They say all roads lead to Rome, and whether you’re a first-timer, long-term resident or repeat visitor, there’s always something new to discover in the Eternal City. From eclectic new hotels to alleyway vino bars and bookstores, here are five new LUXE-approved hot spots in Rome to check out!
Zebra print, Taschen books and 17th-century frescoes – Maalot has all that and then some. This four-storey, 30-room eclectic boutique hotel is a hipster’s haven in Trevi, where cool birds flock to the G/F resto with its peacock-blue chesterfields and signature swizzles.
Dark and sultry lab slash open kitchen where chefs Alessandro Miocchi and Giuseppe Lo Iudice push culinary boundaries on Roman cuisine. This ain’t your nonna’s kitchen – expect seasonality and creativity from the dynamic duo, who spend every Monday foraging forests for fresh goodies.
Drink: Enoteca L’Antidoto
A teeny-tiny enoteca tucked away off a Trastevere’s alley with three tables, five bar seats, and plenty of natural vino. Owners Valerio and Flaviano cater top wines and tasty food that changes with the seasons.
Spa: Zarina Beauty
The all-around pampering spot for manis, pedis, facials, and brazen Brazilians (or Boyzilians)! Luxe and lavish, expect first-class treatment and nothin’ less.
Shop: Libereria Tuba
The femme fatale of Rome, Tuba is a women-run bookshop, coffee shop and bar that hosts community events and workshops too. Open since 2007, the cafe serves great farm-to-table and fair trade options.
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