Antico Caffè Greco

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The Antico Caffè Greco (sometimes simply referred to as Caffè Greco) is an historic landmark café which opened in 1760 on 86, Via dei Condotti in Rome, Italy. It is perhaps the best known and oldest bar in Rome and within Italy only Caffè Florian in Venice (established in 1720) is older.

The café was named after its Greek (Greco in Italian) owner, who opened it in 1760. Historic figures including Stendhal, Goethe, Bertel Thorvaldsen, Mariano Fortuny, Byron, Franz Liszt, Keats, Henrik Ibsen, Hans Christian Andersen, Felix Mendelssohn, Wagner, Levi, María Zambrano <ref>Around Italy in 7 historic coffee bars | Bar/Club Review | Rome |</ref> and even Casanova have had coffee there.<ref>Antico Caffè Greco | Bar/Club Review | Rome |</ref> Featured as a setting in the 2013 novel The Cana Mystery [1],today Caffe Greco remains a haven for writers, politicians, artists and notable people in Rome.<ref>Antico Caffe Greco | Rome Sights</ref>



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