It’s nearly impossible to start your morning in Italy without a frothy cappuccino. Stronger than American versions, an Italian cappuccino is made with dark espresso and topped with foamy steamed milk. While I’ve been drinking them since I arrived in Italy (but only in the morning, as is the Italian way!) today in Perugia I was able to sip cappuccino in one of the city’s most historic spots.
The cafe Sandri is not only the best pastry place in Perugia, it is also one of the oldest. Established in 1860, the building has been declared a historical spot, which means that no part of the building’s structure can be changed or altered. The cafe is open from early morning until late at night, and because it’s a historical building, anyone can go inside to take a peek, regardless of whether or not you’re ordering something.
That said, I wouldn’t recommend paying a visit without trying a cappuccino paired with one of their delectable pastries!
Melissa is tasting her way through Food & Wine: Flavors of Tuscany and Umbria. Follow along as she checks off all of her food-centric to-dos.