Who hasn't seen the film, Roman Holiday? Who hasn't wanted to play the role of Audrey Hepburn as Princess Anne, to cut your hair and run away from all your royal duties and zip through the streets of Rome on a Vespa, between the Colosseum and Via Margutta.
If you stay at B&B Gli Artisti you can follow the same route on a Vespa, renting at Rent Scooter, on Via Germanico, 38 practically under our place. Their hours are 9:30-8pm and the cost to rent a Vespa 50cc is 60,00 euro with a discount if you also rent the next day . The number to call is
389 8969003 or 349 5334151.
The route begins on Via delle 4 Fontane ( the street of 4 fountains) with the escape of the young Princess. From there, she arrives at the Roman Forum. Tired from the all the stress, she stops to rest and falls asleep , where a journalist, Joe Bradley, finds her. ( Gregory Peck) . Believing she is drunk, he doesn't have the courage to leave there in the middle of the street, so he brings her to his house on Via Margutta.
You can duplicate this route, retracing all the places in the film, seated comfortably on your Vespa. Continuing on this path, we take the road that leads us to Fontana di Trevi, The Trevi Fountain. In the outdoor markets near the fountain, she buys a pair of shoes and she cuts her hair in a shop on Via della Stampiera 85. On the stairway of Trinita dei Monti, at the Spanish Steps, is where the meeting between Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck happened, where she confesses to him that she ran away from boarding school and the journalist suggests that she prolongs her holiday and goes sightseeing in Rome
At the Piazza di Pantheon, she meets a photographer who is a friend of Gregory Peck while at the Colosseum the real escape takes place on the Vespa! With both of them on the Vespa,they pass in front of the Bocca della Verita ( the mouth of truth) and Piazza Venezia, finishing the evening at Castel Sant' Angelo, more or less in the vicinity of our B&B. Do you think that was done on purpose?!