When I see pictures on Instagram of Christmas markets in other parts of Italy and in northern Europe I feel a twinge of envy. I love Vin Brule, mulled wine. The syrupy sweet cut with spice and citrus is perfect for a nippy wander around town. Here in Rome, the Christmas weather is not all that nippy and vin brule is not so easy to find. There is one place we return every year, after one of our traditional long afternoon holiday walks.
I am rarely in Campo di Fiori after dark. The loud flip flop girls and international school teenagers with questionable judgment are a deterrent. There is one very nice bar in the midst of this college party mayhem.
At the Bottiglieria il Nolano you can stop for a late afternoon glass of vin brule or an artiginal beer. There are heaters and tables to sit outside if you would like a view of broody Giordano Bruno in the piazza or inside is very cozy with exposed brick and lots of candles.
Bottiglieria il Nolano
Piazza Campo di Fiori 11/12
Monday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 2:00 am