Glass act: 3 cool aperitivo bars in Rome

And who said that the aperitif is the exclusive monopoly of cities like Milan and Turin? Even Rome has its places, here are three that won’t disappoint you.


This spot in Trastevere (across the river from Testaccio) is well worth the trip fro its natural wines and shelves loaded with Italian liqueurs you’be never heard of. Come for apertivo, stay for prosecco cocktails (and bruschette), never leave.


Via Fratelli Bonnet 5. Cocktails about 7 euro

American Bar Hotel Forum

Not all hotel bars with touristy sounding names are created equal. This one, on the roof of the Hotel Forum in Monti, has the most delectable views over the Imperial Forum. At sunset, watch the sky turn the same colour as your Campari. Cocktails about 15 euro.

Enoteca il Goccetto

Fifteen minutes’ walk from the Pantheon, the sign at the front just says Vino and Olio (wine and oil). It’s a cosy, spectacularly Roman drinking den, so make it your go-to place and work your way through the 800-label wine list.


Via dei Banchi Vecchi 12; wine by the glass about 5 euro

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