Grand Hotel Minerva
Florence, Italy
This was probably the only place that served traditional afternoon tea during my
visit.   Italians love their espresso very much. It is located in the Piazza Santa Maria

Since I was alone, Giovanni, the Maitre' D, made me feel at home. However, they
only served afternoon tea on Saturdays and Sundays during my visit, and no tea is
served in the summer.

The Italian Tea Club started it all. Their goal was to promote and allow citizens to
enjoy the concept of afternoon tea.

Brief History


Tea Courts

In Room Tea
Around The

Tea Setting


Meet The Chefs

Sign Guestbook