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Why go: Beyond big-ticket attractions like the Spanish Steps and the Coliseum, much of Rome's allure comes from trattorias with excellent pastas.
Where to stay: A five-room guesthouse overlooking the Porta del Popolo, Casa Montani offers its guests silk bedspreads, soundproofed windows and complimentary breakfast in bed. Rooms from around $210; casamontani.com.
Where to eat: The menu at Settembrini emphasizes simple, expertly cooked pastas and fish, while the wine list is courtesy of star sommelier Luca Boccoli.