La Dolce Vita Highlights

“Leaving the locale in high spirits, Sylvia (Anita Ekberg) moves through the streets of Rome with Marcello following her … when she see the Trevi Fountain, she climbs into it and begins her legendary dance”. This is the most famous scene in Fellini’s “La Dolce Vita” (The Sweet Life), which perfectly represents the spirit of 1960s Rome. In the sixties, Rome was the city of unbridled luxury, great actors, auteur films and extravagant parties.

With this tour we will take you to the heart of the Roman sweet life, from the inevitable Trevi Fountain, symbolic of those years, to the vestiges of the earlier “dolce vita”, that of papal scandals and past aristocrats. The Pamphili family is the symbol of seventeenth-century Rome, at the centre of some of the greatest scandals in the world, with its historic Palazzo, from which they directed their shady activities, like those of Olimpia Maidalchini, who brought cardinals and aristocrats alike the most beautiful courtesans in Rome. The only monument that still today, since 118 AD, watches over the scandals of the eternal city, plugging its ears, is the Pantheon, the oldest Christian church in the city.