Rome will always have a place in the history of cinema. Not only for being the origin of many famous actors, such as Alberto Sordi, Aldo Fabrizi, Anna Magnani, Gigi Proietti and Carlo Verdone, but also fot the amount of movies that have been filmed in the city. The cinema, for its part, has helped to increase the fame of Rome, showing an indefinite number of beautiful spots in the city, to the point that some of them became the most important symbol of the film: who does not remember the scene realized in Fontana di Trevi by Anita Ekberg in "La Dolce Vita" by Fellini, the Colosseum by Alberto Sordi in the film "An American in Rome" by Steno or Spanish Step haunted by Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in "Roman Holiday" by William Wyler?
This last famous film is the true celebration of the beauty of Rome. The first scene filmed in Rome is represented by the Roman residence of the princess set in the majestic Palazzo Barberini, with its imposing entrance on Via delle Quattro Fontane; the beginning of "Roman Holiday", on board a van, takes at Piazza of the Republic, where the princess falls down; the meeting with Gregory Peck takes place in the way of Consolation with the Arch of Septimius Severus behind; the taxi leads the two the apartment Margutta 51; during Ann's walk you can admire the Trevi Fountain (the barber shop where the princess is getting her hair cut is in the way of Printing House), the Spanish Steps and the Pantheon, where the two sit at the "Coffee Rocca" in via della Rotonda. Then they began the tour by Vespa, which will become the symbol of the film: we recognize Via del Teatro di Marcello (with the Monastery of the Oblates and the Vittoriano in the background), the Colosseum, Villa Medici, the church of Trinita dei Monti, Via Sistina (with the loggia of the Palazzo Zuccari), Piazza Venezia, Piazza del Gesù and Torre Argentina. The film follows the scene shot under the bridge Sant'Angelo: here the two, tracked by secret agents in search of the princess, escape by swimming towards bridge Vittorio Emanuele II. The final scene of the press conference of the princess is turned inside Palazzo Colonna, in the beautiful "Great Hall."