HOME AND AWAY
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.