Italy is known worldwide as the country of coffee: the culture of the espresso is both holy and earthly.
The coffee trade in Italy began in the 16th Century and the first coffee shop opens in 1683 in piazza San Marco, in Venice. The exotic drink has an immediate success, because it turns out to be a good alternative to alcohol and to be drunk while having intellectual exchanges. It’s not a surprise if in 18th Century the Bel Paese inaugurates the national tradition of the literary cafes, the illuminist labs of the future Risorgimento.
At the beginning it was consumed mainly by the high and middle classes, but nowadays the Espresso scans the days of the Italians as a brief break: one in the morning to begin the day with energy, one after lunch to digest the meal and occasionally in the evening after dinner. Italians drink coffee at the counter in just two or three sips or at the table with their beloved ones.
After a good meal at Marciana Restaurant, let’s order a coffee to enjoy the real taste of the Italian Espresso. Take a look at our menu!
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