Top 10 Things To Visit On The Via Veneto In Rome

Photo of Alessandra Palmitesta
9 February 2017

The Via Veneto became famous as the hub of Roman social life in the 1950s and 1960s; celebrities came here to see and be seen, while luxury hotels and lively cafes sprang up along it. We pick the 10 best places to find La Dolce Vita on this historic street.

Fontana del Tritone, Piazza Barberini | © Rodney/Flickr

Café Doney

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Café Doney

For those who want to relive the magic and glamor of 1960s Italy, the historic Café Doney is the place to go. This Via Veneto café offers attentive service in an elegant environment. The interior of the restaurant has stylish decor with large sofas and colorful chairs, while the exterior comprises large tables out on the sidewalk of Via Veneto itself.

Café Doney, Via Vittorio Veneto, 137-141, Rome, Italy, +39 06 4708 2783

Girarrosto Fiorentino

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Girarrosto Fiorentino

When in Rome you might want to eat solely Roman dishes. But next to Via Veneto is a restaurant that prepares great Tuscan specialities with a Roman touch. Girarrosto Fiorentino is for those who appreciate good meat; from Florentine steak and châteaubriand to entrecôte and a refined selection of quality Chianina meats.

Girarrostro Fiorentino, 46 Via Sicilia, Rome, Italy, +39 06 4288 0660

Villa Borghese

Botanical Garden, Museum
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Villa Borghese Gardens
Villa Borghese Gardens | © Jean-Christiff Benoist/Wikicommons
The ideal end of a walk in Via Veneto is the Villa Borghese. This is the third largest public park in Rome and has nine entrances from the center of the city. The beautiful gardens are tiered up the hill and contain a number of buildings, fountains, small lakes, ancient trees, museums and attractions.