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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.
La Perla
Hermes
You know you want one of those fantastic orange bags signalling to the world you've been shopping at Hermes.
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.
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.
Salvatore Ferragamo
From small-time cobbler to shoe-maker to the stars - Salvatore Ferragamo.
Circolo del Golf di Roma Acquasanta
Italy's first golf club? You'll have to go and see for yourself.
Ciuti & Ciuti
Let Luca & Stefano pamper you at Ciuti & Ciuti.
Dolce e Gabbana
D & G - Divine & Gorgeous fashion.
Il Palazzetto
Il Palazzetto combines chic and luxuriant styling with wine courses and a secret lounge bar and library.
Gente Roma
Shopping and supermodel spotting - what a way to spend an afternoon.
Bruno Magli
Shoes and bags are essential purchases - of course you should shop here. It's practical, right?
Sergio Rossi
Antica Enoteca della Croce
This perennially popular bar/restaurant boasts great food and a plethora of wines.
L’Arcangelo
Sommelier and owner Arcangelo Dandini opened this elegant trattoria at the end of 2003 with his wife Stefania, and has since received great acclaim on account of Tuscan chef Fulvio Pierangelini's innovative takes on Roman cuisine.
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.
Visconti Palace
There's a slightly corporate feel to this huge hotel, but things are slowly changing.
Majestic Roma
One of the most extravagant hotels in the city, the Hotel Majestic has a history of attracting the rich and famous.
Glass Hostaria
Glass Hostaria is a slice of civilised and contemporary restaurant dining in amongst the rowdy Trastevere tourist traffic.
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.
Hosteria del Pesce
Acutely fashionable and glamorous, despite being, by all accounts, a massively overpriced fish restaurant.
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.
Roberto Cavalli
Although to some it's more cliché than chic, Roberto Cavalli still has an appeal.
Radisson Blu es
When it first opened in 2002, this huge Schrager-esque monolith behind Termini station caused ripples through Rome's fashion set.
Ripa Roma
Those with a penchant for Schrageresque styling will enjoy this hotel.
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.
Babuino 181
Located in a three-story 18th-century building in the heart of Rome, Babuino 181's luxury bedrooms are a pleasant and tasteful retreat on the historic Via del Babuino.
Navona Palace
These über-chic residences are the latest example of Rome's newest trend of luxurious apartments in the heart of the city.
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.
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
Prada Sport
If you want to look good while working out, why not indulge in some Prada?

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