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Rome

La Carbonara dal 1906
A Roman trattoria with more than a hundred years under its belt, La Carbonara dal 1906 is an authentic spot to try traditional Roman cuisine in Monti.
Farinè la Pizza
Farinè la Pizza is a much-loved pizzeria in Rome’s San Lorenzo neighbourhood that serves authentic pizzas to devoted locals and in-the-know visitors.
Confetteria Moriondo e Gariglio
An historic chocolatier in the centre of Rome, the Confetteria Moriondo e Gariglio sells delicious confections year-round, including Italian specialties.
Maccheroni
A Roman restaurant near the Pantheon in the Centro Storico, Maccheroni serves up hearty plates of Italian fare, with lashings of atmosphere.
Pescheria Osteria Sor Duilio
A fishmonger and restaurant in Trieste, Pescheria Osteria Sor Duilio is a sleek, family-run space in which to buy or dine on superlatively fresh seafood.
Barnum Café
By day, Barnum Café is a cosy coffee shop in Rome’s Parione district, and by night it transforms into a bar serving some of the city’s best craft cocktails.
Casina Valadier
Found atop the Pincian Hill in Rome, Casina Valadier offers panoramic views, Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, and creative cocktails.
Osteria Bonelli
Found in the Tor Pignattara area, Osteria Bonelli offers up generous and authentic Roman cuisine in its unassuming, unfailingly popular space.
Capo Boi
An elegant restaurant in the Coppede district, Capo Boi specialises in serving its devoted clientele delicious seafood in its old world dining room.
Hotel Carmel
Unpretentious and full of colour, the Hotel Carmel is a budget hotel in the trendy Trastevere neighbourhood with its own sun-drenched outdoor terrace.
Hotel de Monti
Found in Monti, one of Rome’s oldest residential districts, the Hotel de Monti is a seven-bedroom hotel practically on the doorstep of the Colosseum.
Kook
A bit out of Rome proper, Kook serves up delicious Mediterranean dishes, including pizzas, in its quirky, quasi-industrial space near the town of Olgiata.
Colors Hotel
A cheerful, colourful hotel in the centre of Rome, Colors Hotel is an affordable option for those looking to experience the Eternal City on a small budget.
Michelangelo Hotel
Part of Starhotels’ stylish stable of hotels, the Michelangelo Hotel is a classically elegant place to stay in the Italian capital mere minutes from the Vatican City.
Gran Melià Rome
An oasis in the bustle of the Italian capital, the Gran Melià Rome is a luxurious, five-star urban resort with sprawling grounds and its own Clarins spa.
JK Place Roma
Sightseeing and style go hand-in-hand at JK Place Roma, a much-feted boutique hotel that is perfect for a spoil-yourself-rotten weekend away...
Hotel San Francesco
In the backstreets of Trastevere is the affordably hip Hotel San Francesco, the perfect base to explore the independent bars, art galleries and restaurants
La Perla
Hermes
You know you want one of those fantastic orange bags signalling to the world you've been shopping at Hermes.
Gucci
Mango
Louis Vuitton
Chanel
Prada
Bulgari
Salvatore Ferragamo
From small-time cobbler to shoe-maker to the stars - Salvatore Ferragamo.
Green T
Upscale gourmet address serving Chinese high cuisine that follows traditional recipes bound to surprise even the most seasoned traveller and good enough to make you skip pasta for an entire evening.
Grand Hotel de la Minerve
This grand palace has seen better days but boasts an unrivalled location with stunning views.
Primo al Pigneto
A stylish mix between a bistrot and a traditional osteria, Primo is hailed as one of the best restaurants in Pigneto, the new hotspot elected by the city's most alternative and knowledgeable crowds.
Il Palazzetto
Il Palazzetto combines chic and luxuriant styling with wine courses and a secret lounge bar and library.
Circolo del Golf di Roma Acquasanta
Italy's first golf club? You'll have to go and see for yourself.
Volpetti
Boisterous, bustling and fun, this is the ultimate Italian delicatessen experience in a rather more rustic part of town, so sign language may come in handy here
Sergio Rossi
Ciuti & Ciuti
Let Luca & Stefano pamper you at Ciuti & Ciuti.
Gente Roma
Shopping and supermodel spotting - what a way to spend an afternoon.
Bruno Magli
Shoes and bags are essential purchases - of course you should shop here. It's practical, right?
Tiepolo
A relaxed and funky choice in Roma Nord, Tiepolo is a tourist-free zone, populated by a young and fashionable crowd who've clearly made this bistro part of their scene.
Dolce e Gabbana
D & G - Divine & Gorgeous fashion.
Bikram Yoga
If intense and sweaty yoga is your thing, take a class at Bikram Yoga.
Infernotto
Reliable address on Pigneto's buzzy pedestrian thoroughfare, this place takes its name from the infernotto, the most hidden part of wine cellars where only the

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