Antico Caffè Greco. You may prefer to limit your shopping on Via Condotti to the window variety, but there's one thing here that everybody can afford—a stand-up coffee at the bar at the Antico Caffè Greco, set just off the Piazza di Spagna and the Fontana della Barcaccia. With its tiny marble-top tables and velour settees, this 200-year-old institution has long been the haunt of artists and literati; it's closed Sunday. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Byron, and
Franz Liszt were habitués. Buffalo Bill stopped in when his road show hit Rome. The caffè is still a haven for writers and artists, along with plenty of Gucci-clad ladies. The tab picks up considerably if you decide to sit down to enjoy table service. Via Condotti 86, Piazza di Spagna, Rome, 00187. 06/6791700. www.anticocaffegreco.eu.