Antico Caffè Greco

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Caffè Greco

The Antico Caffè Greco (pronounced [anˈtiːko kafˌfɛ ɡˈɡrɛːko]; sometimes simply referred to as Caffè Greco) is an historic landmark café which opened in 1760 on Via dei Condotti in Rome, Italy. It is the oldest bar in Rome and second oldest in Italy, after Caffè Florian in Venice.


The café was named after its Greek (Greco in Italian) owner, who opened it in 1760.[1] Historic figures including Stendhal, Goethe, Bertel Thorvaldsen, Mariano Fortuny, Byron, Franz Liszt, Keats, Henrik Ibsen, Hans Christian Andersen, Felix Mendelssohn , Wagner, Levi, María Zambrano[2] and even Casanova have had coffee there.[3] Today Caffe Greco remains a haven for writers, politicians, artists and notable people in Rome.[4]

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  1. ^ Nichols, Fiona (2006). Rome and the Vatican (3rd ed.). London: New Holland. p. 80. ISBN 9781845375003.
  2. ^ Around Italy in 7 historic coffee bars | Bar/Club Review | Rome |
  3. ^ Antico Caffè Greco | Bar/Club Review | Rome |
  4. ^ Antico Caffe Greco | Rome Sights Archived March 2, 2008, at the Wayback Machine

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Coordinates: 41°54′20″N 12°28′53″E / 41.905558°N 12.481436°E / 41.905558; 12.481436