An ancient motto says that “Rome wasn’t built in a day”, so, if you are a tourist interested in discovering the most enchanting part of Rome and you have a little time to visit, you have to take at least two days.
Rome is a city famous not only for her ancient history, but also because through years has been used as a set for many famous movies.
One of the greatest is “Roman Holiday” 1953 film, starring by Gregory Peck as a reporter and Audrey Hepburn as a royal princess out to see Rome on her own.
Hepburn won an Academy Award for the Best Actress for her performance: the couple of actors in the most famous scene ride on a Vespa scooter around the city.
One of the best way to see the location in which the ride was shot is to take a segway accompanied by a professional tour’s guide: with a segway, you can explore the city in an ecological, quick and fun way! We recommend Segway Roma because they offer a wide choice of Segway tours in Rome center: a tour dedicated to the movie, for example, takes 3 hours starting from Piazza del Popolo and crossing Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and Roman Ghetto.
Discover the treasures of Rome outside the historic center
For the second day, we suggest exploring one of the most suggestive district out of the city center, that is called Garbatella: you can reach it taking B subway from Termini (Laurentina direction). Built in the communal spirit, Garbatella is made out of small, numbered, low-rise buildings, that surround even smaller communal gardens. The architectural features of the district give a distinct feeling of a village trapped within the city, and taking a walk through Garbatella is truly the best and the simplest way to experience it. You can also stop for an authentical roman meal in Ar Grottino Der Traslocatore (Largo delle Sette Chiese, 2), a restaurant built in an ancient cave in which you can taste most famous roman dishes like Amatriciana or Carbonara pasta, Saltimbocca alla Romana and Supplì for appetizer.
If you are interested in exploring both sides of Rome, the ancient and the innovative, we also suggest a trip to Centrale Montemartini Museum (via Ostiense 106, Ostiense metro station). As vast reconstruction works began on the existing Musei Capitolini, hundreds of ancient statues were moved to an old power plant on the west bank of the Tiber. To keep the sculptures accessible to the public throughout, an exhibition was created, The Machines and the Gods, a temporary display that has remained. Displaying ancient art in industrial surroundings, Centrale Montemartini is a signpost of the edgy, innovative thinking that is currently lifting Garbatella and its surrounding district out of obscurity.
Credits preview photo: Ulderico Torella via https://flic.kr/p/hSkA7h.