Experience Rome like a movie: Ride a Vespa in the Italian Capital

A brief tour of the Capital in Vespa

When talking about The Great Beauty, Rome immediately comes to mind.

The Eternal City has been celebrated by hundreds of international films, portrayed by dozens of directors, hailed by awards and recognized for its incredible magnificence. Rome is city that deserves a lifetime to be truly discovered.

After the article on living in Tuscany, we have another suggestion for you: Experience Rome like a movie!

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Experience Rome like a movie: three millennia of history

Rome is so large and full of monuments, museums, squares, churches, streets, ruins, parks, fountains, etc., that it can never be fully known. Rome’s three millennia of history are certainly easier to discover by living there, rather than visiting it on vacation.

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Experience Rome like a movie: rent a Vespa .

Whether you decide to go there to live, or instead plan to have a wonderful “Roman Holiday,” the best way to discover the capital of Italy is to rent a Vespa.

Whiz through its streets, just like Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn in the unforgettable film directed by William Wyler in 1953.

Experience Rome like a movie

A brief tour of the Capital in Vespa

Experience Rome like a movie: the Colosseum.

From north to south, and east to west, you will be ecstatic as you cruise along the streets of history. Pass by the Via dei Fori Imperiali, where the first metropolis in human history was founded.

Eventually, you will find yourself in the shadow of the Colosseum, symbol of Italy and the largest amphitheater in the world, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and also listed among the New Seven Wonders of the World.

A little further on, after the majestic Arch of Constantine, lies the Circus Maximus. An impressive 600 meters long and 140 meters wide, it is still considered the largest structure for performances built by man.

Experience Rome like a movie: from Piazza Venezia to Piazza Navona.

Next pass by Piazza Venezia, where you will be dazzled by the pure white color of the Vittoriano, National Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II and symbol of the Italian Risorgimento.

From here, enter the heart of Rome, and navigate the cobblestone streets of the old city where you can find the magnificent Pantheon, the temple of all the gods, and the great Piazza Navona, a symbol of Baroque Rome. In this gorgeous piazza, two of the greatest architects of history, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and Francesco Borromini, have left their mark on Rome with the Fountain of the Four Rivers and in the church of Sant’Agnese in Agone.

Experience Rome like a movie: Montecitorio and Palazzo Madama.

Continuing your journey, pass by historic buildings like Montecitorio and Palazzo Madama, today the seat of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate of the Republic. You will eventually arrive at the famous Piazza di Spagna, where the romantic Spanish Steps leads up to the Church of Trinità dei Monti.

If you want to take a break for some of the most exclusive shopping opportunities in the world, you are in the right place: Via Condotti has it all, from important fashion brands to the most beautiful cafés in the capital.

Experience Rome like a movie: Fontana di Trevi.

Getting back on your Vespa, speed along another few hundred meters and you will find yourself at the gorgeous Trevi Fountain. It is one of the most famous fountains in the world thanks to the unforgettable scene of “La Dolce Vita” by Federico Fellini, in which the beautiful Anita Ekberg wades into the fountain and invites Marcello Mastroianni to do the same.

Experience Rome like a movie: the Vatican.

For a change, cross over the Tiber River, and move from the profane to the sacred as you pass the majestic Castel Sant’Angelo and glide along the solemn Via della Conciliazione, to reach the largest Basilica in the world: St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican.

The Basilica is the result of the best in human brilliance and ingenuity, as seen from the design of the extraordinary Colonnade of Bernini which surrounds the piazza, and by the priceless treasures of the Vatican Museums. Home to the Papacy, it is also gateway to the smallest sovereign state in the world, Vatican City.

For the most exclusive Made in Italy products, visit the Artisanal Cornucopia, a shop near the Piazza del Popolo that features stylish artisans from the Capital. Also unique to Rome are Elena Lera purses, Chroma violins, and the wonderful dresses by Camillo Bona.

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