Chiostro del Bramante

Chiostro-del-BramanteRome has its share of beautiful dining settings, but few can rival the Chiostro del Bramante, an early 16th-century cloister designed by a Renaissance master. To get there, walk past the ticket office beside the church of Santa Maria della Pace–no need to pay admission to enter–then head upstairs where the cafe serves food and beverages all day long. There is table service at lunchtime. Otherwise, go in and order at the bar then head for the salon where a window looks down into the adjacent church and over its frescoes, which were painted by Raphael.

Ambiance: Hidden treasure.
Budget: Moderate.
Value: Good.
Recommended dishes: Salads, coffee.
Open: Tues-Sun 10:00-20:00. Closed August 10-20.
How to get there: Bus to Corso Rinasciamento.
Credit cards: Yes.
Additional notes: Provincia WiFi access; brunch served on Sundays.

Address: Via Arco della Pace 5
Telephone: +39 0668809036

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