Seldom at the vanguard of change, the Italian capital is experiencing a landscape shift from classical to cutting-edge, tank to a steady influx of cool shops, bars, museums and galleries. Here there are 4 places you can’t miss near Hotel Centrale Roma:
Elio Ferraro Gallery- Store
This brightly appointed boutique boasts a trove of vintage clothing by marquee labels like Alaïa, Balenciaga, Claude Montana and Halston. There is also furniture and objects by design titans like Piero Fornasetti, Ettore Sottsass and Gio Ponti. Elio Ferraro, via Margutta, 11.
Contemporary Arts Society
Rome’s new art scene includes heavy hitters like Gagosian Gallery and Galleria Lorcan O’Neill Roma as well as more experimental spaces like this one, co-founded by the curator Morgan Morris. Contemporary Arts Society, via del Babuino, 127.
An appointment at Soledad Twombly’s art-filled atelier, formerly Ingres’s painting studio, is a seriously chic shopping experience. Get fitted for a sexy dress or well-cut jacket while you sip wine and peruse handmade ceramics by Twombly’s friend Brool Sigal’s BiS design company. Soledad Twombly, via Gregoriana, 34.
Trendy restaurants are almost an anomaly in this trattoria-dominated city, but the fresh crudo and perfectly grilled fish at Tuna have made it one of the hottest tables in town.
Tuna, via Vittorio Veneto, 9-11.