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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.
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...
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.
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.
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!
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.
Vestiti Usati Cinzia
You don't need to sort the wheat from the chaff at this vintage boutique - it's all wonderful.
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.
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.
Salotto 42
A small yet sophisticated bar just off Via del Corso in the atmospheric Piazza di Pietra.
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.
Fortyseven
This is a particularly handsome choice of hotel near the Ghetto and the dreamy Taverna degli Amici.
MAXXI
Paintings, art installations, videos, sculptures and photographs are on display in this brand new museum, which has caused something of a stir since its opening in 2010.
Navona Palace
These über-chic residences are the latest example of Rome's newest trend of luxurious apartments in the heart of the city.
Bar del Fico
A perennial favourite, Bar del Fico sits behind the late-night detritus of the now rather tacky Piazza Navona and attracts a consistently cool crowd of revellers who gather under the canopy of the bedecked fig tree supping cocktails 'til the wee hour
Angelina a Trevi
The rustic flavour of this brand new restaurant tucked in a tiny square a few steps away from the bustling Trevi Fountain is that of a quiet and relaxing garden
La Cabala
This former 1970s boogie nights beat-box has reopened to Centro Storico revellers with rather startling success.
Centro Olistico Day Spa
Appealing to an MTV generation this spa offers busy people a realistic option; with an 'in and out' approach treatments are easily fitted in to a busy day of shopping lunching and sightseeing...
Crossing Condotti
Not so much a hotel in the classic sense of the word as an elegantly furnished, superbly located townhouse apartment.
AcquaMadre Hammam
This hammam will massage, scrub and soothe you into a relaxed, yet reinvigorated, stupor.
Casa Howard
This eclectically-styled townhouse has two locations and a loyal following with the international press.

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