WELCOME TO ROME
The historical city of Rome is a major tourist destination for obvious reasons; its legacy as the centre of the Roman Empire, stunning art and architecture, Italian food, gelato ice cream and frothy cappuccinos, the lively people and seductive language – all make for one of world’s most wonderful cities.
As one of Europe’s oldest cities Rome has some amazing buildings to see and sites to visit – not least of all the Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre ever built in the Roman Empire, palazzi and towering basilicas, monuments and sites of ancient Rome, fountains such as the Trevi Fountain – one of the most famous in the world, and of course the Vatican.
Many of the world’s artistic masterpieces originate here: Sculptures by Michelangelo, paintings by Caravaggio, frescoes by Raphael, fountains by Bernini. And speaking of masterpieces, who hasn’t tried and loved traditional Italian cuisine such as Spaghetti Alla Carbonara – spaghetti with bacon, eggs and pecorino – or the worldwide favourite: Pizza?
Rome is often referred to as “The Eternal City”, a notion expressed by ancient Roman poets and writers, and quite rightly so as a visit to Rome will want to make you stay forever.
WHERE TO EAT
Renato e Luisa is a very popular restaurant, often fully packed with a vivacious clientele. Manager and chef Renato takes a creative approach to classic Roman cuisine, resulting in dishes that are modern, seasonal and traditional, for example pasta alla matriciana, or zucchini flowers stuffed with ricotta and taleggio among many more simple yet delicious meals. Servings are generous and prices fair.
Highly recommended by Anthony Bourdain is typically Roman Restaurant Ristorante Roma Sparita whose specialty is Tagliolini Cacio e Pepe, pasta with cheese and pepper served in a homemade basket of Parmesan cheese.
Antica Pesa is Italian fine dining at its best. This restaurant is one of the best in Rome frequented by a well-dressed, well-known clientele. All Hollywood stars and top government officials have dined here, many of them inspired by Trastevere artists from mid-twentieth century, whose paintings and sculptures are on display.
Il Timoniere is a typical roman trattoria, this family owned and run restaurant serves authentic roman dishes that are absolutely amazing – another one of Anthony Bourdain’s favourites in Rome. Try the amatriciana pasta; penne, olive oil, bacon, a dash of white wine, fresh tomato, pecorino cheese and onion.
One of the best restaurants in Rome, if not in Italy, La Pergola has three-Michelin stars awarded to its excellent cuisine. La Pergola has a wine cellar with over 60,000 bottles, and offers a water menu with 29 choices, uses olive oils and vintage balsamic vinegars from the best producers in Italy, and creates dishes with the finest ingredients sourced in the Mediterranean.
The most ancient restaurant in the capital, La Campana is the ideal destination for the lovers of the good cooking and the walks to discovery of historical-artistic beauties offered by the capital. This historical restaurant serves traditional Italian fare in an authentic Roman setting.
ne Michelin star, the heart of Rome, a kitchen that perfectly balances tradition and innovation: This is Restaurant All’Oro. Chef Riccardo Di Giacinto, who has trained in Italy and abroad and has had experiences with great chefs such as Ferran Adrià and Marco Pierre White, gives a unique touch to every one of his creations.
WHERE TO STAY
Villa Laetitia*** is a stunning, luxurious boutique hotel owned by the illustrious Fendi Venturini family who have completely restored this Art Nouveau Mansion. Each of the 15 guestrooms channels Fendi’s creativity and style and is a world in itself, with terrace, balcony, or small private garden looking out onto the park’s 100-year-old trees—particularly delightful in the summer.
Hotel Artemide**** This upscale hotel in a 19th-century Art Nouveau building is a 15-minute walk from the Spanish Steps and 2 km from the Colosseum Roman amphitheater. Complimentary breakfast is served in a relaxed dining room. Other amenities include a chic restaurant with a rooftop terrace and a refined bar, as well as a spa with a whirlpool tub.
Palazzo Manfredi***** is a luxury boutique hotel dedicated to providing impeccable service. The 17 guestrooms at Palazzo Manfredi Relais & Châteux Hotel are elegant and refined, with captivating views of the surrounding landmarks and bespoke furniture by designers including Ingo Maurer and Van Egmond. Admire breathtaking views of the Colosseum whilst dining exquisite cuisine, on the terrace of the hotel restaurant.
The Stravinskij Bar is the ideal place for enjoyingan aperitif on its beautiful terrace whilst watching Hollywood stars and celebrities rubbing shoulders with tourists and wealthy hotel guests. This plush hotel bar, just off the Piazza del Popolo, stands out for its Internationally award-winning Martinis, spritzes and innovative twists on classics.
Salotto 42, with its brilliant locations opposite the Temple of Hadrian, was previously a book shop bar and is now a high end cocktail lounge, visited by Rome’s rich and famous. Books still line the walls in picture frames whilst the cocktails are excellent – especially the ‘Bishop 42‘.
Dating back to 1972, Enoteca Constantini is an intimate and quiet space decorated with over 4000 bottles, featuring many hard to find vintages of classic Italian and French, alongside a selection of 1000 spirits. In the “Il Simposio” bar and restaurant you will find a modern place to taste the wines, Champagne, and cocktails.
Cacio e Pepe is, in Anthony Bourdain’s words the most quintessentially Roman of perfect little things’ and ‘simple and sublime‘. He goes on to say that “according to Romans there is good Cacio e Pepe, adequate Cacio e Pepe, and everything else ..”
We believe that goes for many traditional dishes, don’t mess with it when it’s perfect. Therefore we want to pass on the real and very easy recipe to you.
All you need is pasta, freshly ground pepper, butter and Pecorino or Parmesan cheese.
Boil pasta and when it’s half-cooked put some of the pasta water in a pan, add melted butter and fresh pepper to the water then toss in the pasta with Pecorino cheese and before serving finish with more Pecorino and fresh pepper.
BonV Rome Guide
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Type of Cuisine: Haute cuisine
Il Pagliaccio’s two Michelin star-cuisine is refined and unique. Chef Anthony Genovese has worked in France, then through England, Japan, Malaysia and Thailand. He was at Ravello and the Hotel Palazzo Sasso, at Rossellinis restaurant, where he got his first Michelin star. With Il Pagliaccio he has a showcase for his creativity, creating innovative dishes from traditional favourites with local fresh produce.
Via dei Banchi Vecchi, 129/a, 00186 Rome
00 39 06 6880 9595
Type of Cuisine: Trendy
The “Antonello Colonna” restaurant was founded in 1874 in Labico, a village near Rome. A family-run concern since its creation, it became an inn for travellers, where horses were changed before the final section of the journey to the capital. Today’s Open Colonna restaurant in Rome maintains the flavours of traditional dishes while giving them a contemporary twist to adapt them to today’s more refined tastes and habits. Spectacularly housed on the top floor of the museum Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Open has become the largest showcase of culture, food and wine, the first haute cuisine outlet, the first example of “gourmet maison” and the first event space in a contemporary setting of the late 19th century.
Via Milano, 9/a 00184 Rome
00 39 06 4782 2641
Type of Cuisine: Trendy
Urbana 47 is a food project that unites friends, families, foodies and the pleasure of good company. Bite by bite, they will surprise you with delicious snacks, a cup of aromatic coffee, a long romantic dinner, or even a quick lunch – essential elements of a tantalizing pause. You will taste dishes that celebrate the culinary heritage of their beloved Lazio region, and are enriched with the experience and creativity of their chefs. No element goes overlooked at Urbana 47: the high quality of their raw ingredients turns every meal into a special occasion.
Via Urbana 47 00184 Rome
00 39 06 4788 4006
Type of Cuisine: International
This new Japanese restaurant whose name Sakura means “cherry blossom” in Japanese – a symbol of belonging to the class of the Samurai warriors, offers dishes exquisitely prepared by the sushi chef, with great care and the finest ingredients. On the menu: a wide, sought-after choice of sushi and sashimi, also prepared with amberjack, gilthead bream, scallops and sea urchins. Do try the tempura and Japan’s legendary Kobe beef. In the cellar: Italian wines, sake and green tea and a large choice of beers.
P.zzle di Porta Pia, 122, 00198 Rome
00 39 06 4425 4329
NH Palazzo Cinquecento*****
The NH Palazzo Cinquecento is located in a restored heritage protected 20th century building. It overlooks Piazza del Cinquecento, is at walking distance from Termini station, and extends over 5 floors and an area of about 11 thousand square meters, has 177 rooms and suites, 2 bars and an international restaurant that serves haute-cuisine as well as typical Roman culinary dishes.
Piazza dei Cinquecento, 90, 00185 Rome
00 39 06 492221
Grand Hotel de la Minerve*****
Five star luxury Grand Hotel de la Minerve is housed in a magnificent mansion dating back to the 1600’s. Situated in Rome’s historical city centre, the hotel overlooks the Pantheon and is just minutes from Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. Completely renovated, the hotel has retained its noble, elegant lines and the warmth of a comfortable, welcoming aristocratic home. Its spacious, air-conditioned rooms have gorgeous bathrooms and are decorated with an understated elegance and an extraordinary roof terrace provides a superb view of the rooftops and monuments of Rome.
Piazza della Minerva, 69 00186 Rome
00 39 06 695201
Set in the heart of the Eternal City of Rome, Hotel Eden allows guests to discover the cultural allure of Rome as well as enjoy the best views of the city, especially from the rooftop restaurant. Hotel Eden’s amenities include superb meeting facilities, a fitness centre, and spa services. Serving epicurean Italian cuisine, La Terrazza dell’ Eden offers a connoisseur’s wine list and one of the most renowned panoramas in the world. Whether a private visit to the celebrated Sistine Chapel or travel through famed historical sites by horse-drawn carriage, the hotel’s concierge is ready to help guests discover all that the Eternal City has to offer.
Via Ludovisi, 49 00187 Rome
00 39 06 478121
Regina Hotel Baglioni*****
The Regina Hotel Baglioni, a classic Roman luxury hotel, is a meeting place beloved of the international jet-set. This hotel has a magnificent selection of rooms in original Art Deco style. It is situated on the strategic, central Via Veneto, near Villa Borghese, Piazza di Spagna and Via Condotti, the famous fashion street. The hotel has a magnificent selection of rooms in original Art Deco style. The Brunello Lounge & Restaurant’s distinguishing features are its atmosphere of refined design, the unusual arrangements and innovative menu using ingredients of superior quality.
Via Veneto, 72 00187 Rome
00 39 06 421111
Delight in the ‘Dolce Vita’ at the breathtaking Portrait Suites in Rome in the heart of Via Condotti, a stone throw away from the Spanish Steps. The magical feeling of these luxury suites in Rome resembles the divine spirit of a fashion studio or film set and is carried on in the splendid bedrooms comprised of the finest materials, the bathrooms of superb beauty, the delightful living rooms, and the comfort of the hidden kitchen area. A magnificent terrace on the top floor offers the most spectacular views over Rome and the Trinità dei Monti.
Via Bocca di Leone, 23 00187 Rome
00 39 06 6938 0742
The Duke Hotel****
The Duke Hotel Rome, located in the Villa Borghese area, is a quality luxury hotel in ahe Rationalist-style building dates from the postwar era. Its guest rooms and suites have welcomed more than a few other celebs, too, including the Beatles and Farah Diba. The Polo Lounge is the hotel’s heart, beating beneath a glass dome with a crackling log fire, a grand piano, and a tempting array of liqueurs. The restaurant offers low-calorie cuisine, welcomes children, and keeps local tradition with an exemplary cacio e pepe. Massages and beauty treatments are available in the small ground-floor spa.
Via Archimede, 69 00197 Rome
00 39 06 367221
Gilda has been one of the most prestigious clubs in Rome’s nightlife scene since the 80’s, attracting the city’s chic, famous, and well-to-do crowd. The large main room consists of a spacious dance floor surrounded by gray couches, raised VIP seating, and a bar, all lit by chandeliers, revolving lights, and disco balls. A staircase leads to the mezzanine where you can take a table to watch the action below and the DJ playing in one corner of the balcony. This is a place where you go to see and be seen.
Via Mario Dè Fiori, 97 00187 Rome
00 39 06 678 4838
Antico Caffè della Pace
In ten years, the elegant Antico Caffè della Pace, known to everyone in Rome as Bar della Pace, with its mahogany coatings and mirrors, has gathered a large number of faithful followers. In the cooler months its antique interior is warm and cosy, and for the warmer months there is an extensive terrace outside under the establishment’s trademark facade covered in Ivy. Many Italian television and film personalities stop by the terrace here, an ideal place to see and be seen. The best time to spot celebrities is after dinner, in the morning, the bar has a more local clientele which come to breakfast.
Via della Pace, 3/7 00186 Rome
00 39 6 686 1216
The bar at Radisson Blu hotel, the Zest, up on the seventh floor, offers a great view over Rome and is a popular hangout for the movie, TV, and media tribes. In summer it moves poolside, where you can try fragrant cocktails concocted in collaboration with France’s Histoire de Parfums. Among the most popular: the Cointreaupolitan, sponsored by Dita Von Teese.
Radisson Blu, Via Filippo Turati, 171 00185 Rome
00 39 6 4448 4731
Casa del Jazz
The Casa del Jazz is a unique location in Europe, where you can listen to Jazz greats from all over the world, as well as up and coming stars playing various styles of this genre from Dixieland to avant-garde. The idea is to encourage and propagate jazz here in this our country, creating the chance of meeting together between musicians, producers and critics and promoting activities for the benefit of all those whose desire is to acquire knowledge. Housed in the Villa Osio, a 1930s Neoclassical building that once belonged to the Mafia don Enrico Nicoletti. The Casa del Jazz opened here in 2005 and hasn’t stopped swinging since.
Viale di Porta Ardeatina, 55 00154 Rome
00 39 06 704731
La Casa del Caffé Tazza d’Oro
Tazza d’Oro is a splendid coffee house in Rome and one of the most famous in the world. This renowned coffee roaster next to the Pantheon was founded in 1946 by Mario Fiocchetto, and is responsible for the creation of the famous blend “La Regina dei Caffe”. It is a historical local favourite, with a mixed clientele including important political figures and successful actors, speaking many different languages at the same time. You can taste different types of coffee at the bar, an excellent cappuccino and the famous granita di café, before you buy any coffee of the wide selection available.
Via degli Orfani, 84 00186 Rome
00 39 06 678 9792
La Rinascente is Italy’s best-known department store, selling almost anything you can think of on eight floors; designer clothing, sportswear, handbags and accessories, lingerie, homeware. There is a hairdresser, sushi bar, even a ‘wellness’ lounge. The upscale clothing and accessories are a hit with the young and well dressed, while retail turf is geared toward people on lunch breaks and the ubiquitous tourist. The Piazza Fiume location has more floor space and a wider range of goods, including a housewares department.
Galleria Alberto Sordi, Piazza Colonna, Piazza di Spagna, 00187 Rome
00 39 66 797 691
One of the best pasticerria in Rome, opened in 1927 as a ‘latteria‘ (milk shop) and later in 1934 taking on the title of ‘pasticceria gelateria‘ or pastry/gelato shop, is locally famous and ideal for a leasurely breakfast or delicious takeaway. There is a great assortment of pastries to choose from, all to be wrapped up on a gold tray, gold paper and a gold ribbon. The Millefoglie is their specialty. It’s a circular confection of crisp, flaky pastry, with layers of whipped zabaglione and icing sugar, filled with wild strawberries and other red fruits.
Via Nemorense, 179/181 00199 Rome
00 39 06 86 32 48 14
Bulgari is an Italian jewelry and luxury goods brand that produces and markets several product lines including watches, fragrances, accessories, and hotels. Bulgari’s impressive history in jewellery craftmanship dates all the way back to the Ottoman Empire. Its flagship store was opened on Via dei Condotti in 1905 and quickly became known for its high quality jewellery designs combining Greek and Roman art. Today, Bulgari’s jewellery adorns celebrities worldwide.
Via dei Condotti, 10 Rome
00 39 06 696261
Fendi is an Italian luxury fashion house, established in Rome in 1925 by Adele and Edoardo Fendi, whose specialities include fur, ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes, fragrances, eyewear, timepieces and accessories. The company is renowned for its exquisite creations on fur and fur accessories.
Largo Carlo Goldoni, 419-420 Rome
00 39 06 334501
Delfina Delettrez is descendant from the Fendi family and has made quite a name for herself with her beautiful jewellery designs. Her early schooling took place at the French School, after which she studied at the American high school and did three placements in Paris at Chanel’s style office for haute couture. Creative stimuli and a taste for beauty have marked and influenced her destiny. Today Delfina expresses her creativity in a fascinating sector she knows inside out: jewellery making.
Via del Governo Vecchio, 67 00186 Rome
This traditional grocery/delicatessen sells a wealth of food products from all over the world since 1947. The shop is a marvel with sacks full of rice, dried vegetables, organic fruit and vegetables, all kinds of spices, teas, coffees, canned tuna, olive oil.
Via Natale del Grande, 31, 00153 Rome
00 39 06 581 2725
Lovely perfumerie in the heart of Trastevere with excellent selection of exclusive perfumes and beauty products. Roma Store Profumeria has a very big selection of niche perfumes and beauty products, both Italian and international, such as Ligne St. Barth, Floris London, Annick Goutal, Il Profvmo, Atelier Cologne, Byredo Parfums and more.
Via della Lungaretta, 63, Rome
The MAXXI museum in Rome was created by renowned Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid and has been acclaimed by The Guardian as “Hadid’s finest built work to date” and “a masterpiece fit to sit alongside Rome’s ancient wonders”. The MAXXI consists of two museums: “MAXXI art” and “MAXXI architecture”. In addition to the two museums, the MAXXI also features an auditorium, a library and media library specialized in art and architecture, a bookshop, a cafeteria, a bar/restaurant, galleries for temporary exhibition, performances, educational activities.
Via Guido Reni, 4 A, Rome
00 39 6 3996 7350
Teatro dell-Opera di Roma
The opera building dates back to 1880 and has undergone several renovations since, embellishing it with luscious decorations and furnishings as well as a magnificent chandelier measuring 6 meters in diameter and composed of 27,000 crystal drops. The Teatro dell-Opera di Roma is renowned for its impressive acoustics. Spend a night at Rome’s opera to give yourself an inspiring and historical experience.
Piazza Beniamino Gigli, 7 Rome
00 39 6 481 7003
The Colosseum is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy, and the largest amphitheatre in the world dating back to AD 72. This is a monument of epic proportions and history with stories of gory battles between gladiators, slaves, prisoners and wild animals. This vast arena of entertainment offered a seating capacity of over 50,000 people and has been recreated many times in movies. A must-visit when in Rome.
Piazza del Colosseo, 1 00184 Rome
00 39 06 3996 7700
Secondome is a kinetic, contemporary brand helmed by Italian architect Claudia Pignatale, bringing internationally established designers together with emerging talents and master craftsman to create stunning collections of interior design objects. Pignatale describes the brand as “ hard and pure.” In collaboration with Benetton’s research lab Fabrica, and designer Sam Baron, Pignatale has expanded and begun focusing on blown glass. Secondome produces limited edition collections in various media, partners regularly with young designers and workshops, and exhibits its glass pieces in shops and galleries around the world.
Via degli Orsini, 26, 00186 Rome
00 39 06 4550 5750
Mondo Bizzarro Gallery
Mondo Bizzarro Gallery is an International Gallery of Contemporary Art that opened in Bologna in 1995 and moved to Rome in 2004 which aims to promote new artistic trends. Pop surrealism and erotic art are the distinctive features of this groundbreaking gallery, which over time also expanded its interests to Urban Art and contemporary drawing. The main trademark of the gallery is a particular mix of different backgrounds: Street Culture, Tattoo, Indie music, Alternative cinema, fetish, freaks, circus culture and aesthetics, Gothic and Renaissance philosophy and aesthetics, 60’s comic strips.
Via degli Equi, 18/A, Rome
00 39 06 9259 5181
Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica di Palazzo Barberini
The Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica, or National Gallery of Ancient Art, is an art gallery in Rome, located on two sites: the Palazzo Barberini and the Palazzo Corsini. The Palazzo Barberini was designed for Pope Urban VIII, a member of the Barberini family, by Italian architect Carlo Maderno (1556–1629) on the old location of Villa Sforza. The Palazzo Corsini is a 15th-century palace that was rebuilt in the 18th century by architect Ferdinando Fuga for Cardinal Neri Maria Corsini. The gallery’s collection includes works by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Caravaggio, Giovanni Baglione, Hans Holbein, Raphael, Tintoretto and Tiziano.
Via delle Quattro Fontane, 13, 00186 Rome
00 39 06 481 4591
Villa Borghese Park covers a vast area in the heart of Rome and includes buildings, sculptures, monuments and fountains by famous artists from the Baroque, Neoclassical and Eclectic periods arranged in a park featuring lakes, Italian gardens, large open spaces and trees hundreds of years old, all laid out in accordance with the fashions then current in Europe. The perfect balance between art and nature, described in guidebooks to Rome of all epochs, painted by famous artists, and the inspiration for famous pieces of music and pages of literature, Villa Borghese is still redolent of the splendour of the past.
Piazzale Napoleone, Rome
00 39 06 0608
Villa Medici – The French Academy in Rome
The creation of the French Academy in Rome was part of the policy of great work of King Louis XlV at the end of the 17th century. The Academy was created in 1666 under the leadership of Colbert, Le Brun and Gian Lorenzo Bernini. It welcomed artists who won the First Prize of Rome and several protégés of powerful lords. Young artists pensioned by the king got broadened training, being in touch with Rome and Italy. At the time pensioners followed a regime of strict discipline and devoted their stay to the realisation of copies of Antique or Renaissance art. In 1720 architects joined the sculptors and painters as pensioners.
Viale della Trinità dei Monti, 1, 00187 Rome
00 39 06 67611
Auditorium – Parco Della Musica
Auditorium Parco della Musica is a large multi-functional public music complex in Rome, Italy. The three large concert halls are Sala Petrassi, with about 700 seats; Sala Sinopoli, about 1200 seats; and Sala Santa Cecilia, about 2800 seats. They are structurally separated to ensure soundproofing, though joined at the base by a continuous lobby. A fourth “concert hall”, called Cavea, is the open air theater recalling ancient Greek and Roman theaters. The fan-shaped layout is formed around the central piazza. The Parco della Musica is Europe’s most visited music facility with over one million spectators per year.
Viale Pietro De Coubertin, 30, 00196 Rome
00 39 06 80 2411
Sergio Valente Beauty Atelier
Sergio Valente’s salon offers hair styling, beauty services, facials, body treatments, massages, manicure, pedicure and has furnishings and top equipment like the new Oxyskin for oxygenating treatment with vitamin C, collagen, DNA marine and more. The talented staff is qualified and personally assisted by Mr. Valente, superstar of the hairdressing world and friend of the most famous designers. The lounge is designed as an apartment, with books of culture, fashion and art, works of art by sculptors and painters, a board with pictures of personalities and friends, awards etc, created a very homey atmosphere.
107 Via del Babuino, corner Piazza di Spagna, Rome
00 39 06 679 45 15
Atelier Roberto D’Antonio
Roberto D’Antonio is one of Italy’s most famous stylists, renowned for his unmistakeable style. He is particularly sensitive to colour and always manages to give movement to the hair styles he creates – never static, never the same. D’Antonio styles the hair of the most beautiful women in the world, models, actresses and divas. What makes Roberto D’Antonio unique is his experience and use of exceptionally high quality products combined with his particular gift for managing to harmoniously coordinate cuts with features, eye colour, skin tone, personality and lifestyle.
Via di Pietra, 90, Rome
00 39 06 678 5891
Relax your mind from everyday thoughts and dip into an atmosphere of pure well-being by enjoying a journey of a thousand sensations at Prince Spa, luxury Spa in Rome, which will help you regain and keep the mental and physical balance. Nestled in a wonderful green area, the heated outdoor pool allows all guests to indulge in peaceful moments of pleasant well-being, either alone or with friends. A large sunbathing area surrounded by the well-kept garden of the Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel & Spa features chaises longues and umbrellas, stylish and comfortable gazebos, allows for greater comfort and privacy.
Via Gerolamo Frescobaldi, 5 00198 Rome
00 39 06 8544 2494
Kami Spa is the biggest Oriental Day Spa in Europe with over 1500 square meters of interior where guests can relax body and mind and regenerate their spirit, with numerous exclusive treatments to choose from different Asian cultures. The spa is housed in a building which began life as the Baths of Septimus Severus. This is also Rome’s most cosmopolitan well-being experience, with a team of thirty massage specialists recruited from the top beauty farms in Japan, China, Indonesia, Thailand, and India, plus a seemingly infinite variety of treatments, from facials to body scrubs and ingenious crossover therapies.
Via degli Avignonesi, 11 00187 Rome
00 39 06 4201 0039
This elegant place is a barber, gym, tailor and clothing store, all for men. Rome’s first true men’s grooming center is tucked away in a Parione courtyard, a peaceful, elegant space centered around a circular reception area with three sections: treatment cubicles, the hair (and beard) center, and the dressing room. This last room isn’t just for your clothes: it’s a cozy den where Veroli offers a tempting choice of knits, shirts, pajamas, and made-to-measure suits. There’s also a gym with a personal trainer and a Technogym exercise wall. Wonderfool offers a true, old-style shaving experience.
Via dei Banchi Nuovi, 39 00186 Rome
00 39 6 6889 2315
True Pilates Italia
True Pilates is an excellent Pilates studio with instructors trained and certified in New York at the studio of Romana Kryzanowska, who was a student of Joseph Pilates. Opened in Rome in 2001, this center was the first in Italy to receive the official stamp of the original New York Pilates school. There are Italian, English, or French by qualified instructors. Classes can be booked for individuals, couples, or groups, with personal posture analysis available by appointment. There’s another branch in the historic center near the Piazza Navona.
Via Pompeo Magno, 3, 00192 Rome
00 39 06 323 6665