Via Veneto
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Via Veneto is one of the most expensive and famous shopping streets in Rome. This is where Federico Fellini filmed "La Dolce Vita."
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Neighbourhood: Ludovisi
How to get there
  • Barberini - Fontana di Trevi • 4 min walk
  • Spagna • 7 min walk

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The Spanish Steps Apartment
Rome, Italy32,606 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Lovely stroll today on the historic Via Veneto, with a lively art installation of giant lobsters by British pop artist Philip Colbert. At the top of Via Veneto is the six meter high King Lobster, wearing a crown. These wierd but fun art works will be on display in Rome until January 8, 2023.
Written 21 November 2022
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Arnie J
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Rome has much to offer.
We walked a great deal and thus saw sites and areas that one may not get to see.
I would recommend finding a 3star hotel with superior rooms or a 4star hotel fairly close to the main station as this makes it easier to travel to the airport or to other destinations.
However be aware of your surroundings near the station as there are areas that are quite rough.
I would go again but definitely not end June or July as it is too hot and too crowded.
All in all we had a great time in Rome.
Written 21 July 2022
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel41,102 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This is a famous street in Rome, which somehow lost most of its charm and is now just a busy (and not particularly clean) shopping and eating street.
Written 1 July 2022
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dapper777
Monaco63,952 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Friends
Located in the historic center of Rome, via Vittorio Veneto, more commonly known as via Veneto, connects Piazza Barberini with Porta Pinciana.
Initially dedicated to the region of the same name (the northern Italy region Veneto), in 1919, after the First World War, Via Veneto changes its name in memory of the battle of Vittorio Veneto.
The international fame it enjoys is mainly linked to the Dolce Vita, a period (the 1950s) in which its clubs, restaurants and hotels were animated by the wildness of Hollywood actors and other celebrities pursued by the paparazzi, always in search of the latest scoop.
Federico Fellini, in his masterpiece "La dolce vita" reconstructs it in the Cinecittà studios.
Starting from Piazza Barberini, along its path you can meet in addition to luxury hotels, noble palaces and famous cafes, also masterpieces from different eras such as the fountain of the Bees, the Church of Santa Maria Immacolata with the Capuchin crypt and Porta Pinciana .
In the past a meeting place for movie stars and social life, today it is flanked, in the upper part, by luxurious hotels and café terraces where tourists from all over the world used to meet.
It's always nice to take a stroll along this street even if it has lost its shine over the years.
Written 10 February 2021
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA38,611 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
Via Vittorio Veneto is one of the most elegant and famous streets in Rome, home to the Embassy of the United States located in the Palazzo Margherita. Luxury hotels, famous restaurants, beautiful leafy trees... La Dolce Vita.

One of my favorite walks in Rome is a leisurely stroll on Via Veneto from Piazza Barberini to Villa Borghese.
Written 13 November 2020
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Lance H
Boerne, TX1,261 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This really is a nice part of Rome. There are plenty of places to stay, eat, and visit. It is clean and safe.
Written 29 March 2020
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Shellwoodward
Solihull, UK96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Such a beautiful, leafy, lazy street to stroll down, shop and dine.

There are an abundance of great restaurants with great service.

The street has great history and we'll worth the visit.
Written 1 January 2020
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angelaka
Toronto, Canada32 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
This was a nice street to stroll. A lot of expensive shops and lots of nice restaurants. The street itself is a boulevard and very nice to take a walk along. At the top end of the street you can find Harry's Bar and the entrance to the Bourghese Gardens.
Written 10 October 2019
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Jon
Rome, Italy62 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
Via Veneto is famous because of a movie made nearly 60 years ago. You haven’t seen it and neither has anyone else!

La Dolce Vita is long gone for both Rome and Via Veneto. You shouldn’t go jump in Trevi Fountain (or rent a scooter), and you should not waste time on Via Veneto unless you are on the way to the U.S. Embassy at 830 am to replace your stolen passport (didn’t someone warn you about pickpockets?) or passing through to go to Borghese Park.

There are much more interesting and scenic streets in Rome, like anywhere in the center (via tritone/via del corso if you want crowded high end shopping) or across the river in Trastevere (especially for eating) or Prati (eating and shopping).

There is no window shopping here, and the famous restaurants are gone (rumors of mafia money laundering shut a couple down in recent years). You can pay 19 Euros for a beer if you want at one if the hotel terraces, or you can pay twice the going rate for gelato instead of just walking to (two places nearby I can’t write here because TripAdvisor blocks it.) There are some good to great/fantastic places within 5-10 minutes of this street in several directions, just not on it.

(A famous incredibly expensive bar I can’t name here) *is* on this street. The only people who go there are people with expense accounts, tourists who don’t know any better, and people who like to overpay to be “seen.” There is zero reason to go there with your own money. Is it nice? Of course it is (it better be!), but there are better places for less money in all directions.

Most of the street now is high end hotels and a lot of VIP delegations use them. It’s a fine place to stay when visiting Rome. It would be better if, say, they fixed the three closest subway stops, which as of June 2019 have been out of service for months due to escalator collapses (google it).

If you are out late, stay away from the creepy old guys who will try to hustle you into one of the strip clubs/“piano bars”. More than a few senior government officials have been sacked for going to those places and running up huge (often they later claim fraudulent) bills. Those friendly well dressed women sitting in the chairs outside after the restaurants have closed — no, sorry, you aren’t that good looking, they are high end... practitioners of a very old occupation....

Note that a lot of positive reviews on this street come from tourists who are regurgitating what they read in the guidebooks, and all the 1 star reviews are from Iocals.
Written 25 June 2019
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Dfc2007
County Dublin, Ireland112 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
The via Veneto is a well know avenue of top hotels, US embassy, and nice restaurants near by - La Scala and Ristorante Andrea for example. It is hilly and at the top is the Bourghese Gardens and Harry’s Bar. At the Excelsior hotel there is a taxi rank. Farther down on the left past the US building is a nice RC church, Chiesa di Santa Maria, up steps with Sunday mass at 11.00. There are nice outdoor cafes.
Written 1 March 2019
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