Category Archives: Roman Holiday

Arch of Septimius Severus

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Santi Luca e Martina, Via della Curia, 4, 00184. Rome, Italy

Peck stumbles upon Hepburn lying on a wall just in front of the Arch of  Septimus Severus, a fitting back drop of the Roman forum with the Arch of Septimus Serverus showcasing all its beauty in the background. The location is set in front of the Santi Luca e Martina, Via della Curia, 4, 00184.


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G Rocca

Cremeria Monteforterh11
Via della Rotonda 22
Rome

G Rocca, where Peck and Hepburn sit down to champagne is set in the shadow of the wonderful Pantheon. Although the cafe no longer exists, I’m sure that if Roman Holiday was filmed now both would have ordered a gelato at this wonderful parlor which would have been where both sat down to their champagne.

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Spanish Steps

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00187 Rome, Italy (Campo Marzio)

Hepburn sits on the Spanish Steps just in front of Trinità dei Monti church and enjoys the gelato whilst looking down onto the Piazza di Spagna below.

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Mouth of Truth

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Piazza della Bocca della Verità, 18, Rome
Tel: 39 06 678 7759

The Mouth of Truth (La Bocca della Verità) dates from the time of Hadrians Wall in the portico of the Paleochristian church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin. One of the most memorable scenes from Roman Holiday is where Peck terrified Hepburn, he challenges the mask by putting his hand inside its mouth.  The legend associated with the mask since ancient times states:  If a liar puts his/her hand inside its mouth, they will lose it. Today, you will find yourself queueing in a line to undertake this ritual.

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Trevi Fountain

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Piazza Di Trevi
Rome, Italy
T: +39 06 0608
E:turismoroma.it
Peck gives away his melon to children playing in and around the fountain, he then waits on the forefront of the Trevi Fountain whilst Hepburn gets a trim.
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Vespa around Rome

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Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Rome, Italy
Peck and Hepburn visit Colosseum Amphitheatre
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Peck and Hepburn race around the Piazza Venezia taking in the views of the  Palace (Palazzo Venezia).
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As Peck and Hepburn get released from the poliza station the couple end their site-seeing at the Piazza della Bocca della Verità, 18, Rome.
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Joe Bradley’s apartment Via Margutta 51

rh4Joe Bradley’s (Gregory Peck) apartment is situated within Via Margutta 51, Rome. Close to the Spanish Steps, the area is known as the artist’s retreat with Fellini, Puccini and Picasso linked to it. Having set up a meeting with Cineroma prior to my adventures, a production company based in Rome, I walked along the beautiful cobble stoned walkways and

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popped my head into a doorway of an artist gallery, where voices were heard coming from within the darkened room. I shouted “scuzi” –  and heard a dog barking – that bark getting louder and louder! I ran out onto the sun backed path thinking this is going to be bad, that was until a small Yorkshire terrier followed closely by its owner pointed me in the right direction of Cineroma!! When I met my email pal, we discussed how easy it is to set up a shoot in Rome compared to London.

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I was shown a ladder that allowed one to climb up onto the roof terrace, I climbed up a short wooden ladder to the terrace which showcased the roof terraces that were used for the shots outside of Joe’s flat.

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Evening Dance on the Barge

With the perfect background of Castel Sant’Angelo peck and Hepburn set to dance on the side of the river Fiume Tèvere, rh12
Although the evening ended with a brawl, Peck and Hepburn become more acquainted.

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Sala Grande Galleria

Galleria Colonnarh10
Piazza dei Santi Apostoli, 66 Roma
T: +39 06 6784350
W: http://www.galleriacolonna.it
E: info@galleriacolonna.it

Peck looks on whilst his destiny chooses her life of a princess over the love of her life 😦

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