A magnificent formal terraced garden, in the Hotel de Russie.

By Anita Draycott

Saunter through the plush lobby of the Hotel de Russie (between the Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo on the Via del Babuino) and you’ll find yourself far from the madding crowd in a magnificent formal terraced garden. It’s the perfect spot for a flute of Prosecco and weekend brunch. If climbing Rome’s seven hills and cobbled streets has given you sore feet, head to the spa for the rejuvenating foot ritual, fit for Cleopatra.