sala Orientale", "Sala Cinese". The "Sala Degli Uomini Illustri" had the pleasure to accomodate distinguished political personalities. During summer an orchestra is performing in front of the facade in Piazza di San Marco. In more recent and humble times, gran Luchino Visconti, sipping his espresso in one of the tables, and not in one in the "Grand Hotel Des Bains" of Lido, composed the plan of his masterpiece "Death in Venice".

Comments 11

  • artphot36 16/04/2016 12:13

    fantastique histoire! merci!
    amitiés
  • sparkling light 14/04/2016 11:56

    Like the other one - not an overcrowded place here, too.
    Jost
  • SINA 14/04/2016 11:55

    DA FÄLLT MIR NATÜRLICH
    DER FILM TOD IN VENEDIG EIN
    UNGLAUBLICH WIE LANGE DIESER ZAUBER IMMER WIDER FASZINIERT UND EINHÜLLT
    SEHR SCHÖN FOTOGRAFISCH ERINNERT AN ALL DAS
    SO ELEGANT UND EDEL
  • Sue Thompson 14/04/2016 8:54

    It seems that this is the place where one can sit at ones table to sip your coffee in peace... and at a marble table.
    The suroundings are sumptuous and a real credit to those who have cared for it over the many years.
    A superb shot.

    :))
  • Adele Oliver 14/04/2016 0:55

    elegance of an era gone by - and still so inviting with its warm décor and colours .... a great place to sip a cuppa and imagine yourself in one of the grand movies ... beautiful capture and ambience !!!
    greetings, Adele
  • adriana lissandrini 13/04/2016 23:28

    a true wonder! Here there is a lot of refinement and elegance
    Excellent frame, Alexander!

    cari saluti Adriana
  • Giampiero Mazzoleni 13/04/2016 19:04

    Mitico Florian, l'ho riconosciuto subito. Scatto Eccellente !!!
  • Janos Gardonyi 13/04/2016 18:13

    "illegitimi non carburundum" Alex,
    that's my advice to you ............ :)) janos
  • Harold Thompson 13/04/2016 18:00

    Very ornate and having had a lot of famous people to visit
    :-)) Harold
  • Carlo.Pollaci 13/04/2016 16:56

    Strepitosa vista d'interni.
    Ottima inquadratura. Colori perfetti e accattivanti.
    Un caro saluto,
    Carlo
  • cathy Blatt 13/04/2016 16:37

    I remember and enjoyed my coffee there! Wonderful to see such a fantastic shot,cathy

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