Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…


St. Regis Rome
Enjoy high tea under the chandelier with a bevvy of international arbiters of good taste.
Villa Farnesina
This villa was originally the holiday home for Renaissance playboy banker Agostino Chigi, built between 1508 and 1511 by Baldassare Peruzzi.
Vatican Museums
Despite the torrential flood of visitors and conditions that would have the EU up in arms if it were for the carriage of livestock, the Vatican museums are a definitive stop on Rome's cultural itinerary and home to the wondrous Sistine Chapel.
St Peter’s Basilica
St Peter's Basilica is nothing short of overwhelming and represents the temporal power of the Catholic Church on earth.
Santa Maria Maggiore
This is one of the earliest of all of Rome's basilicas, dating from the 3rd century.
Santa Maria della Vittoria
Rather modest by baroque standards, this church near the Via Veneto houses one of Bernini's most notorious sculptures, the sensual Ecstasy of St Theresa (fourth chapel on the left).
Santa Maria in Trastevere
This church was one of the first Christian basilicas in Rome, possibly even the place where the first Christian mass was celebrated when Christianity was legalized in 313.
Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza
This little-visited and little-known church is a bombastic testament to architect and sculptor Borromini's creativity.
San Luigi dei Francesi
This church serves the French community in Rome and is a convenient stop on the way to the Pantheon or Piazza Navona, or indeed after a coffee at caffeine mecca Sant'Eustachio.
The emperor Hadrian's temple to the Roman deities is the oldest building in all of Rome, built between AD 119 and 128.
Palazzo delle Esposizioni
Sitting at the end of the busy Via Nazionale, just a few steps from Monti and Piazza Venezia, the white-marbled Palazzo delle Esposizioni is a large exhibition area, known especially for its photography shows.
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Pasta, Paris and DJ SLOK
Electronic music genius DJ Slok, shares his thoughts on pasta, Paris and the DJ game in this quick interview.
Trevi Fountain
The Trevi fountain surprises most visitors on first glance because of its unexpectedly cramped quarters.
Hidden Escape: Tuscany’s Viareggio
Father’s Day Treats for Hedonist Dads
15 Questions with Nick Ulivieri – Travel Photographer
Animal Social Club
One of the more chilled-out clubs in Rome, it's worth becoming a member of Animal.
Roma Acquasanta
Parco de’Medici
Palazzi Service
Rome Shuttle Limousine
Jonathan’s Angels
If you've never been to a bar to just specifically check out its outlandish loos, then this might be a first, and one not to regret.
Galleria Santa Cecilia
This is another popular, minimalist bookshop and wine bar of the style that's infesting Roman drinking haunts of late.
Al Vino al Vino
Sophisticated yet lively this Monti wine bar is perfect for chatting over a plate of cheese and salami.
A candlelit temple to gastronomic adventures - sit down and strap yourself in for some sensory explosions.
The Hg2 guide to Roman food
The 2nd Edition of Hg2 Rome is available online now! To put you in the mood, let us guide through the ins and outs of Roman food menus.
Introducing Rome’s new MAXXI museum
Created by Anglo-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, Rome's MAXXI museum is a display of art installations, sculpture, videos and photographs.
Hg2’s Top Ten Easter Weekend Escapes
With the long Bank holiday approaching, heres some inspiration to take a trip - our top Easter Weekend destinations.
Leon’s Place offers Neo-Gothic Elegance in Rome
Leon's Place is Rome's newest luxury hotel.
Italian style at Regina Hotel Baglioni, Rome
It's no secret that the Italians have style, and nowhere is it more evident than at Rome's Art Deco-inspired Regina Hotel Baglioni.

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