St. Mark’s Rosebud

25th april

In the IX Century the daughter of the Doge of Venice loved a handsome and courageous young man, but as he came from a poor family, her father was against the match. The girl advised her suitor to go and fight against the Turks, to compensate for his humble origins by the glory of his feats. Soon, news of the young man’s courage and gesture spread around the world but unfortunately he perished shortly afterwards. Legend has it that before dying he picked a rosebud coloured by his blood to send to his loved one as an extreme gesture of love.

On the 25th April this poetic gesture is preserved by tradition and Caffè Florian is pleased to give the Rosebud to the Ladies with the same feeling with which every Venetian use to offer it to his beloved.