At night, Rome’s young intellectuals fill the city’s Centri Sociali, or social centres. These clubs and bars, many of which show films, host DJs and run dance or theatrical performances, began life as squats in run-down public buildings. Today there are ten or so in Rome, located in old schools, factories and warehouses. Brancaleone, on Via Levanna, is a particularly well-run one, with a cinema, café, shop selling organic goods and a variety of musical offerings. Go on Friday for the electronic vibe, Roman-style, or on Saturday for house.
Via Levanna 11, Montesacro, Rome www.brancaleone.it
In a converted warehouse, with a glass floor seaparating the upstairs and downstairs bars, so women may want to dress to protect their modesty. Electro on Fridays, house on Saturdays - but worth the entry fee just to watch the brilliant parade of Italian peacocks and princesses.
Ex-Magazzini, 8/Bis Via dei Magazzini Generali, 7.30pm-4.30am (Fri-Sat), entrance 7 euros.
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