Bar del Fico
Of all the places to drink in Rome, not many will have been dairy in a former life. Bar del Fico gives the impression that it’s been here forever, taking its name from the fig tree that emerges unapologetically from the foundations of the building. The bar, run by a convivial crowd, enjoys a certain transition throughout the day – septuagenarians banter in the shade and play chess well into the afternoon before Romans and cognoscenti foreigners take over the nocturnal shift. An essential Roman experience.