The main characteristics that a Café – member of the Cultural Route “Historic Cafes Route” should have are the following:
To be a Legal Entity, with a valid operating license as a Café.
To have a historic identity and have been operating for at least 100 years without altering their original characteristics/ To retain part of the original decoration (furniture, decorations, etc.) / To be located in historic buildings with a special architectural heritage / To be located in an area characterized by UNESCO.
To host important personalities of Letters, Arts and Politics / To be characterized as “literary” and/or “artistic” Café.
To constantly organize cultural events (literary, theatrical, gastronomic, artistic, musical, etc.).
To always protect and promote the intangible and tangible cultural heritage of the Café and the invaluable wealth of knowledge that Historic Cafes carry.
It is also desirable to:
To promote nationally and/or internationally “signature products”, which reflect the culture of the specific Café and the local tradition.
To vent nationally and/or internationally memorabilia.