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Rome

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.
Hermes
You know you want one of those fantastic orange bags signalling to the world you've been shopping at Hermes.
La Perla
Gucci
Louis Vuitton
Chanel
Prada
Bulgari
Grand Hotel de la Minerve
This grand palace has seen better days but boasts an unrivalled location with stunning views.
Salvatore Ferragamo
From small-time cobbler to shoe-maker to the stars - Salvatore Ferragamo.
Gente Roma
Shopping and supermodel spotting - what a way to spend an afternoon.
Ciuti & Ciuti
Let Luca & Stefano pamper you at Ciuti & Ciuti.
Sergio Rossi
Dolce e Gabbana
D & G - Divine & Gorgeous fashion.
Bruno Magli
Shoes and bags are essential purchases - of course you should shop here. It's practical, right?
Circolo del Golf di Roma Acquasanta
Italy's first golf club? You'll have to go and see for yourself.
Hosteria del Pesce
Acutely fashionable and glamorous, despite being, by all accounts, a massively overpriced fish restaurant.
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.
Majestic Roma
One of the most extravagant hotels in the city, the Hotel Majestic has a history of attracting the rich and famous.
Roberto Cavalli
Although to some it's more cliché than chic, Roberto Cavalli still has an appeal.
Babel
Glitzy and chic, Babel is the latest addition to a rather incongruous music scene that snubbed the crowded streets of the city centre to party in the isolated depths of a car park and shopping mall in the heart of Villa Borghese.
Intown Luxury House
These six minimalist suites have brought fresh blood to the glamorous Tridente area.
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.
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.
Navona Palace
These über-chic residences are the latest example of Rome's newest trend of luxurious apartments in the heart of the city.
Fortyseven
This is a particularly handsome choice of hotel near the Ghetto and the dreamy Taverna degli Amici.
Hotel de Russie
When filmstars are in town they make a beeline for the Hotel de Russie, so expect a constant herd of paparazzi waiting to pounce as the limousines roll by.
Elleffe
The Roman fashion set use boutique salon Elleffe religiously which imparts faith in a glamorous holiday crowd who enjoy the English-speaking staff and quirky environment.
Il Pagliaccio
An exceptional restaurant on almost all counts, where Michelin-starred chef Anthony Genovese has been captivating contemporary Romans with his Mediterranean concoctions tinged with Asiatic touches for two years.
Prada Sport
If you want to look good while working out, why not indulge in some Prada?
Alberta Ferretti
The clothes may be floaty, but the style is substantial.
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
Nuyorica
You cannot be in Rome and miss the opportunity to go to Nuyorica.
Hostaria dell’Orso
Once an inn accommodating the likes of Dante and then Goethe, Hostaria dell'Orso is housed in a 15th-century patrician palazzo on the banks of the Tiber.
Carla G.
Modern and minimal are the clothes at CarlaG.
View at the Spanish Steps
Small but perfectly formed rooms made for hedonistic high jinx.
Enoteca Ferrara
Hailed as one of the finest gastronomic experiences in Rome, Ferrara has all the trappings of a pretentious, arrogant eaterie, with its formal layout and starched white tablecloths, and service that is characteristically not of the calibre the preten
Calvin Klein
Be sure to look as good underneath as you do on top with chic underwear from Calvin Klein.
Rhome
Although it takes itself a tad too seriously, the atmosphere here is generally lively and fun.
Zest
Another of Rome's finest rooftops, this place positively screams Miami/New Hamptons glamour with its azure swimming pool and curvy, Modernist architecture.

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