The “Beautiful Era” in Rome November 12, 2009 / PlacesRome, Lazio Sunday is a good day to catch up on your reading or chat with that buddy you were too busy to see during the week. They are the sorts of things you want to do in a café with style. No need to hop on the plane to Paris (that frivolous city), the Belle Epoque is also in Rome. Within walking distance from the magnificent godly monument, the Pantheon, Caffé Giolitti offers up its simple brown-backed seats hidden among its own jade and rose colored marble tables. Under gorgeous turn of the century chandeliers you can enjoy champagne-flavored ice cream or one inspired by After Eight mints. Even sipping your favorite aperitivo drink or a Marocchino (an espresso with frothy milk and powdered sugar) feels beautiful if you choose a spot in the corner under the side arcade. Tranquility and elegance…molto chic! by Alejandra Fabris — Contributed by Alejandra Fabris, writer, American University of Rome Senior, Italian Notebook Editorial Intern. 4 Responses to “The “Beautiful Era” in Rome” Rosemary November 12, 2009 How lovely! Reply Evanne Brandon Diner November 12, 2009 All over Italy, the cost of coffee drinks and pastry are a delicious bargain, compared to the price of a simple coffee in the U.S. Si, certo,and grazie, Alejandra. It’s time to return to Roma! Reply Frank Scaramella November 12, 2009 Ho tanto desiderio di ritornare a Roma,pur sapendo che non succedera’ subito Son felice pero’ di sognare una lunga visita al Caffe’ Giolitti, unico al Mondo. Reply Elena November 13, 2009 Caffe’ Giolitti – non c’e` di che! (Nothing like it.) Forget Starbucks. Reply Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Website Comment Related Notes Spring’s Secret Agent More than a Snack, this “Ciancino” Gli Avanzi Natalizi… Pasticciotti Leccesi: By George, They’re Delicious!