Michele’s guidebook

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A Tour With Audrey in Enchanted Rome. The Iconic image of Audrey Hepburn riding a Vespa is ingrained in our collective memories. The Film Roman Holiday for which our charming B&B was named was filmed throughout Rome and was released in 1953. It was nominated for eight U.S. Academy Awards and won three—Audrey Hepburn for best actress as well as writing and costume design awards. The plot is irresistible and the fact that the movie was filmed entirely in Rome has made it one of the classic films of all times and one that crosses cultures and languages. If you haven’t seen the film, then we don’t want to ruin the plot for you, but we will suggest that you see the sights that are featured in the movie. We can plan a Roman Holiday tour for you with a tour guide or set you off on your own with maps and a guide. Some of the locations and things to do while you are there: Start with grabbing some gelato and renting vespas and see the sights the way Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck did in the memorable scene in the film we have shown (above). Alternatively, go to Trastevere and have the best ice cream in town at #Otaleg—you’ll still be in that Italian gelato mood portrayed in the movie. -Put Your hand in the Mouth of Truth, Piazza Bocca della Verità, Church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin. As the legend goes, if you lie whilst having your hand within the Mouth, well, you are going to lose it. It is firmly believed that if you Throw a Coin in The Trevi Fountain it guarantees that you will come back to Rome again. It’s also a fun place to visit and meet other tourists. So go and toss one or more coins in. Be mindful of pickpocketers. Shop the renowned boutiques and stores of Piazza di Spagna. If you are in a shopping mood, look up the Pantheon area for places like #DegliEffetti (one store for women and one for men). Take in the wonder of the ancient Collosseum. It used to be covered with marble. All of the precious stone slabs were pillered by Popes and by part of the noble class in the old days. -Audry, in the movie, had cappucino or espresso with Pastry Caffè Rocca, Piazza della Rotonda (Pantheon). The place closed up since then. I suggest that you go to #Giolitti, Via degli Uffici del Vicario, or to #Sant’Eustachio, behind the Pantheon. -Walk to Trinità dei Monti and the famous Spanish Steps—the Spanish embassy is right there. If you want to avoid the multitude of tourists cramming the square, you could try going there early in the morning (even better if it’s a weekend). If you want to sip some tea, go to #Babington’sTeaRoom, on the left of the steps. In case you are sort of a glove fetishist, in the square there is a good store offering a good variety of women’s gloves. -Walk toward the Quirinale (the Italian White House: it used to host the royal family before we showed them the foot) and to Palazzo Colonna. The Palazzo has a beautiful garden and a precious collection of paintings. -Go back toward Piazza Venezia. The square has a famous monument built at the beginning of the 20th C. Most important, you’ll find a nice church with a patio with a garden (monument on your back, it’s in front of you, on the left, hidden behind trees). Really most important, from the Piazza you have access to the Roman Fori—you can spend an afternoon there, if you like it. Last, walk up the large stairs designed by Leonardo to Piazza del Campidoglio, where city hall is located. It’s a beautiful square, also designed by Leonardo. On your right you have the Musei Capitolini, where you can find great art and remarkably few visitors. -Now you head toward the Tiber: it’s late afternoon and you may want to enjoy the light of the sunset over the river. From the Campidoglio, you walk leaving behind you Piazza Venezia: it’s a small path crossing a garden. This will lead you in Via San Teodoro, one of the most charming streets in Rome, overlooking the Fori. You go right and walk toward the Tiber. -You may want to go the Tiberina Island, a quaint and peaceful spot, and then cross the street to Trastevere. -The next day, you should visit the ancient Pope’s hideout: Castel S. Angelo. The Pope used to take arbor in this castle when foreign armies (“barbarians”) were visiting Rome. Indeed, there’s an escape way linking the Vatican to the castle. This castle has a street-level entrance where you can see its Roman-era structure. This was Hadrian’s Mausoleum. It’s a building I particularly like: it is unique because it is made as a large single tower. On top of the castle there’s a terrace: indulge and enjoy a great view of the city. Take it easy, and look at the overpass linking the castle to the Vatican. Imagine the Pope running from the Vatican to take refuge in the castle. It happened, and you’re just a few steps away from all of that. On top of the castle there’s a terrace: indulge and enjoy a great view of the city. Take it easy, and look at the overpass linking the castle to the Vatican. Imagine the Pope running from the Vatican to take refuge in the castle. It happened, and you’re just a few steps away from it all. You are a bit tired, happy, and you look forward to a nice evening. In case you have an iPad or a PC with you, download Roman Holiday, the movie, and relax. You are going to enjoy it.
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A Tour With Audrey in Enchanted Rome. The Iconic image of Audrey Hepburn riding a Vespa is ingrained in our collective memories. The Film Roman Holiday for which our charming B&B was named was filmed throughout Rome and was released in 1953. It was nominated for eight U.S. Academy Awards and won three—Audrey Hepburn for best actress as well as writing and costume design awards. The plot is irresistible and the fact that the movie was filmed entirely in Rome has made it one of the classic films of all times and one that crosses cultures and languages. If you haven’t seen the film, then we don’t want to ruin the plot for you, but we will suggest that you see the sights that are featured in the movie. We can plan a Roman Holiday tour for you with a tour guide or set you off on your own with maps and a guide. Some of the locations and things to do while you are there: Start with grabbing some gelato and renting vespas and see the sights the way Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck did in the memorable scene in the film we have shown (above). Alternatively, go to Trastevere and have the best ice cream in town at #Otaleg—you’ll still be in that Italian gelato mood portrayed in the movie. -Put Your hand in the Mouth of Truth, Piazza Bocca della Verità, Church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin. As the legend goes, if you lie whilst having your hand within the Mouth, well, you are going to lose it. It is firmly believed that if you Throw a Coin in The Trevi Fountain it guarantees that you will come back to Rome again. It’s also a fun place to visit and meet other tourists. So go and toss one or more coins in. Be mindful of pickpocketers. Shop the renowned boutiques and stores of Piazza di Spagna. If you are in a shopping mood, look up the Pantheon area for places like #DegliEffetti (one store for women and one for men). Take in the wonder of the ancient Collosseum. It used to be covered with marble. All of the precious stone slabs were pillered by Popes and by part of the noble class in the old days. -Audry, in the movie, had cappucino or espresso with Pastry Caffè Rocca, Piazza della Rotonda (Pantheon). The place closed up since then. I suggest that you go to #Giolitti, Via degli Uffici del Vicario, or to #Sant’Eustachio, behind the Pantheon. -Walk to Trinità dei Monti and the famous Spanish Steps—the Spanish embassy is right there. If you want to avoid the multitude of tourists cramming the square, you could try going there early in the morning (even better if it’s a weekend). If you want to sip some tea, go to #Babington’sTeaRoom, on the left of the steps. In case you are sort of a glove fetishist, in the square there is a good store offering a good variety of women’s gloves. -Walk toward the Quirinale (the Italian White House: it used to host the royal family before we showed them the foot) and to Palazzo Colonna. The Palazzo has a beautiful garden and a precious collection of paintings. -Go back toward Piazza Venezia. The square has a famous monument built at the beginning of the 20th C. Most important, you’ll find a nice church with a patio with a garden (monument on your back, it’s in front of you, on the left, hidden behind trees). Really most important, from the Piazza you have access to the Roman Fori—you can spend an afternoon there, if you like it. Last, walk up the large stairs designed by Leonardo to Piazza del Campidoglio, where city hall is located. It’s a beautiful square, also designed by Leonardo. On your right you have the Musei Capitolini, where you can find great art and remarkably few visitors. -Now you head toward the Tiber: it’s late afternoon and you may want to enjoy the light of the sunset over the river. From the Campidoglio, you walk leaving behind you Piazza Venezia: it’s a small path crossing a garden. This will lead you in Via San Teodoro, one of the most charming streets in Rome, overlooking the Fori. You go right and walk toward the Tiber. -You may want to go the Tiberina Island, a quaint and peaceful spot, and then cross the street to Trastevere. -The next day, you should visit the ancient Pope’s hideout: Castel S. Angelo. The Pope used to take arbor in this castle when foreign armies (“barbarians”) were visiting Rome. Indeed, there’s an escape way linking the Vatican to the castle. This castle has a street-level entrance where you can see its Roman-era structure. This was Hadrian’s Mausoleum. It’s a building I particularly like: it is unique because it is made as a large single tower. On top of the castle there’s a terrace: indulge and enjoy a great view of the city. Take it easy, and look at the overpass linking the castle to the Vatican. Imagine the Pope running from the Vatican to take refuge in the castle. It happened, and you’re just a few steps away from all of that. On top of the castle there’s a terrace: indulge and enjoy a great view of the city. Take it easy, and look at the overpass linking the castle to the Vatican. Imagine the Pope running from the Vatican to take refuge in the castle. It happened, and you’re just a few steps away from it all. You are a bit tired, happy, and you look forward to a nice evening. In case you have an iPad or a PC with you, download Roman Holiday, the movie, and relax. You are going to enjoy it.

Food scene

It's been an open-air market for centuries. Close to Piazza Farnese, and Piazza Navona. 300 meters away from Roman Holiday Residenza.
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Campo de' Fiori
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It's been an open-air market for centuries. Close to Piazza Farnese, and Piazza Navona. 300 meters away from Roman Holiday Residenza.

Sightseeing

One of the most beautiful squares in the world. Surrounded by interesting streets with antique dealers and good restaurants (sometimes pricey, though).
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Piazza Navona
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One of the most beautiful squares in the world. Surrounded by interesting streets with antique dealers and good restaurants (sometimes pricey, though).
Old Rome was here. Imagine what it was like walking around Rome 2000 years ago. Don't forget the Palatine hill, its museum and a great villa located nearby that was once owned by a Scottsman who loved Rome.
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Fori Imperiali
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Old Rome was here. Imagine what it was like walking around Rome 2000 years ago. Don't forget the Palatine hill, its museum and a great villa located nearby that was once owned by a Scottsman who loved Rome.