Via Veneto

The Via Vittorio Veneto is one of the famous arteries of Rome that extends from Piazza Barberini to Porta Pinciana near the Villa Borghese.
It was designed in the late 19th century, and dedicated to the Battle of Vittorio Veneto I, an Italian victory at the end of World War I against Austria-Hungary.
During the 1950s and 1960s, it was one of the centers of Roman social life with its cafés (such as the Café de Paris or Harry’s Bar) and its prestigious hotels. Today it is still a “chic” artery of the city.
It owes part of its notoriety thanks to Fellini’s film La Dolce Vità which filmed several scenes there.

In Via Veneto, we find the singular church of Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini (known as the Chiesa dei Cappuccini). It is famous for its crypt decorated with the bones of Capuchin monks (paid visit).
Down the street, near Piazza Barberini, the curious bee fountain in the middle of the sidewalk was imagined by Bernini in the 17th century.

The smallest Roman fountain, the dog fountain, is intended for our four-legged friends. At ground level, it’s easy to pass by without seeing it. This is another extravaganza of this street where stars, luxury hotels, bars, and nightclubs meet. It is said that the creator of this fountain is the bartender of the Gui Bar of the Ambasciatori Hotel. At the bottom of a travertine niche, a small basin collects the water. At the top, a relief is carved with a dog’s head standing on its front legs and the abbreviation ABC in reference to the hotel bar. It would have been created to satisfy the needs of a bar customer, a certain Mr Charlie, who frequented the place with his two large dogs.

Today many new hotels revamp the street. Welcome to Rome