Rome independent film festival RIFF, the Rome Independent Film Festival,…
Italy and Rome in particular are often seen through the Dolce Vita, a way of life but also the very famous film by Federico Fellini released in 1960 that counters in a colorful fashion Rome in the sixties.
Our hero, Marcello Mastroianni plays a roman paparazzo, whose real dream is to become a writer. He is to pick up a famous movie star at the Ciampino airport, Anita Ekberg, and ends up showing her around the Eternal City at night.After a press conference and a wild night out between St Peter’s and the night club Caracalla’s and eventually a bath in the Trevi Fountain, and finally they get back to their central hotel where a furious boyfriend expects Sylvia (Anita Ekberg).
Marcello has a complicated lovelife himself and, tired of his shallow life he decides to try to find some peace and goes in the countryside near Terni and begins to write. But he is quickly sucked back to where belong the excesses of the high society, and after a night at a party in Fregene, the beach of Rome he seems to realize again he is unhappy. La Dolce Vita shows us the “far niente” of Via Veneto among the rich and famous. For the budget traveler our Via Veneto B&B Jonella is the ideal central hotel to book for your stay.