#rome Stories

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Edition Hotels Plants a Flag in the Eternal City

Ian Schrager's boutique brand joins the spate of hotel debuts in Rome with its signature serene...

The Bulgari Hotel Roma Celebrates the Maison’s Heritage

Set within a pristine renovated building facing Piazza Augusto Imperatore, the extravagant 114-room

Now You Can Wander the Tunnels Beneath Rome’s Colosseum

Restoration work has wrapped on the subterranean tunnels where Roman gladiators and animals once...

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Rome’s Just-Opened Apple Store is a Skillful Blend of Old and New

Foster + Partners lovingly restores the former home of an Italian senator and bohemian hangout...

At the Colosseum, a High-Tech Refit Will Offer a Gladiator’s Perspective

The historic Roman amphitheater will soon be equipped with a retractable arena floor that will...

Surface x Bulgari
How It’s Made: Bulgari Serpenti

We pulled back the curtain on Bulgari’s Serpenti to reveal a collection rich with brand history,...

Our Editor-in-Chief’s Guide to Actually Enjoying Milan Design Week

This year’s top places to stay, eat, drink, and shop—along with the galleries to visit and...

Schiaparelli’s Storied Golden Palm Motif Makes a Comeback

An eye-catching garment draws us in for a closer look.

Why Columbus, Indiana, Should Be On Your Design Itinerary This Year

A new annual exhibition draws attention to the Midwestern city’s rich architecture and design...

Konstantin Grcic’s “Magliana Project”

Konstantin Grcic’s latest installation, inside Pier Luigi Nervi’s former headquarters, arrives...

Surface Travel Awards
Dana Cowin’s Favorite Restaurants For Design

For the culinary personality and Surface Travel Awards juror, ambiance is as important as...

Fendi’s Roman Headquarters Solidifies its Stronghold in the Fashion World

Fendi’s monumental home base reinforces the Italian label as a fashion powerhouse.

Rome’s New G-Rough Hotel is a Midcentury Masterpiece

A young designer adds a light, tasteful touch to the interiors of a 17th-century Roman building.