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Via Veneto

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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Via Veneto is one of the most expensive and famous shopping streets in...

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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Take a stroll

dont go for the food or drink,but for a nice downhill stroll. Take the metro to Spagna, then the tunnel up to the top of the Via that comes out by the Porta Pinciana. Then begin a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2015
Bear H
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Via Veneto begins on Piazza Barberini and end on the Porta Pinciana. It's the" Champs Elysées "to Rome; with many elegant Hotels, terraces, cafés and bistros .Also very nices villas with nice gardens; In 1960 the very well known regisseur, Frederico Fellini shoot the film "La dolce Vita". Now the Via Veneto is not more so popular as at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

dont go for the food or drink,but for a nice downhill stroll. Take the metro to Spagna, then the tunnel up to the top of the Via that comes out by the Porta Pinciana. Then begin a nice downhill stroll to the piazza Barberini. If you want there are many spots to stop and take a coffee,but don't be surprised... More 

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L'Aquila, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

The trafic in Via Veneto is definitely confusing the real charme of the street. Of course via Veneto is famous for its shops and hotels, but is the symbol of "La Dolce Vita", and at that time the traffic was certainly less chaotic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

If you can set some money aside for a dessert and wine, or a meal on the Via Veneto you will make a memory. Great history on this street named after the Battle of Veneto a key victory for Italy WWI. When Italy became united the street was built and Hollywood eventually flocked to enjoy a cafe or a glass... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Sometimes an attraction is linked to something else which always conjures up special memories. Federico Fellini and his 'Dolce Vita' branded the Via Veneto into the subconscious of an entire generation. Today it's mostly high end shops, restaurants and hotels. Worth walking down it a bit. ...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

The first time I strolled the Via Veneto was back in 1996, when my mother and I stayed at a hotel just off that street, made famous by Federico Fellini, the great Italian film director., in "La Dolce Vitta." I am fairly certain the days of Via Veneto's decadence are long gone, but the street, on which I stroll every... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

If your from the Chicago Area you completely understand. Great shops, cafes and much more. Centrally located in Rome, the Via Veneto is a wonderful walk and close to a lot of Rome's attractions. Just steps away from the Spanish Steps and the Borghese Gardens

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We first became acquainted with this upscale street in 1970 and have returned several times since. Nice to see how the rich folks live.

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Bodø, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

A street that was the top of the top in the '50s (the movie La Dolce Vita), now a very beautiful street, S-shaped up the hill to Villa Borghese. Had deserved a better fate. Overpriced cafeterias, bars and hotels and no real life left, despite its beauty.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Not sure what you would go to this street for other than the Hard Rock Cafe. You can take the metro and get off at the Barberini station. Make sure to come out the right exit. You will be at the Piazza Barberini and the beginning of via Vittorio Veneto. Great sounding name, I guess if you lived there. We... More 

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Ludovisi / Via Veneto
Thanks to Fellini and La Dolce Vita, the Ludovisi and Via Veneto neighborhood earned its reputation as a posh area where gorgeous Marcellos wooed actresses and models while bored housewives hung out in streetside cafes. The cafes are still there, and so are the cocktails, but the neighborhood is now home to five-star businesses including hotels, banks, law firms, and embassies. The area is also right next to Villa Borghese, a beautiful park for sporting and cultural adventures. If you're looking for tranquility by night, this may be the place: Ludovisi and Veneto tend to shut down after 8pm.
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