Whilst coffee was being traded by Venetian merchants in the 16th century and the first coffee shop opened in Piazza San Marco in the 17th century, modern Italian coffee culture really came about after the Second World War with the … Read More
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In Italy, for 30 years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, they had 500 years of democracy and peace - and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.