• LOCATION 4 | From the Golden Age to the Glory of Siena’s Present Traditions

    Caffé Fiorella

    Stop here for a moment.

    On your right hand side, is the tiniest coffee shop I have ever seen in my life. They don't even have a customer toilet ... sorry for the prosaic information but it's always something important when travelling.

    Here you can enjoy the best stand up espresso or cappuccino. Of course, you can get them to go: if you do so, just ignore some of the other clients that will certainly roll their eyes when hearing you order. They will argue that take away coffee is a sacrilege!

    If you are here on a Sunday, I am sorry you will not be able to enjoy this delicacy.

    Once you leave Fiorella, continue along the main street and when you reach the intersection, take the path on the left going uphill.

    Yes, it's true. Italians love their coffee because for Italians coffee is a ritual. I prefer my caffe' macchiato in a ceramic cup but you'll hear many people ordering their espresso "al vetro", in a glass cup.

    The first cafes in Italy were opened in the 1700s so we've really transformed coffee making into art!!!

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