Bill and I often passed along the south end of the Piazza Navona to the Via del Governo Vecchio -- a 15th century street with vintage shops, bars and restaurants and two bookstores.
Bill and I returned many times to a bar called Il Piccolo (The Little One).
Here is the son of the owner keeping an eye on things. He works in a leather shop across the street.
One of his Dad's tables of regulars.
We found the pedestrian and motor traffic lively but never too much.
The people watching is excellent.
We chatted with this nice local and his girlfriend below.
They had come in from the suburbs for some quality time in the Historic Centre of Rome.
The staff at Il Piccolo treat you like a regular even on your first visit. We saw a lot of Adriano (right).
Be warned that one drink will soon become another.
Bill's favourite red.
Craft beer is popular in Italy.
Another mellow evening in the Historic Centre.
Twice we arrived on soccer nights when the patio doubled in size with passionate fans to watch the game on an outside large screen.
May we recommend this bar on the Via del Governo Vecchio, 74-75.