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Best Cocktail Bars: Editors' Choice 2020

Like hotels, bars should feel like they are somewhere, not just anywhere. These five bars we visited in 2019 stood out in our memories as exceptional.

Hospitality Awards: Editors' Choice 2020

At hotels and restaurants aiming to provide the highest level of hospitality, it is people who make the difference. Here are our hospitality award winners.

Most Memorable Wine Tastings: Editors' Choice 2020

It's always a pleasure to taste wine when we travel. These five regions may be classics, but that doesn't mean that they didn't hold surprises.

Restaurants of the Year: Editors' Choice 2020

Evaluating the world's best hotels is great, but it's just as delightful to test out top restaurants. Of the hundreds we tried, these were the best.

Favorite Hotels of the Year: Editors' Choice 2020

In 2019, Hideaway Report editors traveled over 150,000 miles and discovered a number of sophisticated hideaways. Here are their favorites.

Ancient Rome Without the Crowds

While the Sistine Chapel, Pantheon and Colosseum are overcrowded, Rome has plenty of attractions that are crowd-free. Here are seven worth visiting.

Rome: Stylish New Boutique Hotels

On this trip to Rome, our writer tried out four new boutique properties and a grand hotel that's been earning extravagant plaudits in the travel press.

Is The Inn at the Roman Forum Still Recommendable?

We pay incognito visits to current recommendations to ensure that they are maintaining their standards. Here we check up on The Inn at the Roman Forum.

Jewish Rome: A Walking Tour of the Former Ghetto

It helps to visit the former Jewish Ghetto with a guide. We were led us on an engrossing and personal tour through Jewish Roma Walking Tours.

Rome Restaurants: New Discoveries and Old Favorites

Rome has long been renowned for traditional foods. But nowadays visitors can choose from a widening selection of contemporary and experimental eateries.

Another Side of the Vatican: Touring the Gardens and Necropolis

The contrasting tours of the gardens and the necropolis were utterly fascinating, and they felt a world away from the jostling crowds in the Vatican Museums.

Newly Recommended Hotels in Rome

On this trip to Rome, we tested out new boutique hotels, along with one grand hotel that has been receiving great travel press. Here's what we found.

3 Outstanding Cooking Classes in Rome

Food is one of the great pleasures of a visit to Rome. In foodie destinations, we often enroll in a cooking class, but this time we decided to take three.

6 Must-Visit Sites for Bernini Fans

Like Michelangelo, Bernini made an immense contribution to the fabric and artistic patrimony of Rome. Here six must-see places to view his dramatic works.

Road Trip! Our Top 15 Scenic Drives

Certain destinations cry out to be explored by car. Here are 15 of our editors' favorite scenic drives, from the Amalfi Coast to the Oregon Coast and beyond.

Classic Rome Cafés

Many European cities have classic cafés that have been interwoven with society and culture for decades or centuries. Here are five of our favorites in Rome.

Avoiding the Crowds in Rome

If you are willing to explore Rome and have a good guidebook, it is still possible to leave the tourist hordes behind.

Do as the Romans Do: Living Like a Local in the Prati Neighborhood

To experience life as a Roman citizen, Mr. Harper chose to stay in the residential neighborhood of Prati, known for its excellent restaurants and wine shops.

The Best of Caravaggio in Rome

Italian Renaissance painters tend to go in and out of fashion. Caravaggio was forgotten after his death, but today his reputation seems to be at its zenith.

The Enduring Pleasures of Rome

There are numerous cities of great antiquity, but few give the traveler quite the same feeling of time travel as Rome does. Two hotels add to the allure.

Notable Rome Restaurants

Rome still boasts innumerable trattorias and restaurants, many family-owned, serving excellent traditional cooking. Here are three I recently enjoyed.

Newly Recommended Hotels in Italy

Andrew Harper traveled to Rome and Venice where he found two new exceptional hotels to recommend.

Letter From the Editor: August 2017

Mr. Harper revisits a favorite property in Rome, Hotel Eden, after its recent refurbishment and discovers three boutique hotels in Palm Beach.

The Harper Notebook: Best Restaurants in Rome

The best food in Rome is not found in fancy restaurants but in the lively trattorias and osterias that the Romans favor. Here are Mr. Harper's favorites.

Things to Do in Rome

With so many layers of history and architecture, it could take a lifetime to discover all of Rome's riches. Here are 9 things every visitor should see and do.

New and Noteworthy, July 2016

Andrew Harper points to notable luxury travel news — a new jungle lodge in Nepal, reopening of Hotel Eden, and the $450 million renovation of Hotel Ritz Paris.

Olive Oil and Wine Tasting in Rome

Wine and olive oil tasting in the Castelli Romani region of Italy. Read more about our travels through wine country.

In Good Taste: A Recipe From Il Pagliaccio

Innovative Il Pagliaccio restaurant in Rome, Italy, recipient of a Michelin star, should be at the top of every foodie's list for a trip to the Eternal City.

City Guide: Rome

Dive into this new guide to an unforgettable city brimming with history: Rome, Italy. Find recommendations for where to eat and stay, what to see and more.

Notes from Rome, Italy

Andrew Harper shares tips, sightseeing recommendations, unique vacation ideas and locals-only information for a guide to Rome, Italy, the Eternal City.

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