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The City Centre Via Veneto Guide: Spend Less, Do More

Welcome to City Centre Via Veneto

Via-veneto-Fontana-della-ApiTake a trip to Rome and you will see why it's called the "Eternal City". Rome is a popular destination for any history buff. And, there are historical sites all over the city, so you will never be far from the days of Ancient Rome. Via Veneto, in the Barberini area of the city, is a stylish and famous street known for its part in Fellini’s 1960s classic film La Dolce Vita, and is known for its smart restaurants and hotels, well-heeled residents, and fabulous boutiques.

Accommodation in the Via Veneto area varies. Some hotels can be pricey but by searching for smaller or more boutique hotels off the main tourist streets it is possible to find good and cheap Via Veneto hotels available for decent prices, especially if bookings are made in advance. This is a lovely setting for visitors to Italy’s capital city, away from the tourist throngs but still within walking distance of many beautiful sights and landmarks. 

Top 3 things in City Centre Via Veneto, Rome 

  1. Take an afternoon to wander through the galleries at Museo e Galleria Borghese, named after Cardinal Scipione Borghese, one of the most merciless art collectors of his time. His ruthlessness resulted in the acquisition of one of the most impressive collections in the world. You'll find treasures from the baroque and Renaissance periods, as well as some beautiful examples of neoclassical architecture. Tours must be pre-booked, so be sure to plan ahead.
  2. At the Piazza Barberini is the Fontana delle Api (Fountain of the Bees), a beautiful fountain by master sculptor Bernini complete with the family crest of the powerful Bernini family.
  3. On Via Veneto itself there is the beautiful Palazzo Margherita, one of many lovely palaces gracing this exclusive area and now the American Embassy. For a touch of the macabre, visit the church of Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini with its dramatic crypt, or ossuary, decorated with the bones of Capuchin monks buried here between the 16th and 19th centuries. 

Eating

The Via Veneto is a superb spot for people watching with a coffee or glass of wine. The street itself contains many exclusive restaurants, but head to the side streets to find bargains and authentic Roman restaurants. Try Tuna, a huge fish emporium for and fresh fish and exotic delicacies such as sea urchin and octopus. Nearby on Via Sicilia is Lo Stil Novo, with its exceptional food and ambience. To walk in the footsteps of Fellini, Hemingway and other celebrated stars, push the boat out and dine at La Terrazza dell'Hotel Eden, a seriously elegant affair with superb fine dining.

Where to stay: City Centre Via Veneto, Rome hotels

As one of the largest and most visited cities in Europe, you're spoilt for choice when looking for great hotels in Rome. Via Veneto may once have been the preserve of high society, and still has many expensive and luxury hotels, but affordable Rome city centre Via Veneto accommodation of exceptional quality and charm can be found within this stylish district. Cheap hotels in Rome city centre Via Veneto may be some of the larger hotel chains or smaller and more intimate pensioni, and searching out of season should guarantee cheaper hotel accommodation in this lovely part of Rome.

Your Cheaperthanhotels Team

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