Top 20 Ludovisi, Rome vacation rentals & luxury serviced apartments
Immortalised forever as the location for Fellini's La Dolce Vita, the Via Veneto remains synonymous with the glamorous film stars who drank champagne on its epic curve in the 50s and 60s, as well as the frenzied buzz of the paparazzi who swarmed them. The Italian film industry faded as the 70s arrived, and the rich and famous moved on, so today the area is very different. Now every second building is either a nondescript hotel or an Embassy surrounded by security. That said, what the area lacks in glamour, it makes up for in convenience. Nearby Piazza Barberini has buses to take you all over town, and the Villa Borghese gardens are a short step away – the Bernini sculptures in the museum are a must-see. But there is also good stuff nearby – an unnerving display can be found in the tiny rooms of the Capuchin Crypt, where the ornate decorations are all made of bones, while some of Rome's best vegan and vegetarian food can be found at Fiore on Via Boncompagni, perfect if the Capuchin skeletons have put you off your prosciutto.