There is a plaque on Via Veneto in honour of the film director Federico Fellini (1920-93), who made this elegant and winding avenue famous throughout the world in his movie La Dolce Vita (1960).
Via Veneto, which connects Piazza Barberini with Porta Pinciana, was opened in 1894. After the first world war its name changed to Via Vittoria Veneto, in memory of the eponymous battle between the Kingdom of Italy and Austro-Hungarian Empire.
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private walking tours of Rome.
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