"Via Vittorio Veneto (Via Veneto), Rome " submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Friday 29th April 2011
Via Vittorio Veneto (Via Veneto), a street of grand hotels, offices, and government buildings. Laid out in 1887 between the Villa Borghese gardens (to the north) and the Piazza Barberini (to the south), it runs downhill in a dogleg shape. Curving up from Piazza Barberini to Villa Borghese, Via Vittorio Veneto is the spiritual home of la dolce vita. The atmosphere of Fellini’s Rome has long gone, and the street today, while still impressive, is largely given over to tourism. The huge building on the right as you walk up is the US embassy.
This street climbs from the Piazza Barberini to Porta Pinciana. Its construction was begun in 1886. The street is 35m wide and is bordered by the rows of plane-trees. On both sides of Via Veneto are the fashionable restaurants, famous cafes, and the most expensive in Rome hotels. It is an international place like Piazza di Spagna, which became famous all over the world due to a film of Federico Fellini "La Dolce Vita" (1959). Via Vittorio Veneto was twinned with the 5th Street of New York. Only a few delightful moments away are the spectacular Spanish steps and the scenic Trinità dei Monti, the Trevi Fountain which was immortalized in Fellini's Dolce Vita, and the dazzling boutiques of Via Condotti, Via Frattina and Via Borgognona. Via Vittorio Veneto is one of the most renowned and luxurious avenues in the world, originally surrounded by vineyards and vegetable gardens.
The street is more commonly known by the abbreviated name, Via Veneto. It's full name stems from the Battle of Vittorio Veneto, a conflict lasting approximately a week during October and November of 1918, during the Italian campaign of WWI. The campaign's ending Italian victory signaled the end of fighting on the Italian front. The battle's namesake street is one of Rome's most famous conduits. Much of this fame is due to the nineteen sixties film La Dolce Vita, by Federico Fellini. The widespread popularity of the film, which prominently featured the Vittorio Veneto area of Rome, turned public attention to the street in such a way that it is still one of Rome's most upscale and sought-after locations. Characterized by highly expensive real estate, Vittorio Veneto is known for many famous celebrity haunts, as well as the acclaimed Harry's Bar and Cafe de Paris.
Via Vittorio Veneto (Via Veneto)
00187, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Ludovisi (Via Veneto) (Roma centro)
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