Police Seize La Dolce Vita Cafe For Mafia Ties
The Italian cafe made famous in FEDERICO FELLINI's classic film LA DOLCE VITA has been seized by police investigating mafia ties.
Authorities in Rome police have taken control of $284 million (GBP189.3 million) in assets and businesses including upscale eatery Via Veneto, the restaurant immortalised by the director's 1960 movie, allegedly linked to the 'ndrangheta crime syndicate.
According to anti-mafia officials, the gang - based in the southern Calabria region - have acquired up real estate in high-rent Rome neighbourhoods.
Twelve other restaurants were impounded, in addition to apartments and luxury cars.