Best Design Destination: Rome

“All roads lead to Rome”. The ancient saying tells it all: we are in front of one of the most classical western civilisations, with foundations in different history ages. In Italy we can find more than half of the works of art (monuments and masterpieces) and sights of the entire world. Italy is known for being a extremely varied country, as it is a result and a expression of various historical eras, covering nearly 2,800 years. In Italy we can also experience different societies and political realities. Half of this legacy can be found in Rome. Here follows a brief presentation of this amazing city.

Top 5 Hotels

Babuino 181

 

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Babuino 181

Babuino 181 is located in the heart of Rome within to historical buildings and has one of the most elegant accommodations between Piazza del Popolo and Piazza di Spagna. 181 comfy rooms and luxury suites are available with free wi-fi and Nespresso Coffee machines.

Via Del Babuino 181, 00187 Roma | +39 06 3229 5295 

The Gran Hotel de la Minerve

 

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Gran Hotel de la Minerve

The Gran Hotel de la Minerve is a XVII century luxury building quite near from the Pantheom and Piazza Navona. It’s rooftop terrace will provide you with the most lovely view over Rome. Every room is decorated with an elegant interiors, with luxury hygienic products, and, of course, free wi-fi.

Piazza della Minerva, 69, 00186 Roma | +39 06 695201 

Splendid Royal Hotel

 

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Splendid Royal Hotel

Splendide Royal Hotel is a converted XIX century monastery and is located between Via Veneto and Villa Borghese. The hotel is part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World and its accommodations are roomy and decorated with extreme class and elegance. Every room is available with satellite Tv with pay-per-view contents. Don’t miss its restaurant, the food is Mediterranean and is awarded with a Michelin Star.

Via di Porta Pinciana, 14, 00187 Roma | +39 06 421689

 

Regina Hotel Baglioni

 

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Regina Hotel Baglioni

Located in the exclusive area of Via Veneto, the Regina Hotel Baglioni provides every room with elegant art deco style. Every room is available with free wi-fi, high ceilings and precious silk rugs.

Via Vittorio Veneto, 72, 00187 Roma | +39 06 421111     

Aldrovandi Villa Borghese

 

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Alcovandi Hotel

Part of the Leading Hotels of the World, Aldrovandi Villa Borghese is located in one of the most sophisticated areas of Rome. The hotel has a large and private garden, a swimming pool and a lovely restaurant. All the rooms are provided with air conditioning, elegant marbles in the bathrooms and, of course, wi-fi is available everywhere.

Via Ulisse Aldrovandi, 15, 00197 Roma | +39 06 322 3993   

Top 5 Restaurants

La Pergola

 

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La Pergola

Located at the elegant Rome Cavalieri hotel, La Pergola’s provides your dinning with lovely interior furnishings with rare antiques and beautiful art.   This acclaimed Roman restaurant have earned three Michelin stars.

Via Alberto Cadlolo, 101, Roma | +39 06 3509 2152

Imàgo

 

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Imago

Michelin-starred Imàgo restaurant, is known as the star of the fine dining scene at the prestigious Hotel Hassler. It provides your dinning with lovely Italian cuisine with international touches, for a breathtaking dining ambiance.

Piazza Trinità dei Monti, 6, 00187 Roma | +39 06 6993 4726

Il Pagliaccio

 

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Il Pagliaccio

Double-Michelin-stared restaurant is know for its elegant and intimate ambience. It provides lovely italian fusion with a sophisticated touch. Il Pagliaccio is know to be perfect for business dinners.

Via dei Banchi Vecchi 129a, Roma | +39 06 68 80 9595

Aroma

 

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Aroma

Aroma restaurant is located in the rooftop to Palazzo Manfredi hotel and is know for sumptuous and stylish dining experiences. Blending fresh, sophisticated, tradicional roman and Mediterranean flavors to achieve a wonderful cousine to go along with the Colosseum views.

Via Labicana, 125 – 00184 Roma | +39 06 97615109

Agata e Romeo

 

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Agata e Romeo

With a warm and intimate ambience, Agata and Romeo is a conjugation of two former restaurants, Agata Parisella and Romeo Caraccio. It will offer you with an innovative gourmet wist on traditional Toman flavors.

Via Carlo Alberto, 45, 00185 Roma | +39 06 446 6115   

Top 5 Shops

Femme Sistina

 

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Femme Sistina

Is known as one of the most exclusive shopping destinations in the city. It is a glamorous beauty salon and an elegant fashion boutique. Browses a sumptuous sprawl of unique fashion for a look that is right for you.

Via Sistina, 75, 00187 Roma | +39 06 678 0260

Boutique Damiani

 

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Boutique Damiani

It’s a botique jewelery that have began by the hand of Damiani crafting exquisite and unique pieces from the finest gems in 1924.

Via Condotti, 84 Rome  | +39 06 69200477

Nuyorica

 

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Nuyorica

Ones the most chic spots in Rome fashion design. It prints a note of elite into the city with it’s shoes, outfits and accessories for every occasion.

Piazza Pollarola, 36, 00186 Roma | +39 06 9970 0829

Boutique Borsalino

 

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Boutique Borsalino

Know for its luxury accessories and prestigious names, the boutique, for 150 years, have been providing men’s fashion experiences. Nowadays produces hats for ladies too.

Via di Campo Marzio, 72, 00186 Roma | +39 06 678 3945

Battistoni

Battistoni is a classic Rome tailor providing bespoke jackets, suits and accessories to the most elite clientele.

 

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Battistoni
Via Condotti, 61/A, 00187 Roma | +39 06 697 6111    

 

Top 5 Art & Culture

Colosseum

 

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Colosseum

Built of concrete and stone, the colosseum is an elliptical emphitheatre in the centre of Rome. It is the largest amphiteatre of the world, make it’s architecture and engineering one of the greatest works of the Roman Empire.

Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma | http://archeoroma.beniculturali.it/en/archaeological-site/colosseum 

Foro Romano

 

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Foro Romano

The Roman Forum is a plaza where several important ancient buildings (now ruins) where established. It was referred, originally, as Forum Magnum, or simply theForum and it was used for the citizen of the ancient city as a marketplace.

Via della Salaria Vecchia, 5/6, Roma | http://archeoroma.beniculturali.it/siti-archeologici/foro-romano-palatino

Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano

 

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Basilica di San Pietro

Known as the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture, and one of the largest churches is the world, was Designed by Donato Bramante, Michelangelo, Carlo Maderno and Lorenzo Bernini. Is not the mother of all the churches in the world, but, for sure, is the most well-know, because of its location in Vaticano.

Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticanohttp://www.vaticanstate.va/content/vaticanstate/en/monumenti/basilica-di-s-pietro.html
 

Castel Sant’Angelo

 

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Castel San´t Angelo

Also known as the Masoleum of Hadrian, it is a cylindrical tower commissioned by Roman Emperor Hadrian an a mausoleum for him and his family. It has been used for centuries by Popes as a fortress and a castle, and nowadays is a museum.

Lungotevere Castello, 50, 00186 Roma | http://www.castelsantangelo.com/

Pantheon

 

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Pantheon

Commissioned by Marcus Agrippa, during the reign of Augustus, it was rebuilt, with is know shape, by the Emperor Hadrian. It is a circular building with a portico of large granite Corinthian columns, with a central opening to the sky, and after almost two thousand years after it was built is still the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome.

Piazza della Rotonda, 00186 Romahttp://www.italyguides.it/us/roma/pantheon.htm

 

Top Night Life

Micca Club

 

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Micca Club

Located at an arched cellars type of ancient cathedral, Mica Club mix the burlesque with pop art and bright lighting to one of the best nightclubs in Rome.

Via degli Avignonesi, 00187 Roma | +39 393 323 6244

La Cabala

 

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La Cabala

La Caballa is located on top of the restaurant Hostaria Dell’Orso, and has been considered one of the most exclusive Rome nightclubs. The building was built in the 14th century with a gorgeous view over Tiber River.

Via dei Soldati, 25/C, 00186 Roma | +39 06 6830 1192

Radio Londra

 

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Radio Londra

For more than 15 years Radio Londra has been considered one of the most underground Rome clubs, due to its size and hot ambience.

Via di Monte Testaccio, 67, 00153 Roma

L’Alibi

 

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L´ Alibi

One of the most well-known Rome’s gay clubs. L’Alibi can mix together the kitsch shows with sultry and soulful house music having a crowded ambience for gay friend public.

Via di Monte Testaccio, 40-44, 00153 Roma | +39 06 574 3448

Freni e Frizioni

 

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Freni e Frizioni

Freni e Frizoni, meaning breaks and clutch, is one of the most happening places in Trastevere, very, very busy on aperitivo time.

Via del Politeama, 4/6, 00153 Roma | +39 06 4549 7499

Top 5 Agenda

Giornate FAI

 

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Giornate FAI

Fondo per L’Ambiente Italiano, for one week each spring, persuades owners of historic properties to reveal their spectacular interiors, usually off-limits to the public.

various locations | +39 06 689 6752
 

Settimana della Cultura

 

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Settimana Della Cultura

 

For one week in the Spring, during the Cultural Heritage Week, without charge for people, the state-owned museums and monuments open their door to the public.

various venues | +39 800 991 199
 

Gay Village

 

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Gay Village

It is a ten week open-air summer party that transform summer into the pinkest season. Bars, restaurants, live acts, discos and cinema join to create Gay Village.

venue changes from year to year
 

Cinema – Festa Internazionale di Roma

 

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Cinema Festa Internazionale di Roma

 

From 2006 onwards Rome got it’s own film festival. Festa Internazionale di Romawas created to match Rome iconic cinematic status.

various venues | October (Every year)
 

Natale di Roma

 

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Natale di Roma

The majority of the cities do not celebrate their own birthday, but Rome was born in 753BC, according to the legend. And every year on the 21st of April all the citizens join at Campidoglio for the huge fireworks set.

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