Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Rome

Aldrovandi Villa Borghese
An elegant hotel in the upscale Pinciano neighbourhood, Aldrovandi Villa Borghese is an oasis in the Eternal City, with a Michelin-starred restaurant and must-visit spa.
Armando al Pantheon
A Roman restaurant that’s been around since the 60s, Armando al Pantheon knows how to please its diners with classic Roman cuisine and elegant, casual surrounds.
Sacripante Gallery
Found in Monti, Sacripante Gallery is an eclectic contemporary art space known for its exhibitions, as much as for its speakeasy-style bar and chic historical building.
Villa Spalletti Trivelli
A luxurious hotel overlooking the gardens of the Quirinale Palace, the Villa Spalletti Trivelli is well-placed for sightseeing, as well as simply staying put and enjoying the decadence.
G-Rough
A sumptuous place to stay in the Centro Storico, the G-Rough suites epitomise rough luxury, with everything from stripped back walls to walls gleaming with golden brickwork.
CasaCau
A six-apartment boutique hotel near the Trevi Fountain, CasaCau is a luxurious, well-positioned starting point from which to explore the Eternal City.
Hotel Splendide Royal
A luxurious hotel overlooking the gardens of the Villa Borghese, the Hotel Splendide Royal offers accommodations that are decidedly regal in appearance and ambience.
Hotel Campo de’ Fiori
The Hotel Campo de’ Fiori is an antiques-strewn hotel, with its own al fresco terrace looking out over the rooftops of the Roman capital.
Le Mani in Pasta
A classic Italian restaurant in Trastavere, Le Mani in Pasta is a neighbourhood joint, serving up delicious dishes in laidback surrounds.
Residenza Torre Colonna
Residenza Torre Colonna is a boutique hotel housed within a renovated medieval watch tower in the heart of 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.
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.
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.
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...
Capo d’Africa
This friendly hotel mixes sharp service with contemporary styling and well-placed objects of contemporary art.
Ciuti & Ciuti
Let Luca & Stefano pamper you at Ciuti & Ciuti.
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.
Gente Roma
Shopping and supermodel spotting - what a way to spend an afternoon.
Basilica di San Clemente
This is the most fantastic archaeological sandwich in all of Rome and the closest you'll get to time travel.
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.
Il Palazzetto
Il Palazzetto combines chic and luxuriant styling with wine courses and a secret lounge bar and library.
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.
Campo Marzio 70
Whether you are a devotee of a particular fragrance or you want to have a scent crafted especially for you, Campo Marzio 70 is the place to go.
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.
MACRO
Rome's cultural heritage is inevitably bound up in the past - which is why it took quite some time for the city to wake up to the contemporary art scene.
La Soffitta Sotto i Portici
Antiques aplenty at this market.
Capitoline Museums
This is one of the oldest public museums in the world, starting life in 1471 when benevolent Pope Sixtus IV decided to bestow upon the city a collection of bronze sculptures.
Loco
As the name might imply, Loco delivers shoes that are not ordinary. And thank goodness for that!
Jackie O’
Once upon a time the covered walkway at Jackie O's entrance saw a catwalk of international celluloid stars from the 1960s and '70s shimmy through the gates and
Nonna Betta
Walking into Nonna Betta and being welcomed by owner Umberto Pavoncello makes you feel like you're entering a welcoming Jewish home in the heart of Rome.
00100 Pizza
Rome's latest pizza buzz is all about this hole-in-the-wall kiosk in the popular neighbourhood of Testaccio.
Ice Club
A very new arrival to the burgeoning bohemian scene in beautiful Monti, this will surely help Romans keep their cool when temperatures and humidity soar.
Vestiti Usati Cinzia
You don't need to sort the wheat from the chaff at this vintage boutique - it's all wonderful.
Necci dal 1924
Despite undergoing a dramatic refurbishment, Necci dal 1924 still retains the flavour of the days when artists such as film director Pier Paolo Pasolini hung out in the neighbourhood getting inspired and making history.
Taverna dei Fori Imperiali
A real hidden gem. Despite the unassuming room, and checked tablecloths, this taverna turns out some of the best pasta in Rome.
Salotto 42
A small yet sophisticated bar just off Via del Corso in the atmospheric Piazza di Pietra.

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