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.
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