4 Hot Spots in Rome
Published: January 2010
By Valerie Waterhouse
1. Eat It
Meat-and-rice-stuffed red pepper, followed by handmade pasta with eggplant and caciocavallo cheese, at Sicilian chef Filippo La Mantia’s restaurant La Mantia (dinner for two $208).
2. Buy It
Ilaria Venturini Fendi’s eco-friendly totes made from recycled airplane-seat fabrics and sold at her recently opened boutique Re(f)use (bags from $296).
3. See It
Twenty of Caravaggio’s greatest paintings, including Supper at Emmaus and Boy with Basket of Fruit, in a rare exhibition hosted by the Scuderie del Quirinale (February 18–June 17; $15 entrance fee).
4. Book It
The airy Frattina suite at the five-room guesthouse Crossing Condotti (doubles from $386), furnished with crisp white linens, coffee-colored silk curtains, and the owners’ heirloom oil paintings.