Places to Stay


Via della Penna 22,
T 06 361 0841
US$365 and up
If you imagine what an authentic Italian hotel might be: tons of drama, grand, historic, and bubbling with peculiar guests who never seem to take off their sunglasses–you’ll find it at Locarno. From its birdcage elevator to hand-printed wallpaper, this charming hotel is a monument to art deco, and I’m sure you’ll find yourself waking up each day feeling more and more Italian.


Via del Babuino 9,
T 06 638 881
US$700 and up
Teeming with elegance, the Hotel de Russie offers guests beautiful gardens, Roman ruins, and views of Villa Borghese. Enjoy the butterflies in the secret garden, dine alfresco, or relax in the Turkish steam bath after some beauty treatments. If you want luxury, you’ve found it here in this beautiful hotel.


Via degli Orti di Trastevere 3,
T 06 58 611
US$250 and up
The minimalist design of this very modern hotel contrasted against the history of Rome make this hotel distinct and fresh. Located in the Trastevere district, the simplicity of this hotel provides guests with an additional world that Italy offers


22/23 Lungoteverde delle Armi,
T 06 322 6776
This Art Noveau estate on the Tiber River bought by Anna Fendi has a guest villa, which has been transformed into a 15-room hotel for lucky guests. Most of the rooms have access to the meandering gardens, and the decor of the rooms are quite eclectic, mixing early 20th Century Furniture with modern designs. This hotel is quite tranquil and astonishingly different from anything else in Rome.


Via Bocca di Leone 23,
T 06 6938 0742
If you love shoes, check out this elegant extension of the Ferragamo empire. Convenient to the heart of Rome, this intimate residence spreads out over six floors of a lovely townhouse with views of the via Condotti, where one can find the best luxury fashions. Aside from shopping, you’ll find a rooftop terrace complete with a fireplace, and a mini-gallery of Ferragamo sketches, photographs, and memorabilia.


Vicolo del Bottino 8,
T 06 6993 4301
US$400 and up
With only four rooms, which look out onto the Spanish Steps, Il Palazzetto offers a romantic hideaway for its guests. You can even take some wine courses that are provided throughout the day, as well as call up the in-house sommelier to offer selections of reds and white for you to try.


Via Margutta 36,
T 06 328 711
US$381 and up
So close to the Spanish Steps and the best designer shopping in Rome at the Piazza Spagna, Hotel Art not only provides a favorable location but also offers guests sleek style and clever design.


Via di San Basilo 15, <>br / T 06 422 901
US$380 and up
Devilishly stylish, the Aleph is a popular destination for the fashion set. The hotel’s design relies on the contrasting features of heaven and hell, and while it might be difficult for guests to choose just one, you will be amazed by some of the details, including hologrammed bookcases.