Pigneto – Bar Necci


This area is shedding its working class image, represented in so many neorealist films, and becoming the city’s hedonistic hub. Young creatives flock here attracted by the low rents, loft spaces and nightlife, at venues such as Primo and Fanfulla 101 ( Via Fanfulla da Lodi 101).

While here, visit Bar Necci. Opened in 1924 as an ice-cream parlour by brothers Pietro and Luigi Necci, this was one of the locations for Pier Paolo Pasolini’s 1961 film Accattone, a gritty depiction of life in Rome’s slums.

In the 1960’s Bar Necci became the epicentre of Pigneto’s social life and the current owners have played on its retro appeal to turn it into a hip destination once again. This is a multi functional venue with breakfast lunch and dinner, and ending the day as a late-night bar.

Come late afternoon, Aperativo on the terrace at Bar Necci calls for a Spritz … recipes vary widely … but the fundamentals are generally agreed upon – one part Proseco, one part bittersweet liqueur, and one healthy splash of soda water, alongside a complimentary plate of homemade bite-sized snacks.

It will cost about 20 euros to get here from Trastevere and then walk a block to an area that is alive with hole in wall bars and restaurants…best time to visit is from 5.30pm or 6pm.


Address : Bar Necci – Via Fanfulla da Lodi 68




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