Rome Via Veneto area

Visiting Rome for your next vacation and looking for some great shopping streets? Via Veneto is certainly one of them! There’s also plenty of other things to do and see around this location, after you’ve finished your retail therapy for the day. Here’s a few tips and ideas about attractions in Via Veneto area that you will probably like to check out:

First let’s talk a bit more about Via Veneto, which is one of the most expensive streets in Rome featuring many fancy hotels, shops and cafes. Did you know that Federico Fellini’s classic 1960 film La Dolce Vita was shot here in this very street? Admire the shops, have a coffee in Cafe Paris or go for a drink in the famous Harry’s Bar when you’re here.

If you wish to explore some of Rome’s history then we suggest you head to the Capuchin Crypt – one of the city’s strangest attractions. You can find this crypt under the Santa Maria della Concezione dei Capuccini church and it’s not for the faint of heart: many small chapels containing skeletal remains from Capuchin friars that died between 1528 and 1870, displayed in decorative patterns and motifs – nailed to the walls and even hanging from the ceiling.

Get to know Via Veneto area in Rome

A well-recommended attraction in the Eternal City that is ideal for the average tourist is the Trevi Fountain. Located only 760 meters south west from the busy Via Veneto area you will find this monumental landmark that every first time visitor of Rome should see. If you’ve seen the movie “Roman Holiday” with Audrey Hepburn then you might recognize that some movie scenes were filmed here. You will probably notice during your vacation that this city has countless fountains – however the Trevi Fountain with Neptune, the god of the sea, in its center, is certainly the most impressive and most famous one of all. It will be very hard to miss it as it covers the majority of Trevi Square. According to the legend, if you throw a coin in the water, you will some day return to Rome…

If you walk about 200 meters to the west from Via Veneto you will find another delightful street with plenty of shops and cafes – Via del Corso. This street is packed with considerably expensive shops including brands like Benetton, Swarovski, and Timberland.

From there, you can take a short walk (about 600 meters) to the always busy Spanish Steps at Piazza di Spagna. Climb the 137 steps to be led to the twin-towered church: Church of Santa Trinita dei Monti. From the top of the Spanish Steps you can get a wonderful view of the surrounding city – a great spot to take a picture or to just sit and soak up the atmosphere.

Watch our Rome video guides to get more information about Piazza di Spagna, Via Veneto, the Trevi Fountain and many more top attractions and discover how to plan your visit to this magnificent city in the best possible way!

Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Walking Tour including Sistine Chapel, Raphael's Rooms and St Peter's

Visit the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica on this must-do Vatican walking tour, in a group of no more than 20 people! With some 12,000 rooms spanning nearly 4,000 years of history, the Vatican’s magnificent museum complex can be overwhelming, so let an expert guide introduce you to its defining highlights on this 3-hour tour. Visit Raphael’s Rooms, Gallery of the Maps and more, and then step inside the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s fresco ‘The Creation of Adam.’ Finish with a St Peter’s Basilica tour and hear the secrets of the holiest place in Christendom. Choose from four different start times or upgrade to a small-group tour (12 people maximum). Skip the long lines for St. Peter’s Basilica with special access directly from the Sistine Chapel.

Due to a new Vatican partnership, this tour provides VIP access through a reserved door, allowing you to skip all the lines – even the priority lines.

USD 70.65$

Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

Leave the crowds behind and head straight inside the Colosseum with your skip-the-line entrance ticket! In a group of no more than 25 people, explore the first and second tiers of this A-list attraction with a guide, learning about the gladiators who competed in the Colosseum’s gory gladiatorial games. Finish with a tour of the Roman Forum in Ancient Rome and admire incredible ruins, like the Temple of Julius Caesar.

If you want to see the Colosseum Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier, then upgrade! – These areas that are either newly opened or normally off-limits.

USD 60.22$

Viator VIP: Sistine Chapel Private Viewing and Small-Group Tour of the Vatican's Secret Rooms

See the Vatican as VIPs do – with this once-in-a-lifetime private Sistine Chapel viewing and tour of the Vatican Museum's secret rooms. This exclusive gives you unprecedented VIP access to the magnificent rooms that are usually off-limits to the public, allowing you to see a side of the Vatican that most never will. Be awed by secret rooms like the Niccoline Chapel and the Room of Gold, and see sights like Raphael’s Rooms.

Due to a new Vatican partnership, this tour provides VIP access through a reserved door, allowing you to skip all the lines – even the priority lines. End your tour with an after-hours private viewing of the Sistine Chapel, empty except for your group (average 15 people) and guide. Michelangelo's fresco in the Sistine Chapel – including The Creation of Adam – is considered the most influential fresco in the history of Western art. See it with no crowds, linger over every detail, and earn one-of-a-kind bragging rights for the rest of your life!

USD 382.19$

Pompeii Day Trip from Rome

Hike up Mount Vesuvius and then explore the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii on a must-do day trip from Rome! Going at a steady pace, the hike includes a walk on the ridge of Italy’s famously feisty volcano, allowing incredible views down into the crater itself. After a pizza lunch in Naples, head to Pompeii to see the havoc that Mount Vesuvius reaped on it in AD 79. Tour the UNESCO-listed excavations, seeing fossils and well-preserved ruins while hearing the horrors that befell this intriguing ancient city.

Mount Vesuvius is inaccessible from November 1, till March 8. During these months, your volcano hike is replaced with a tour of the National Archeological Museum of Pompeii.

USD 155.19$

Capri Day Trip from Rome

Visit the chic island of Capri on a day trip from Rome, led by an expert local guide! After traveling from Rome to Naples, cross over to the gorgeous island to see its highlights. Hop aboard a boat to the Blue Grotto if you wish, and enjoy a relaxing lunch in the hilltop village of Anacapri. Explore Capri’s main town at leisure, and then leave the island for your journey back to Rome.

USD 149.63$