Coffee and History in Venice – Veneto
Although Italians are not coffee producers, espresso is now one of the most succesful symbols of “Made in Italy” worldwide. Italians are experts at using coffee blends to prepare espresso. The link between coffee and Venice goes back centuries to the time when this city had the greatest establishment for custom-made coffee in Italy. Nowadays, this strong link remains evident in numerous historical coffee establishments. Espresso is obtained, by definition and tradition, through the creation of an expert blend of coffees of different origins. This is the only way to obtain its pleasant and rich aroma and its crucial velvet body.
Our "Coffee and History in Venice" formulas will lead you, among other places, to one of the oldest coffee establishments in Italy, where you will be intiated into the world of espresso making through a guided tasting of different blends. Afterwards the day continues with a lunch in a characteristic Venetian restaurant, a gondola ride, a visit to a gondola production site and of course the discovery of Venice's hidden gems.