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Oldest Caffé in Italy (and the Entire World) Is in Danger of Closing Due to COVID- 19

Caffè Florian in St. Mark's Square is the oldest cafe in Italy and the entire world! It has been around for 300 years and is utterly remarkable! However, it is in danger of closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

When many think of the most famous spots to see in Venice, this café comes to mind. Originally opened in 1720, it has been a set for numerous films such as The Talented Mr. Ripley and Summertime. Further, many famous individuals such as Charles Dickens have visited. 

Due to the significant decrease in tourism, the café may not be able to remain opened.

COVID-19 has affected businesses globally. The managing director of Caffè Florian told AD, “We do everything possible to keep the business alive. We are working to stay open for as long as we can. The pandemic has affected everyone, but we couldn’t benefit from various benefits. There are no prospects, For now, we don’t even know a reopening date. We are concerned about the future. If the café is closed, you wouldn’t miss just a coffee, but a piece of Venice.”

Photo by Paul Hanaoka on Unsplash


  • Main Image: Caffè Florian FB

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