Caffè dell'Ussero

'Caffè dell'Ussero' was a coffee house built near the Arno, in Pisa. (Lungarno Antonio Pacinotti, 27)

It was one of the meeting places for a lot of intellectuals, in the 19th century. It is among the first literary coffees in Italy and it was founded in 1775.
The Coffee was born to be frequented by habitual customers, intellectuals, who could converse there quietly, reading in front of a cup of coffee.

Coffee houses were mainly a meeting point and a place were people exchanged their ideas.

The palace belongs to the family of Pisan counts and patricians Agostini Fantini Venerosi della Seta.

The walls of the 'Caffè' are also covered of memories of his illustrious visitors, like some letters written by the Italian physician Filippo Mazzei.

VIEWS OF THE CAFFE' FROM THE STREET

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SOME DETAILS ON THE WALLS OF THE COFFEE HOUSE

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Here we can see some letters written by the Italian physician Filippo Mazzei.

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  • Photos and main text by Carlotta Foti ti.liamtoh|itof.attolrac#| and Giada Antonelli ti.oohay|illenotnadaig#| (December 2017)
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