Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Rome

Il Goccetto
Under a discreet sign saying nothing more than 'vini e oli' ('oil and wine') lurks an authentic Roman wine bar in a medieval bishop's house amid the crumbling palazzi on the lovely Via dei Banchi Vecchi.
Il Gelato di San Crispino
Unfortunately there are precious few reasons for visiting the Trevi fountain these days - it's a seething pit of sweaty crowds, rose-peddlers and tacky gift sho
Il Boccone
A relaxed, inexpensive and yummy lunch break in the heart of the city.
Iceberg
Stand out from the crowd, ladies, with clothes from Iceberg.
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.
Hugo Boss
Look suave in Hugo Boss.
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 San Francesco
In the backstreets of Trastevere is the affordably hip Hotel San Francesco, the perfect base to explore the independent bars, art galleries and restaurants
Hotel Ponte Sisto
Hotel Ponte Sisto sits neatly on the edge of the river, just by the eponymous bridge, in a delectable restored Renaissance palazzo.
Hotel Indigo Rome – St. George
On the quieter end of the peaceful and beautiful cobblestoned Via Giulia lies this comfortable, minimal hotel, the ideal spot to explore the vivacious Piazza Na
Hotel Eden
The lovely Hotel Eden is a paradise lost amid the city's other more brazen design hotels.
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.
Hotel de Monti
Found in Monti, one of Rome’s oldest residential districts, the Hotel de Monti is a seven-bedroom hotel practically on the doorstep of the Colosseum.
Hotel Carmel
Unpretentious and full of colour, the Hotel Carmel is a budget hotel in the trendy Trastevere neighbourhood with its own sun-drenched outdoor terrace.
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.
Hotel Art
This appropriately named hotel lurks on the lovely Via Margutta, a street that was stuffed to the gills with artists' studios back in the 1600s.
Hotel Adriano
A family business for over 40 years, and recently revamped by arbiter of style Barbara Ricci, the Hotel Adriano is certainly worthy of more stellar accolades than it has received.
Hosteria del Pesce
Acutely fashionable and glamorous, despite being, by all accounts, a massively overpriced fish restaurant.
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.
Hostaria Costanza
Don't be put off by the anonymous entrance of this upscale yet still down- to-earth osteria in the heart of the historical centre, a few steps away from heavily-trodden Campo dei Fiori.
Hogan
Hogan is the place if you fancy buying your own pair of bowling shoes. Why not get a new handbag as well while you're at it?
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Hermes
You know you want one of those fantastic orange bags signalling to the world you've been shopping at Hermes.
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.
Goa Club
Lost nights in some trance-music bubble on the beaches of the Asian subcontinent? The name of this club says it all.
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.
Gente Roma
Shopping and supermodel spotting - what a way to spend an afternoon.
Galleria Santa Cecilia
This is another popular, minimalist bookshop and wine bar of the style that's infesting Roman drinking haunts of late.
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

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