Living La Dolce Vita in Rome’s Historical Cafes

Living La Dolce Vita in Rome’s Historical Cafes

When you visit Rome, there are a couple of places you can’t miss. But we are not talking about The Colosseum or St Peters Basilica here; these will undoubtedly be on your tour plan anyway.

If you want to experience a little of the Dolce Vita style, you should consider sitting at a table in the Harry’s Bar in Via Veneto. While enjoying your drink, you’ll be in the same avenue where Anita Ekberg and Marcello Mastroianni were chased by paparazzi in the sixties. In fact, Via Veneto was the centre of the movida at the time, the place to be if you wanted to meet Hollywood stars and international jet-set.

But if you are more of a reflexive type and enjoy a more intimate atmosphere, then you probably want to choose a different place and experience what a cafè in Rome looked like almost two centuries ago.

Located in Via Dei Condotti, just a few meters away from Piazza di Spagna, the Antico Caffé Greco was founded back in 1760. Its four rooms feature some original pieces of furniture, and the style of the entire café has the feel of an old, historical place. The restaurant is almost considered an art gallery as is decorated with more than 150 artworks; from oil paintings in precious frames, to artistic photographs and sculptures.