Though the city is at its most glorious under the warm Mediterranean sun, there are plenty of indoor activities to keep you occupied should you find yourself in Rome on a rainy day.
The first time I met De Bonis, he was leading a tour of Rome’s hidden secrets that didn’t include a single museum.
Opened in May, the Hotel de la Ville occupies a prestigious address on Via Sistina at the top of the Spanish Steps, a historic part of town.
Helmed by Matteo “Zed” Zamberlan—a self-declared “amaro obsessive” who spent almost five years behind the stick at some of New York’s best cocktail bars—the Court is the hottest new bar in Rome.
The St. Regis Rome, originally opened in 1894 by legendary hotelier César Ritz, has undergone a $45-million renovation that took three years to complete.
Steps away from the Tiber River and adjacent to Piazza del Popolo is a hotel once beloved by 20th century luminaries Pablo Picasso and Jean Cocteau.
Call it a maison, atelier, or an anti-boutique; handbag designer Gilbert Halaby’s namesake shop Maison Halaby on Via di Monserrato in Rome is a homelike space for his creativity.
Add these sweet stops to your Italian itinerary.
For more than a century, in a large studio on Via Garibaldi in Rome’s Trastevere district, the hands of masterful artisans have moved across glass like those of musicians playing their instruments.