Roman Holiday, 1953
Starring: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn
Director: William Wyler
Ann, the young crown princess of an unspecified country, visits Rome during a tour through Europe. Bored of the never-ending protocolary duties she pulled out one night from the Palazzo and fell asleep on a park bench.
There she got picked up by the American reporter Joe Bradley, who carried her to his tiny apartment in the Via Margutta. The next day he realized who she really was after all the press receptions got cancelled.
For a whole day Joe took Ann through the Rome of the 50s. The path through Rome led Ann and Joe to the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin as well as the famous stone mask the “Mouth of Truth”. According to a legend, the stone mask bites every liar’s hand off when putting it in the mouth ….
This tour takes us to the well-known places from the movie, which are explained with pictures from the film. Everyone who is a good walker and has some time can join this guided tour by foot, otherwise a Vespa or limousine offers a comfortable way of getting from one place to the other.
Rome has provided the backdrop for more films than almost any other city. William Wyler’s Roman Holiday, with its unforgettable performances from Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in the starring roles, has become an icon of liberated, carefree tourism in Rome .
- The tour takes you round the main locations:
- Via Margutta
- Spanish Steps
- Via Condotti
- Barberini Palace
- Mouth of Truth
- Saint Angel’s Castle
- Trevi Fountain
- Roman Forum
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