ROME

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The de­signer pow­er­houses Ver­sace, Ar­mani and Prada have up­held the rep­u­ta­tion of Ital­ian fash­ion for decades. Rome, Italy’s so-called ‘eter­nal city’ may no longer be in the shadow of Mi­lan. Of­fer­ing ev­ery­thing from haute cou­ture to flea mar­kets. Via Con­dotti is the place for high fash­ion, or as­pi­ra­tional win­dow shop­ping. Via del Corso is good for high-street sta­ples and Porta Portese is one of the largest flea mar­kets in Europe, open ev­ery Sun­day from 7am un­til 1pm. When vis­it­ing a des­ti­na­tion for its fash­ion and style ap­peal, global trav­el­ers re­vealed key cri­te­ria in­cludes stun­ning ar­chi­tec­ture (44%) and you can’t help but stop and stare at ev­ery turn ex­plor­ing the in­cred­i­ble streets of Rome.

Where to stay: The Bricks Rome is a stylish hos­tel with rooms that fea­ture bal­conies (per­fect for tak­ing those fash­ion­for­ward self­ies), a shared large out­door ter­race with sun loungers, a lounge and pri­vate bath­rooms. Book­ing.com trav­el­ers’ top en­dorse­ments for Rome are sight­see­ing, his­tory and food.

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