Hotel San Anselmo. This refurbished 19th-century villa is a romantic retreat from the city, set in a molto charming garden atop the Aventine Hill. The decor blends bits of Baroque antique-flair (such as period chandeliers) with contemporary pieces (like the sharp stainless steel fireplace) in the public spaces. Each guest room is carefully designed to follow a particular theme, such as "Room of the Poems," which features poems beautifully scrawled onto the walls,
and the "Room of Kisses," with a big canopy bed with romantic and suggestive drapes.