Hotels near Via Veneto are very popular and this can increase the price, but that doesn’t mean a Via Veneto hotel should be beyond your budget. Caprice Hotel, for instance, is a charming 3-star accommodation, offering an intimate and refined atmosphere without charging the earth.
Once the hottest location in Rome, the Via Veneto of Fellini films is no longer in existence. Movie stars and their entourages may still stay at the Excelsior Hotel near the top, but they spend their time on other roads in Rome these days. However, the road still holds quite a bit of charm. Start at the Piazza Barberini at the bottom of the road. Here you'll find two fountains by Barberini. The Fountain of the Bees, at the corner of Via Veneto, is a symbol of the Barberini family. In the piazza itself, you'll see Bernini's Triton Fountain. Now begin to explore Via Veneto itself. Stretching upwards from the Piazza Barberini to the Villa Borghese area at the top, you'll pass by lovely palazzos, shops and cafes that still line the road.
If you simply must travel in style, try booking a room in Domus Via Veneto. This hotel is just a few steps away from the famous street, and all rooms are located on the 4th floor of an elegant, historic building. Another high-end accommodation is Hotel Cosmopolita, a 4-star establishment, perfect for leisure and business trips, with a beautiful restaurant serving enticing Italian cuisine.
Starting at the bottom of Via Veneto, the world famous Caffe de Paris is still present, though the clientele is more likely to be tourists than celebrities. Heading upwards, you'll find Rome's Hardrock Café about half way up on the left, where you can add to your t-shirt collection or have some very non-Italian food. Continue to climb the gently curving road and you'll come to a number of international embassies at the top. If you're tired from the climb, turn left and look for the entrance to Villa Borghese where you can rest in beautiful surroundings.