Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Rome

Enoteca Palatium
This modern restaurant and enoteca is dedicated to cuisine from the oft-forgotten region of Lazio.
Basilica di San Clemente
This is the most fantastic archaeological sandwich in all of Rome and the closest you'll get to time travel.
Il Palazzetto
Il Palazzetto combines chic and luxuriant styling with wine courses and a secret lounge bar and library.
Circolo del Golf di Roma Acquasanta
Italy's first golf club? You'll have to go and see for yourself.
Dolce e Gabbana
D & G - Divine & Gorgeous fashion.
Ciuti & Ciuti
Let Luca & Stefano pamper you at Ciuti & Ciuti.
Bruno Magli
Shoes and bags are essential purchases - of course you should shop here. It's practical, right?
Pommidoro
A carnivorous choice of restaurant that pulses with proleteriat chic.
Primo al Pigneto
A stylish mix between a bistrot and a traditional osteria, Primo is hailed as one of the best restaurants in Pigneto, the new hotspot elected by the city's most alternative and knowledgeable crowds.
Sergio Rossi
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
Gente Roma
Shopping and supermodel spotting - what a way to spend an afternoon.
Capo d’Africa
This friendly hotel mixes sharp service with contemporary styling and well-placed objects of contemporary art.
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.
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.
Glass Hostaria
Glass Hostaria is a slice of civilised and contemporary restaurant dining in amongst the rowdy Trastevere tourist traffic.
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.
La Soffitta Sotto i Portici
Antiques aplenty at this market.
Loco
As the name might imply, Loco delivers shoes that are not ordinary. And thank goodness for that!
Hosteria del Pesce
Acutely fashionable and glamorous, despite being, by all accounts, a massively overpriced fish restaurant.
Sabon
Relax after your hard day of hedonistic shopping with some deliciously-scented scrubs and creams from Sabon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Forno la Renella
Forno La Renella offers a range of savoury delights to help soak up the booze.
Visconti Palace
There's a slightly corporate feel to this huge hotel, but things are slowly changing.
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.
Majestic Roma
One of the most extravagant hotels in the city, the Hotel Majestic has a history of attracting the rich and famous.
Antica Enoteca della Croce
This perennially popular bar/restaurant boasts great food and a plethora of wines.
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.
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.
Babel
Glitzy and chic, Babel is the latest addition to a rather incongruous music scene that snubbed the crowded streets of the city centre to party in the isolated depths of a car park and shopping mall in the heart of Villa Borghese.
Radisson Blu es
When it first opened in 2002, this huge Schrager-esque monolith behind Termini station caused ripples through Rome's fashion set.
Roberto Cavalli
Although to some it's more cliché than chic, Roberto Cavalli still has an appeal.
Necci dal 1924
Despite undergoing a dramatic refurbishment, Necci dal 1924 still retains the flavour of the days when artists such as film director Pier Paolo Pasolini hung out in the neighbourhood getting inspired and making history.
Ripa Roma
Those with a penchant for Schrageresque styling will enjoy this hotel.
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.

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