For quite some time, Federico Fellini has been one of my favourite directors and his film La Dolce Vita may be my all-time favourite.
Every time I see a Fellini movie it leaves me worried that such great film making geniuses may no longer exist in this world.
Before becoming a blogger extraordinaire I used to be in a touring band and when our tour finally rolled into Rome I made a slightly diva like demand that we had to find a Hotel on Via Veneto, the main location of La Dolce Vita. I made it clear no other luxury hotel in Rome would do, it had to be on Via Veneto.
Via Veneto is not quite the same place as it was in the 60’s, but some of the famous locations like Harry’s Bar and Café de Paris still exist and this video I found on youtube does a good job of creating that Fellini experience of Via Veneto:
I was only in Rome for a very short period of time, one day to be exact. I wrote a post over on squidoo explaining all the things I managed to see in Rome in a day.
I did manage to get to the Trevi Fountain which also features famously in La Dolce Vita. I was very tempted to start walking around in it with a stray cat, but I thought I might be put in jail, so I gave it a miss.
Anyway, if you haven’t seen La Dolce Vita watch it and if you ever find yourself in Rome you have to visit Via Veneto.