Opened in 1760, the Antico Caffè Greco is the oldest bar in Rome, and the second oldest café in all of Italy, the first being Caffè Florian in Venice, founded in 1720. This historical café was named after its first owner, Nick the Greek, hence “The Antique Greek Café.” Boasting refined quality across its array of products, Caffè Greco has had over 250 years to perfect its espresso, which is probably why it costs 7 euros. Not only has Caffè Greco been the subject of sketches and paintings throughout its year in operation, but this art has made it one of the largest private art galleries open to the public since the art covers its walls. Countless artists and intellectuals were known to spend time at Caffè Greco, such as Franz Liszt, Henrik Ibsen, Hans Christian Andersen, Wagner and even Casanova. Preserving its reputation throughout the past two centuries, Caffè Greco remains a place where people from all walks of society can gather over a cup of coffee. Considered a fancy coffeehouse by its visitors, feel free to stop in to have some coffee and cake right near the Piazza di Spagna.