The Caffè Greco is (at least) 250 years old. The "oldest" in the whole of Italy and, however surprising it may seem today, for an entire century, the Caffè Greco, the Florian, the Gilli and the Bicerin were each in a "foreign land" from one another. For 250 years, a quarter of a millennium, the Caffè Greco has been the very symbol of international Rome. Casanova recalls, in his "Mémoires", a risqué episode from his youth; Andersen lived on the floor above and still to this day you may take a seat on his very own sofa. Goethe, Wagner, Bizet, Stendhal, Byron, Shelley, Keats, Gogol, Mark Twain … and Buffalo Bill, no less, along with Sitting Bull, the much loved Princess Diana, De Chirico, King Juan Carlos of Spain, Prince Ranieri of Monaco (the list goes on and on), artists, thinkers, celebrities, sovereigns and the powerful from a host of periods and places have come together continuously over the past 250 years in this emancipated, convivial coffee house, enriched over time with innumerable works of art and historic memorabilia. More recently, the "dolce vita" and designer names found along via Condotti have lent the Caffè Greco an additional edge of luxury and international high society so that nowadays, whoever visits the Caffè Greco, whilst still fascinated by its history and the precious collection of art works adorning its walls, cannot help but be distracted by the sophisticated, elegant, beautiful women who go there daily.