Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Rome

7th Heaven Bar
On a balmy summer evening, there are few sexier places to sup a clandestine cocktail than the roof terrace of the Aleph Hotel.
Acanto Day Spa
Follow up an exhausting shopping trip with a relaxing treatment at the luxurious Acanto spa...
Al Bric
Officially a wine and cheese emporium, Al Bric goes above and beyond.
Alberta Ferretti
The clothes may be floaty, but the style is substantial.
Antica Enoteca della Croce
This perennially popular bar/restaurant boasts great food and a plethora of wines.
Armani Jeans
Delectable designer denim...
Aspesi
Modern fashion and modern art all in one place.
Babington’s Tea Rooms
Perched on the corner of the Spanish Steps, this traditional teahouse has been serving up French toast, ploughman's lunch and other British comfort foods since
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.
Boscolo Aleph
A temple to city-slick, decadent design, architect Adam Tihany's creation for the Boscolo chain won the prize for Best Hotel Interior Design in Europe in 2004.
Boscolo Exedra
Harking back to days of the Roman empire's lavish excess, the Exedra is the most bombastic of Rome's Boscolo hotels.
Boscolo Palace
There's comfort in old-world style, which is exactly what Rome Palace offers.
Bruno Magli
Shoes and bags are essential purchases - of course you should shop here. It's practical, right?
Bulgari
Burberry Prorsum
Who doesn't love a bit of Burberry?
Calvin Klein
Be sure to look as good underneath as you do on top with chic underwear from Calvin Klein.
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.
Carla G.
Modern and minimal are the clothes at CarlaG.
Casa Manni
A posh penthouse apartment in Centro Storico, Casa Manni would have even the most discerning guest feeling right at home.
Chanel
Ciampini
This café lurks in the corner of one of the city's most sumptuous pedestrianized squares off the Via del Corso, opposite what must be Rome's most bling police station.
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.
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.
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.
Degli Effetti
Spoilt for choice across the three stores of this Roman fashion giant.
Diesel
Dior
Couture and ready-to-wear from Dior.
Dolce e Gabbana
D & G - Divine & Gorgeous fashion.
Duke’s
This lively bar/restaurant is where the city's young professionals gather.
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.
Empresa
Calling all gentleman with style! Empresa is waiting for you...
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
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
Fortyseven
This is a particularly handsome choice of hotel near the Ghetto and the dreamy Taverna degli Amici.
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.
Furla
Looking for classic accessories? Head to Furla.
Galleria Santa Cecilia
This is another popular, minimalist bookshop and wine bar of the style that's infesting Roman drinking haunts of late.
Gente Roma
Shopping and supermodel spotting - what a way to spend an afternoon.
Gilda
Gloriously out of date, this is one of Rome's historic nightclubs, with all the trimmings.

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