Friday, 19 June 2009

The oldest caffè in Rome

The oldest caffè in Rome is in 86, Via Condotti and its name is Caffè Greco. Founded in 1760, some of the most influential people of the last two and half centuries entered this place. During the XIX century this place was visited by musicians like Mendelssohn, Wagner and Berlioz, writers like Leopardi, Stendhal, Gogol' and Twain, patriots like Silvio Pellico and philosophers like Schopenhauer. In 1906 a very characteristic person went there: Buffalo Bill with some Red Indians! This visit is witnessed by a photo which still hangs inside.