The tranquil terrace of Caffè Florian in Venice invites passers-by to stop and admire the splendor of San Marco Piazza, the point of arrival for any walking tour of Venice. This historic caffè, dating back to 1720, is to be found under the covered walkway of the Nuove Procuratie building. It takes one back in time bringing to life the city’s history and the special atmosphere of a place where scholars, politicians and intellectuals used to meet, such as Goldoni, Giuseppe Parini, Silvio Pellico and many others. Its finely decorated rooms still preserve memories of bygone times, accompanied nowadays by impeccable service in an exclusive setting. Apart from being so famous as a coffee house, Caffè Florian was also, at that time, the only ‘bar’ that allowed entry to women and consequently was chosen as a ‘hunting ground’ by Casanova who was always seeking female company. Every room is the product of a restoration, completed in 2012 after many years of work, which has returned the old splendor to its ambience of the past. Today, the Florian is still the place where Venice meets the world. Although remaining linked to tradition, this venue puts itself firmly in the present-day by organizing cultural events, especially in the sphere of contemporary art, aiming to promote discussion and debate about art and culture by offering itself as a live space for participation and involvement.