Cafe Lavena, Venice

Cafe Lavena, Venice

Established in 1750 café lLavena has its origins in the popular Venice of the 17th century. As the other cafés of St Mark's Square, Lavena equally had its part in intellectual life in the city. The person who gave lustre to Caffé Lavena, patronizing it from his first coming to Venice and becoming an habitual customer, was the composer Richard Wagner. Almost every day from five to six in the afternoon, Wagner used to visit Caffé Lavena and stay for half an hour, conversing very often with the owner Carlo Lavena.

Other famous persons that has frequented Caffé Lavena include the Venetian violinist Raphael Frontalli, famous composers and writers along with the current plethora of famous and not so famous movie stars that visits during the annual Venice Film Festival. Today the café is frequented by gondoliers, Venetians and tourists alike.

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Sight Name: Cafe Lavena
Sight Location: Venice, Italy
Sight Type: Food/Drink
Guide(s) containing this sight: Piazza San Marco Walking Tour  

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