Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Rome

Le Mani in Pasta
A classic Italian restaurant in Trastavere, Le Mani in Pasta is a neighbourhood joint, serving up delicious dishes in laidback surrounds.
La Carbonara dal 1906
A Roman trattoria with more than a hundred years under its belt, La Carbonara dal 1906 is an authentic spot to try traditional Roman cuisine in Monti.
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.
Barnum Café
By day, Barnum Café is a cosy coffee shop in Rome’s Parione district, and by night it transforms into a bar serving some of the city’s best craft cocktails.
Osteria Bonelli
Found in the Tor Pignattara area, Osteria Bonelli offers up generous and authentic Roman cuisine in its unassuming, unfailingly popular space.
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 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
Mango
Volpetti
Boisterous, bustling and fun, this is the ultimate Italian delicatessen experience in a rather more rustic part of town, so sign language may come in handy here
Bikram Yoga
If intense and sweaty yoga is your thing, take a class at Bikram Yoga.
Basilica di San Clemente
This is the most fantastic archaeological sandwich in all of Rome and the closest you'll get to time travel.
Infernotto
Reliable address on Pigneto's buzzy pedestrian thoroughfare, this place takes its name from the infernotto, the most hidden part of wine cellars where only the
Tiepolo
A relaxed and funky choice in Roma Nord, Tiepolo is a tourist-free zone, populated by a young and fashionable crowd who've clearly made this bistro part of their scene.
Capitoline Museums
This is one of the oldest public museums in the world, starting life in 1471 when benevolent Pope Sixtus IV decided to bestow upon the city a collection of bronze sculptures.
MACRO
Rome's cultural heritage is inevitably bound up in the past - which is why it took quite some time for the city to wake up to the contemporary art scene.
Forno la Renella
Forno La Renella offers a range of savoury delights to help soak up the booze.
Vestiti Usati Cinzia
You don't need to sort the wheat from the chaff at this vintage boutique - it's all wonderful.
00100 Pizza
Rome's latest pizza buzz is all about this hole-in-the-wall kiosk in the popular neighbourhood of Testaccio.
Nonna Betta
Walking into Nonna Betta and being welcomed by owner Umberto Pavoncello makes you feel like you're entering a welcoming Jewish home in the heart of Rome.
Akab
Akab is a sort of everyman nightspot which manages to tick most boxes for an entertaining night out.
Angelina a Trevi
The rustic flavour of this brand new restaurant tucked in a tiny square a few steps away from the bustling Trevi Fountain is that of a quiet and relaxing garden
Sant’Eustachio
In a country lubricated by daily doses of caffeine, competition for supremacy is fierce, but many would vociferously argue that Sant'Eustachio boasts the best coffee in Rome.
L’Albero e la Mano
Wander down a charming cobbled street and get your yoga on.
Pizzeria la Montecarlo
Along with Da Baffetto around the corner, and Da Francesco in Piazza del Fico, this rustic pizzeria is the third in the great pizza triumvirate around Piazza Na
Buonanotte Garibaldi
Individually designed rooms open out onto large courtyards terraces full of cushions and places to doze off under trees.
Via Sannio
This market may need you to morph into the Indiana Jones of shopping, prepared to tackle every obstacle and dig through every object mountain. But it will be worth it - there are some real discoveries to be made.
Stadio Olimpico
Take in a football match at the Stadio Olimpico and experience firsthand the passion the Italians feel for the beautiful game.
Lo Scopettaro
This tiny restaurant by the side of the Tiber is said to be a favourite haunt of the Fendi family, the founders of the Rome-based fashion house.
Tutti Frutti
A real hidden gem in rustic, authentic Testaccio, Tutti Frutti is an artsy, informal and friendly dining spot.
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.
Bla Kongo
This cute bistro offers a warm and unpretentious atmosphere, as well as an unusual menu.
Rosati
Once the haunt of intellectuals from Pasolini to Italo Calvino, this art nouveau café no longer fizzes with left-wing polemics, but its old-fashioned cocktails and teatime treats still make it a very civilized spot.
Etro
Porta Portese
Do not flee this flea market.
Palazzo Barberini
This gargantuan baroque palace was commissioned by the Barberini pope Urban VIII and was originally completed in a zealous five years of labour.
Ombre Rosse
Ombre Rosse will never be perennially cool or stylish, but it is reliable, the atmosphere is warm, the beer is cold and its location is without rival for whiling away a mellow evening in Trastevere.
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.
Il Boccone
A relaxed, inexpensive and yummy lunch break in the heart of the city.
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.
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.

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