‘All roads lead to Rome’ — and to its cafes and bars as well. From the old cafes that hosted late 18th century intellectuals, to the backdrops of the legendary Dolce Vita era, discover the Eternal City’s most charming historic bars with our guide.
Oscar-winner and internationally known film director Federico Fellini was a regular at the Caffe Canova, a fancy venue with a terrace full of iron tables, set along the Piazza del Popolo. Not only will you find quality drinks and meals at Canova but also a gallery dedicated to Fellini himself,where you can admire pictures and sketches related to his life and career. Inside, there is also a section featuring quality cigars from all over the world.
Caffè Canova, Piazza del Popolo 16-17, Rome, Italy +39 06 361 2231
Near the Pantheon, there is a coffee shop and roaster well known for both its peculiar blend — Regina dei Caffe — and high quality coffee concoctions such as granite di caffe, chocolate covered coffee beans.
Gran Caffe Tazza d’Oro is an old charm bar which, since 1946, has remained an unmissable place for coffee lovers.
Caffe Sant’Eustachio is an unpretentious spot well known among locals for serving the best coffee in Rome. Admire the original 1930s floor and furniture, shelves full of fair trade coffee supplies, an old fashioned counter, and the few tables outside, which make this the perfect backdrop for savoring the specialty: the Grand Caffe. No one knows the secret behind this coffee blend, but it’s one not to be missed.
Caffé Sant’Eustachio, Piazza Sant’Eustachio 82, Rome, Italy +39 06 6880 2048