Police close Rome's Bar S. Calisto

Sit-in protest over closure of popular Trastevere bar scheduled on 29 June from 19.00-19.30 in Piazza di S. Cosimato.

The historic Bar S. Calisto in Rome's Trastevere district has been closed for three days, by police order, over its role as a "meeting place for clientele with criminal records" and for disturbing the peace late at night. 
The three-day closure, effective from 28 June, follows an unauthorised "rave" outside the landmark bar on 3 June. The party, which was promoted on social media, attracted hundreds of revellers and continued into the early hours despite complaints from local residents.
Situated just off Piazza S. Maria in Trastevere, Bar S. Calisto has retained its vintage decor and remains a bastion of "romanità" in a neighbourhood whose bars and restaurants are increasingly being modernised for the tourist market.
The down-at-heel venue has also retained its cheap prices, attracting an eclectic mix of students, artists, writers and local characters, as well as passing tourists.

 

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Address Piazza di S. Calisto, 3, 00153 Roma RM, Italy

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Police close Rome's Bar S. Calisto

Piazza di S. Calisto, 3, 00153 Roma RM, Italy

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