Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Rome

Locarno
Go for the Venetian suite in this shabby Art Deco favourite.
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.
Libreria del Cinema
One of the few bastions left in a neighbourhood that's being swallowed up by mass tourism, this bookshop/wine bar can be found on Trastevere's coolest and prettiest street.
Leon’s Place offers Neo-Gothic Elegance in Rome
Leon's Place is Rome's newest luxury hotel.
Leon’s Place
Theatrical and opulent, this new hotel is Rome's most exciting addition - Leon's Place. 
Le Real de Luxe
Ideal for those in town on a flying visit, this hotel offers a base that doesn't fall short on style and service either.
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.
Laura Biagiotti
Cuddling up in cashmere is decadent, but when it's been bought from the Roman 'queen' of cashmere, well, that's a whole new level of luxury.
La Terrazza dell’Eden
Boasting possibly the most heart-pinchingly lovely view of Rome, La Terazza restaurant is on the top floor of the Hotel Eden.
La Terrazza dell’Eden
La Taverna degli Amici
This heavenly refuge sits in the corner of an ivy-clad square behind the traffic hub of Piazza Venezia and just begs summertime lunchtime boozing.
La Soffitta Sotto i Portici
Antiques aplenty at this market.
La Rosetta
Massimo Riccioli's lauded fish restaurant feels like a ship inside, all wooden portholes and white tablecloths, and the most comprehensive list of Mediterranean aquatic creatures imaginable.
La Perla
La Maison
Probably the best nightclub to be found in Centro Storico - if you can find it, that is.
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.
La Cabala
This former 1970s boogie nights beat-box has reopened to Centro Storico revellers with rather startling success.
La Bottega del Caffè
This cafe occupies prime position in the epicentre of the Monti neighbourhood, making it ideal for a quick, simple lunch or much-needed shopping break while you're exploring the district.
L’Oppio
On a terrace overlooking the Forum and Colosseum, Oppio caffè offers revellers a rare opportunity to enjoy the panorama of Ancient Rome while refuelling on booze.
L’Asino d’Oro
Serving Umbrian-inspired cuisine, L’Asino d’Oro stands out for its food in a city already known for its top-notch Italian restaurants.
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.
L’Ara Pacis
The Ara Pacis or 'altar of peace' was inaugurated in 9 B.C. to celebrate the wealth and security that the emperor Augustus had brought by pacifying Gaul and Spain.
L’Albero e la Mano
Wander down a charming cobbled street and get your yoga on.
Kook
A bit out of Rome proper, Kook serves up delicious Mediterranean dishes, including pizzas, in its quirky, quasi-industrial space near the town of Olgiata.
Keats-Shelley House
Among the first Brits to tread the city's streets, the Grand Tour Romantic poets Keats and Shelley have informed much of our conception of Italy, and especially
Josephine de Huertas & Co
A favourite with the fashionistas in the know.
Jonathan’s Angels
If you've never been to a bar to just specifically check out its outlandish loos, then this might be a first, and one not to regret.
Joia
Located near the Giardini Pubblici and Piazza delle Repubblica stylish Joia is a popular choice for lunch and dinner.
JK Place Roma
Sightseeing and style go hand-in-hand at JK Place Roma, a much-feted boutique hotel that is perfect for a spoil-yourself-rotten weekend away...
Jackie O’
Once upon a time the covered walkway at Jackie O's entrance saw a catwalk of international celluloid stars from the 1960s and '70s shimmy through the gates and
Italian style at Regina Hotel Baglioni, Rome
It's no secret that the Italians have style, and nowhere is it more evident than at Rome's Art Deco-inspired Regina Hotel Baglioni.
Introducing Rome’s new MAXXI museum
Created by Anglo-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, Rome's MAXXI museum is a display of art installations, sculpture, videos and photographs.
Intown Luxury House
These six minimalist suites have brought fresh blood to the glamorous Tridente area.
Inn at the Spanish Steps
Slap bang in the middle of 'Bling Street', this popular residence couldn't be in a more suitable location for shopaholics.
Inn at the Roman Forum
The Inn looks out over the ruins of Trajan's market yet still feels decidedly off the beaten track.
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
Il Tempio di Iside
Pricey, but one of Rome's best seafood restaurants.
Il Palazzetto
Il Palazzetto combines chic and luxuriant styling with wine courses and a secret lounge bar and library.
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.
Il Margutta
This restaurant has been serving a fully vegetarian menu since its inception in 1979, which may account for the rather odd elevator-style background music.

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