The Smart and Sexy Aperitivo at the Giardino di Ripetta is Back — Photo courtesy of Jim_K-TownEver wonder where all the pretty people hang out in Rome? If you're looking for a new scene to mix and mingle with Rome's per bene crowd, look no further than the Residenza di Ripetta. Just in time for the beautiful Spring weather, the Giardino di Ripetta has opened up again and it's sexy happy hour scene is all the rage.
In Rome, there are aperitivi (happy hours) and there are aperitivi. Nowadays, just about every café or bar in the centro storico has come up with its own version of happy hour and buffet feast to attract tourists and the locals. But not many happy hours can boast a lush and luxurious retreat as the Residenza di Ripetta.
After undergoing a major overhaul in 2011, the Baroque convent turned ritzy residence earned itself a spot in the big leagues, as it transformed itself into an extravagant oasis with VIP services. The ex-convent situated between Piazza del Popolo and the Spanish Steps is hardly a place for the nuns now. Now that Spring is here all of Rome is going al fresco, Ripetta has geared up its with smart and swanky aperitivo located in its heavenly garden every evening at 7pm. If you're looking to see and be scene and want to rub shoulders with Rome's elite, the Giardino di Ripetta is certainly the place to do it.