Antico Caffè Greco
Located in Via dei Condotti, Antico Caffè Greco was founded in 1760 and is one of Rome’s oldest cafeterias.
It is also known on account of the important public figures who frequented it over the years, such as Giacomo Casanova, Stendhal, Massimo D’Azeglio, Louis of Bavaria Buffalo Bill, Ennio Flaiano, Aldo Palazzeschi, Cesare Pascarella, Richard Wagner, Orson Welles, Edvard Grieg, Goethe and many others.
Fine coffee, croissants and aperitifs are served at the bar, while the 7 lounges, with marble tables and beautifully stuccoed walls, covered with antique mirrors, photographs, and paintings, preserve its 19th century charm.
The Red Room, with its damask fabrics, the statue of the Faun and a settee once used by Hans Christian Andersen, is the largest of all the rooms, and boasts a piano and a small library containing all the documents and publications that trace the café’s history. Cultural associations and groups often hold meetings here.
With its 300 works of art on permanent display, Antico Caffè Greco is the largest private art gallery open to the public in the world.