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Via Margutta made famous by Audrey Hepburn

By Philippa Burne, UK, August 2011

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Roman Holiday did not only make Audrey Hepburn a star, it also shot a small back street in Rome to prominence. Via Margutta was the location of the flat (number 51) occupied by Gregory Peck’s character, Joe Bradley, where many of the couple’s scenes were filmed.

If you’re a fan of the film, you’ll often find the gate to the courtyard open and you can go in and see the steps up to the apartment and the arbor and the little balcony from where the landlady watched them. The street basically runs between the Spanish Steps and the Piazza del Popolo although you need to negotiate a few twists and turns and alleyways to find it. Once an area of Rome occupied by low-rent paying artisans (during the Renaissance and since), the area is now known for its famous creative residents and high-end art galleries.

Editor's Note: This recommendation was taken from our Rome Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Rome. Photo courtesy of Stephen Sommerhalter via Wikimedia Commons.

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