May 30, 2014

Roman Holiday


Joe Bradley: Where do you live?
Princess Ann: [mumbles drunkenly] ... Colosseum...
Joe Bradley: [to taxi driver] She lives in the Colosseum.
Cab Driver: Is wrong address! 


You should know that I absolutely adore Audrey Hepburn.  Few actresses can compare to her grace, poise, and gentle elegance.  I love all her movies, but one of my all-time favorites is Roman Holiday, in which she plays a runaway princess turned "rebel" alongside a (very young and attractive!) Gregory Peck.  As our trip to Italy draws closer, I will be finding time this weekend to pop in this classic film for some visual inspiration and to make sure I've not overlooked any sites that we must see while on our own Roman Holiday!

The itinerary for the Italian part of our trip is all but set.  Although not listed in the itinerary to the right, I will definitely be reenacting several scenes from the movie: placing my hand into the La Bocca della Verità (Mouth of Truth), nibbling some gelato on the Spanish Steps, and maybe nabbing a Vespa for a quick spin around the Colosseum!

I've looked forward to this trip for so long (two years, to be precise) that I almost can't bear to think about it any longer.  I just want it to be here right now!  We still need to make a few more arrangements and start ticking things off our final countdown list of things to do, but I'm too impatient to deal with the minutiae of the trip at the moment!

Maybe I'll rediscover my project manager attitude after a little bit of Audrey!

Have you ever seen Roman Holiday?  Do you "reenact" scenes from your favorite movies when you're at its filming location?

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