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“Named after the ancient fig tree outside, this hipster hangout near the beautiful Santa Maria della Pace church is very popular with chess players of all ages, together with those filling their boots at the free pizza Aperitivo, which is accompanied by DJs. Decorated like an old Parisian cafe and split over two rooms, with the chess tables outside, the atmosphere is vibrant and the cocktails are great – especially the “Fircy’s”, a mix of vermouth, rhubarb and orange.”

( source: http://www.bestbarseurope.com/rome/bars/ )

In fact, as well as “fig”, the word “Fico” in Italian also means “cool” and that is certainly a great way to describe this place.

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