Grab a Coffee at Piazza della Pera


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Grab a Coffee at Piazza della Pera

Piazza della Pera is a small square in the heart of the San Martino district of the city of Pisa. Officially, its name is Piazza Chiara Gambacorti, but the locals still call it "della Pera" owing to the due to the vaguely pear-shaped Etruscan stone nearby. The square is popular with families, young people and the elderly eager to spend a little time on the marble benches in the shade of the small trees scattered on the edges of the square to shelter from the scorching summer heat. Piazza della Pera is the most popular meeting spot in the city, offering cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs.


In Italy, coffee is just as important as pasta. If you want to act like a local when ordering your coffee, there are some unwritten rules you should keep in mind. Cappuccino, Caffelatte or any other kind of coffee with a lot of milk should only be drunk in the mornings, before 11 am. When you order an espresso, don't use the word espresso, which actually is just a technical phrase. Ask the barista for simply "un caffè". Last but not least, when ordering "un caffè" you don't sit down. Stand at the bar and have your coffee while standing. Whether you feel like blending in or sitting down at a table, there are plenty of cafes to choose from in Pisa.