I think Rome’s greatest charm lies in its ability to offer a visitor an authentic, local Italian experience despite being one of the most visited cities in the world. You can still find entire neighborhoods that are delightfully stuck in the past and pockets of locals living right in the center. Bar Caffè Perù, a historic neighborhood bar from the 1930s, is exactly this type of place. Just steps away from elegant Piazza Farnese and bustling (and touristy) Campo dè Fiori, Bar Perù has prime real estate in Rome and yet has remained inexpensive, unpretentious and charmingly retro. In my opinion it has one of the best vintage signs in Rome and the mismatched décor is refreshingly untrendy in a city being flooded with neo-vintage industrial eateries.
Originally a meeting place for artists, intellectuals and student, it caters to locals instead of tourists and is a great place to people watch. Open from early morning late into the night you can enjoy anything from a coffee, sandwich, plate of pasta or snacks. In the evenings people spill into the piazza with beers, wine or cocktails. Stop by Bar Perù for a taste of typical Rome!