Check out this site for information on locations from the 2014 Oscar Winner – Best Foreign Language Film “La Grande Bellezza”
When my daughter and I visited Rome in 2007, we lucked out by staying in a small boutique hotel on Via Margutta (Hotel Forte – http://www.hotelforte.com/en/foto.html). Our hotel was reasonably priced (around the corner from the Spanish Steps), and luckily it was on this quiet, lovely street. Here is another hotel to consider staying at on the same street – although this one is funky and fun!!
Rome is cracking down on people eating food on the Spanish Steps and other major monuments and now limiting cafe seating. I think this will help with congestion and overcrowding in some areas.
Great website for ideas about what NOT to do…
You never know who we will meet in Italy!