Via Vittorio Veneto
Convento dei Cappuccini
This church and convent complex has turned its extraordinary Capuchin cemetery into cash by adding a flashy museum and bumping up the...
Fontana delle Api
Bernini crafted the Fontana delle Api (Fountain of the Bees), in the northeastern corner of Piazza Barberini, for the Barberini family,...
Molto trendy: this cafe-restaurant is a find. It’s sleekly sexy and popular with workers from nearby offices. There’s a small stand-up...
This hole-in-the-wall pizza al taglio place is busy with local workers, tempted in by an enticing range of toppings that proffer...
Via Vittorio Veneto information
Curving up from Piazza Barberini to Villa Borghese, Via Vittorio Veneto is the spiritual home of la dolce vita – the Rome of the swinging '50s and '60s that was epitomised in Fellini's eponymous film. However, the atmosphere of Fellini’s Rome has long gone and the street today, while still a gracious sweep, has the feel of a tourist trap.
Luxury hotels occupy many of the towering streetside palazzi , and waistcoated waiters stand on the tree-lined pavement, tempting passers-by into their overpriced restaurants. The huge building on the right as you walk up is the US embassy.