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I Love Roma - guida della città - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

The alternative tourism video starts by showing some of Rome's iconic sites, but will focus on less well-known quarters, such as the Salario-Trieste neighborhood in north Rome.

I Love Roma - guida della città - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Rome's Coppedè Quarter is the focus of the segment. Its eclectic style is difficult to characterize, but the narrator talks of the liberty style, which stems from the Liberty department store in London. In English, we know this style by the French term, Art Nouveau.

I Love Roma - guida della città - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The segment shows us some interiors in Coppedè's dream-inspired complex.

I Love Roma - guida della città - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

More dreamy interiors of the Coppedè complex and an introduction to the Keats–Shelley House in Piazza di Spagna.

I Love Roma - guida della città - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The segment touches on Byron and Shelley, but is mostly about Keats and his time in Rome. It also includes part of a beautiful love letter to Fanny Brawne. The narrator speaks of Keats living on the second floor. The Italian way of counting stories is to call the first floor, the ground floor, and the numbering starts above.

I Love Roma - guida della città - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The narrator reads some moving passages from the letters of John Keats and Fanny Brawne. Giacomo Leopardi, the Italian poet and near contemporary to Keats and Shelley, also lived in Piazza di Spagna.

I Love Roma - guida della città - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

We visit the cemetery where the English poets are buried, and learn about the relationship between the Tiber River and the city of Rome.

I Love Roma - guida della città - Part 8

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Rome's many bridges are the focus of this video, including the Ponte Rotto, which dates back to ancient Rome. Only part of the Ponte Rotto is still standing and this is why it is called rotto or broken. Rivers are masculine in Italian, and ancient Roman statues portray River Gods as recumbent elderly men with long beards.

I Love Roma - guida della città - Part 9

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The tour draws to a close in Rome's rougher neighborhoods, those that were particularly fascinating to poet and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini.

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