Welcome to the "New" Friends

Welcome to the "New" Friends

Thursday, 26 September 2013


There are many excellent bars and restaurants in the Sabina, each with their speciaties for which people will drive for many kilometres to enjoy, but there are few restaurants in the world in which you can enjoy delicious, honest, home-made local food and enjoy sunsets like these as you sip on your favourite libation.

In Italian, the word for sunset is Tramonto, and the Tramonti seen from Friends Cafe are truly spectacular. 

Sometimes the rays of the sun fan out so perfectly you would almost expect to begin hearing heavenly trumpets sound and angelic choirs sing out... You don't need much of an imagination to figure out where the painters of the Rinascimento got their inspiration.

The Renaissance is long gone, but the spectacular Sabine sunsets remains with us. They still inspire artists and photographers from all over the world. You will often see painters with their easels set up in the piazza in front of friends. The sunset hour is the favourite time of people to come to our bar, buy a drink, order a snack and wait with their cameras for the sun to set. 

They are rarely disappointed... Negroni and camera in hand... A spectacular sunset and bubbling fountain to their left, a happy little piazza with children playing soccer to their right, and the ancient stones of Casperia turned golden orange by the setting sun behind them. In terms of an Italian experience, it does not get much better than this.

Very often we see people take photos of their sunset shadows on the walls of our restaurant.

But when the sun finally sets, people come back to their tables and sip on their Negronis... the brilliant deep rich orange of the strong fragrant liquor the final physical stage of imprinting their Sabine sunset experience forever...

Now, would you like some delicious bruschette drizzled with Sabina D.O.P. and a plate of Stringozzi O.M.G. with those Negronis?  

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