Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Rome

00100 Pizza
Rome's latest pizza buzz is all about this hole-in-the-wall kiosk in the popular neighbourhood of Testaccio.
Abitart
Abitart is a little removed from the centre of town (behind the Pyramid on the Via Ostiense), but for those who have already seen the sights and want to explore a cool part of town, it might be an interesting choice.
AcquaMadre Hammam
This hammam will massage, scrub and soothe you into a relaxed, yet reinvigorated, stupor.
Al Vino al Vino
Sophisticated yet lively this Monti wine bar is perfect for chatting over a plate of cheese and salami.
Aldrovandi Villa Borghese
An elegant hotel in the upscale Pinciano neighbourhood, Aldrovandi Villa Borghese is an oasis in the Eternal City, with a Michelin-starred restaurant and must-visit spa.
Alexanderplatz
This intimate jazz club has brought big-name international musicians to the stage for twenty years.
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
Angelo di Nepi
International influences are evident in this designs of this Roman.
Antica Biblioteca Valle
Although predominately a restaurant, this glass box behind the Teatro della Valle drums up more of a crowd for drinks than for dinner.
Antico Arco
An enchanting venue set on the edge of the park.
Arancia Blu
A very friendly establishment with dark wood tables, and an interior embellished with interesting decorative touches.
Armando al Pantheon
A Roman restaurant that’s been around since the 60s, Armando al Pantheon knows how to please its diners with classic Roman cuisine and elegant, casual surrounds.
Art Cafè
This spot sums up Italian nightclubs; ever so slightly off the mark but with pretensions of unrivalled urban cool.
AVC by Adriana V. Campanile
Shoes, glorious shoes, all the kinds you could wish for.
Baan Thai
Set against the backdrop of the Vatican itself this traditional Thai house offers rest and relaxation with a range of alternative treatments. Look after your b
Bar à Book
A quirky and happening spot on the edge of the arty San Lorenzo area that comfortably marries the intellectual rigours of books and booze.
Bar del Fico
A perennial favourite, Bar del Fico sits behind the late-night detritus of the now rather tacky Piazza Navona and attracts a consistently cool crowd of revellers who gather under the canopy of the bedecked fig tree supping cocktails 'til the wee hour
Basilica di San Clemente
This is the most fantastic archaeological sandwich in all of Rome and the closest you'll get to time travel.
Bla Kongo
This cute bistro offers a warm and unpretentious atmosphere, as well as an unusual menu.
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.
Brancaleone
Now the leading centro sociale in Rome, 'Branca', as it is known, has been providing alternative musical entertainment and social happenings since 1990.
Buonanotte Garibaldi
Individually designed rooms open out onto large courtyards terraces full of cushions and places to doze off under trees.
Caffè Capitolino
As long as you don't mind sharing the view with tourists clutching oversized cameras, then this giant panoramic terrace on the kitsch Vittorio Emanuele monument in Piazza Venezia boasts one of the most best views of Rome.
Caffè delle Arti
Caffé delle Arti makes a gorgeous lunch spot for culture vultures.
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.
Candle’s Store
Don't light a candle in this temple. Buy one. Or two. Or eight.
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.
Capo Boi
An elegant restaurant in the Coppede district, Capo Boi specialises in serving its devoted clientele delicious seafood in its old world dining room.
Capo d’Africa
This friendly hotel mixes sharp service with contemporary styling and well-placed objects of contemporary art.
Casa Howard
This eclectically-styled townhouse has two locations and a loyal following with the international press.
Casa Manni
A posh penthouse apartment in Centro Storico, Casa Manni would have even the most discerning guest feeling right at home.
CasaCau
A six-apartment boutique hotel near the Trevi Fountain, CasaCau is a luxurious, well-positioned starting point from which to explore the Eternal City.
Casina Valadier
Found atop the Pincian Hill in Rome, Casina Valadier offers panoramic views, Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, and creative cocktails.
Castel Romano
A mock Ancient Rome outlet shopping 'village'. Oh, it so worth the excursion.
Cavalieri dell’Appia Antica
Take a ride down Rome's oldest road.
Centrale Montemartini
This museum is a fascinating antidote to the well-trodden culture trail and is a good excuse to get out to Ostiense, an up-and-coming (and fashionably gritty) area of Rome.
Centro Olistico Day Spa
Appealing to an MTV generation this spa offers busy people a realistic option; with an 'in and out' approach treatments are easily fitted in to a busy day of shopping lunching and sightseeing...
Ciuti & Ciuti
Let Luca & Stefano pamper you at Ciuti & Ciuti.

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