La bottega del caffè

La bottega del caffè

Venice was the first city in Europe to offer coffee on its premises. The first known “Café” in Piazza San Marco is what used to be called “Alla Venezia Trionfante” and which is now known as “Caffè Florian”. The coffee shop represented, however, is located near the Monument to the leader Bartolomeo Colleoni, in the Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo. A place of amorous encounters, the Venetian Café was especially frequented by the nobles who often wore the typical “Bautta”, the Venetian disguise par excellence. Some derive the name “Bauta” from the expression “bau-bau” used to scare children. Indeed, this “unisex” costume, seen on the streets at night, illuminated by the lantern of the “Codega” could scare little Venetians.



Project Details

  • Height 48 cm. Width 45 cm.

  • Engraved golden leaf on glass