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AU­DREY Hep­burn would have felt right at home park­ing her bal­let flats un­der a bed at Rome’s five-star Regina Baglioni. The ho­tel is on Via Veneto, the el­e­gant street that was a pop­u­lar haunt for Hep­burn and her dash­ing co-star Gre­gory Peck when the pair filmed Ro­man Hol­i­day in the 1950s. In the early 1900s, Italy’s Queen Margherita of Savoy made the ho­tel her home while her res­i­dence, Villa Margherita (now the nearby US em­bassy), was com­pleted. Regina Baglioni’s concierge will hap­pily pro­vide maps and di­rec­tions to some of the Eter­nal City’s at­trac­tions, with the Span­ish Steps, the Pi­azza di Spagna and Trevi Foun­tain only a brisk 10-minute walk away. All 118 gue­strooms are fur­nished in orig­i­nal art-deco style, with stun­ning bath­rooms fea­tur­ing floor-to-ceil­ing mar­ble and great wardrobe space, which is most im­por­tant due to the prox­im­ity of Via Con­dotti, the fa­mous fash­ion strip. The Brunello Lounge of­fers a cosy place to sip a ne­groni while re­view­ing the day’s pur­chases, and what’s not to love about a ho­tel where a choco­late kiss is popped on your pil­low. More: baglion­i­ho­tels.com; in­sight­va­ca­tions.com.

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