IL LEONE ~ ORIGINAL ITALIAN COFFEE
Nowhere do they take coffee more seriously than in Italy. Drinking coffee is a lifestyle in the best coffee country in the world. That status was achieved with commercial spirit, good taste and of course the invention of the espresso machine. Centuries ago, in and around Venice, coffee beans were brought ashore in shiploads.
The oldest coffee house in the world has been in Piazza San Marco since 1720. Floriano Francesconi then opened the Caffè alla Venezia Trionfante, later renamed the now world-famous Caffè Florian. Venice is a city full of lions. ‘Il Leone’ is even the city’s mascot and an annual Golden Lion is awarded at the Venice Film Festival for exceptional acting performances. The Venetian baristas master the art of making coffee like no other. The best espresso only comes about when all the conditions are met. That starts with the perfect blend of IL LEONE. Life is beautiful or ‘La vita è bella!’