Caffè Fiorio

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The coffee bar at cafe Fiorio in Turin Italy.

Coordinates: 45°4′12.77″N 7°40′58.58″E / 45.0702139°N 7.6829389°E / 45.0702139; 7.6829389

The Caffè Fiorio is a historic café in Turin, northern Italy, located at Via Po 8.

Founded in 1780,[1] Fiorio became a fashionable meeting place for the artistic, intellectual and political classes of the capital of the Kingdom of Sardinia. Frequented by Urbano Rattazzi,[2] Massimo D'Azeglio,[2] Giovanni Prati, Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour[2] (who founded the Whist Club here), Giacinto Provana di Collegno, Cesare Balbo and Friedrich Nietzsche,[3][4] it became known as "the café of the Machiavellis and of the pigtails."[5][6]

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  1. ^ Paul Chrystal (15 April 2016). Coffee: A Drink for the Devil. Amberley Publishing Limited. pp. 44–. ISBN 978-1-4456-4840-8.
  2. ^ a b c Enrico Massetti (22 May 2016). Turin and its Olympic Mountains. pp. 17–. ISBN 978-1-365-13141-7.
  3. ^ Anacleto Verrecchia (1978). La catastrofe di Nietzsche a Torino. G. Einaudi. ISBN 9788806353605.
  4. ^ Martin Dunford (1 March 2011). The Rough Guide to Italy. Rough Guides. pp. 154–. ISBN 978-1-4053-8922-8.
  5. ^ Codini, literally ‘pigtails’ is a term applied to reactionary politicians, apparently with reference to pre-revolutionary French hairstyles. Lo Zingarelli, s.v..
  6. ^ "How to order and drink coffee like an Italian".


This article includes text translated from its counterpart in the Italian Wikipedia.

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