On your next trip to Rome, pay a visit to Bar Necci, located at Via Fanfulla da Lodi, 68 (00176) in the Pigneto Quarter of Rome. This iconic bar located in the Pigneto suffered a devastating fire a few weeks ago, but it is now open and back in business. This bar is known for being used as used by Pier Paolo Pasolini in his film, Accattone and more recently in Francesca Archibugi’s Una questione di cuore.
The bar has been a landmark in the area since 1924, and the owners of the bar worked night and day for 14 days in order to re-open in record time. The bar will look exactly as before, save for the wallpaper which they were unable to find.
The bar is open from 8am to 2am. Stop by for a coffee or a drink. They serve sandwiches and snacks, too. (Remember, a bar (un bar)in Italy is more akin to a cafè.)
Police are still investigating the fire.
Read about the bar’s reopening here (in Italian).