We are winding down our time in Venezia. It will be so hard to leave. To help us say good-bye, we spent a sunny afternoon in one of our favorite spots – listening to music at Caffe Florian, the oldest coffeehouse in Venice, dating from 1720 (www.caffeflorian.com).
The Florian is located on Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Square) and is a very special place for us. It is beautiful inside, but if you’re lucky, the orchestra is playing outside on the piazza – and you can sit in the sunshine, have a spritz, and listen to the music.
My parents first took me here – dancing in the piazza.
Then Frank and I had our first wedding toast here when we eloped to Venice (arranged by my family).
This year, the Florian closed for a time due to COVID. We were worried it would not re-open.
When we finally made it back to Venice and to our favorite Florian, we looked at each other with tears in our eyes. It has been a rough couple of years for all of us – but we are so happy to have taken a chance and jumped back into travel. And happy that the Florian and other places so special to us are making a comeback, too.
I will leave you with a short video so you can feel the spirit of this magical place.