Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Rome

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.
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.
Furla
Looking for classic accessories? Head to Furla.
Freni e Frizioni
The younger, rowdier sister bar to Societe Lutece has found a home in an old garage perched on the Lungotevere just by Ponte Sisto.
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.
Franchi
An emporium of foodie delights and good old-fashion Italian sustenance.
Fortyseven
This is a particularly handsome choice of hotel near the Ghetto and the dreamy Taverna degli Amici.
Forno la Renella
Forno La Renella offers a range of savoury delights to help soak up the booze.
Forno Campo de’ Fiori
Another of Rome's beloved old bakeries.
Forno Boccione
This tiny pastry shop in the heart of the Jewish Ghetto, run by a team of expert old ladies, is perhaps its most famous address, at least judging by the queues
Fori Imperiali
The area known as the Forum was the nucleus of urban Roman life where everything, from commerce and business to prostitution and the administration of justice, took place, and where news and announcements were disseminated.
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Farinè la Pizza
Farinè la Pizza is a much-loved pizzeria in Rome’s San Lorenzo neighbourhood that serves authentic pizzas to devoted locals and in-the-know visitors.
Fabrizio Bulckaen
Fashionable and functional shoes at Fabrizio's.
Fabrica
The best thing to happen to Prati for quite some time is Fabrica, an ex-factory turned patisserie cum bistro cum art gallery.
Etro
Etablì
Chandeliers, original workbenches, antique lamps and leather sofas from the early 20th century contribute to the great atmosphere in this charming wine bar just a few steps from Piazza Navona.
Enoteca Palatium
This modern restaurant and enoteca is dedicated to cuisine from the oft-forgotten region of Lazio.
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
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
Empresa
Calling all gentleman with style! Empresa is waiting for you...
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.
El Spa
After an exhausting day of shopping enjoy an authentic Turkish treatment and a massage at El Spa.
Duke’s
This lively bar/restaurant is where the city's young professionals gather.
Dolce e Gabbana
D & G - Divine & Gorgeous fashion.
Dobar
The Do has been in the same family for three generations and is a home from home for a colourful collection of extremely long-term regulars.
Dior
Couture and ready-to-wear from Dior.
Diesel
Demoiselle
Want to have some fun in the sun? First thing you need is some sexy swimwear from Demoiselle.
Del Frate
From the outside Del Frate looks like a dusty old enoteca, but once you're through the door things are refreshingly modern, clean and fresh.
Degli Effetti
Spoilt for choice across the three stores of this Roman fashion giant.
Daphne Inn
Daphne Inn is part of a new breed of boutique hotels in Rome that offer stylish surroundings but a relaxed attitude to service.
Dal Bolognese
Traditional high-end Roman eaterie Dal Bolognese poses no surprises or edgy mystique, but sometimes there's more to life than gritty nouveau-chic.
Da Enzo al 29
On the other, less touristy side of Trastevere this unaffected, homely trattoria dishes up some of the best and heartiest pasta in Rome.
Da Baffetto
Forget everything you know (or thought you knew) about pizza. For many this is the original pizza romana, served on metal dishes and so thin and tasty it melts in the mouth, without any stodgy aftermath.
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.
Crossing Condotti
Not so much a hotel in the classic sense of the word as an elegantly furnished, superbly located townhouse apartment.
Costume National
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.
Colosseum
Work got underway for the Colosseum in AD 72 and took a mere eight years to complete, thanks mostly to slave labour.

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