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 50's and 60's, and the frenzied buzz of the paparazzi who swarmed them. The Italian film industry faded as the 70's arrived, and the rich and famous moved on, so today the area is very different. Now every second building is either a rather nondescript hotel or an Embassy surrounded by security. Saying that, 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, essential for the Museum with its feast of Bernini sculptures. 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 proscuitto.