Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Rome

Hassler Roma
This fifth-generation Swiss hotel, which was requisitioned by the US air force to serve as their HQ during World War II, crowns the top of the Spanish Steps.
h club>doney
Although the Via Veneto has certainly outlived its former 1960s heyday, the lounge bar H Club Doney, next door to the Westin Excelsior, still manages to retain
Guess
Gucci
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.
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.
Glass Hostaria
Glass Hostaria is a slice of civilised and contemporary restaurant dining in amongst the rowdy Trastevere tourist traffic.
Giulio Passami l’Olio
A veritable institution in the golden triangle of hotspots behind the detritus of tourism around Piazza Navona.
Giolitti
Despite the hordes that populate Rome's most famous gelateria, it's certainly worth queuing behind the sweaty crowds for this unadulterated ice-cream experience
GiNa
This sleek, fashionable eatery behind the claustrophobic Spanish Steps positively screams Chelsea and is frequented by a similar brigade of Pilates-honed and ex
Gilda
Gloriously out of date, this is one of Rome's historic nightclubs, with all the trimmings.
Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna
Seventy-five relatively crowd-free rooms house Italy's largest collection of home-grown 19th- and 20th-century art that includes Boccioni, Morandi, Fontana and
Galleria Borghese
The Galleria Borghese set in the gardens of the eponymous park was the first example of a building created specifically to display a private collection of art.
Furla
Looking for classic accessories? Head to Furla.
Fratelli Rossetti
Whether you've been hit with the desire to buy golfing shoes, or not, pop over to Fratelli Rossetti and have a peek.
Forno la Renella
Forno La Renella offers a range of savoury delights to help soak up the booze.
Forno Campo de’ Fiori
Another of Rome's beloved old bakeries.
Fori Imperiali
The area known as the Forum was the nucleus of urban Roman life where everything, from commerce and business to prostitution and the administration of justice, took place, and where news and announcements were disseminated.
Fabrizio Bulckaen
Fashionable and functional shoes at Fabrizio's.
Enoteca Palatium
This modern restaurant and enoteca is dedicated to cuisine from the oft-forgotten region of Lazio.
Enoteca Costantini Il Simposio
This rather stuffy wine bar and restaurant on Piazza Cavour is very appealing in the colder months, when you can neck back some corpulent wines in a sumptuous i
Empresa
Calling all gentleman with style! Empresa is waiting for you...
El Spa
After an exhausting day of shopping enjoy an authentic Turkish treatment and a massage at El Spa.
Dolce e Gabbana
D & G - Divine & Gorgeous fashion.
Dobar
The Do has been in the same family for three generations and is a home from home for a colourful collection of extremely long-term regulars.
Dior
Couture and ready-to-wear from Dior.
Degli Effetti
Spoilt for choice across the three stores of this Roman fashion giant.
Daphne Inn
Daphne Inn is part of a new breed of boutique hotels in Rome that offer stylish surroundings but a relaxed attitude to service.
Dal Bolognese
Traditional high-end Roman eaterie Dal Bolognese poses no surprises or edgy mystique, but sometimes there's more to life than gritty nouveau-chic.
Cul de Sac
An original classic. This contemporary Roman wine bar, opened in 1968, sees everyone, from footballers, design denizens and enthusiastic locals, pass through its doors.
Crossing Condotti
Not so much a hotel in the classic sense of the word as an elegantly furnished, superbly located townhouse apartment.
Costume National
Colosseum
Work got underway for the Colosseum in AD 72 and took a mere eight years to complete, thanks mostly to slave labour.
Coin
Have a wander around this Italian department store and wonder at the wares within.
Classico Village
This former factory is one of Ostiense's most popular nightspots, which, with its restaurant, stage for live bands, club area and courtyard bar (that becomes particularly delectable in the summer), really does resemble a nocturnal village.
Ciuti & Ciuti
Let Luca & Stefano pamper you at Ciuti & Ciuti.
Città del Gusto
A veritable palace to food and wine.
Circolo del Golf di Roma Acquasanta
Italy's first golf club? You'll have to go and see for yourself.
Ciampini
This café lurks in the corner of one of the city's most sumptuous pedestrianized squares off the Via del Corso, opposite what must be Rome's most bling police station.

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