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    New Rome Attractions Feature History, Culture, and Car Chases

    While ancient ruins and sumptuous cuisine are always a top priority on any good tour of Italy's capital, an unlikely spectacle will storm through the streets of Rome in March and property owners are capitalizing on the opportunity to offer front row seats at a premium price.


    Feb 17, 2015

    Take a walk through the streets of Rome and you're likely to find some of the most stunning archaeological sites and architectural wonders you've ever seen. Stroll the narrow alleys peppered with traditional trattorias and cozy cafes or rent a car in Rome and cruise leisurely between one famous destination after another. A high speed car chase, on the other hand, may not be the best way to experience the Eternal City but you can bet it'll attract quite an audience when scheduled to take place this March along Via Nomentana.



    A Rare Chance to See a Car Chase in Rome

    Everyone loves a good action flick and movie enthusiasts around the globe are swooning over the opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the making of what is sure to be an upcoming blockbuster hit.

    Residents were skeptical when word first got out that the newest James Bond film, Spectre, was going to feature a car chase filmed in the historic Northeast quarter of Rome. With a scene that followed Bond's daring escape from villainous pursuers, darting through the tunnels and passageways of Benito Mussolini's former villa, there were some obvious obstacles to overcome. Streets would need to be closed down, popular walking areas barred off, and citizens would have to accommodate all the unusual chaos that filming a major motion picture in a public space entails. Another prevalent concern was the inevitable risk of damage to property and the unavoidable issue of wear and tear presented by stunt driving cars on ancient roadways. But after extensive negotiations and a few hundred thousand Euros in fees later, permission was granted and film crews set a date of March 7th to start shooting.


    Offering a Premium Perspective on the Creation of the Newest James Bond Movie

    What could be more exciting than watching Daniel Craig race through the streets of a landmark European mecca in a high-end sports car? Although initially irritated, residents and local property owners soon warmed up to the idea of hosting the creation of Bond's 24th film and have found a way to make some extra cash off of the event, too.

    There are dozens of homes and apartments along the northeastern arterial road where filming is set to take place, most of which have spectacular views of the street. This fortuitous positioning will afford an uncommonly fantastic view of the riveting proceedings; a view so fantastic, in fact, that occupants are renting out their apartments and properties at extraordinary daily rates during the days of the filming. Some tenants are inviting friends and throwing their own private parties while others are charging upwards of one thousand Euros per day for access to their flats. But the entire neighborhood has unified in excitement over the coming of one of the world's favorite action heroes, whether for monetary gain or genuine fandom.


    James Bond Just a Visitor Among Timeless Treasures            

    The filming of the latest James Bond thriller may make quite a splash in a town that's no stranger to spectacle this March, but while cameras only plan to be rolling for 4 days, the real traveler's Rome will remain open for all to enjoy. Classics like the Coliseum have astonished visitors for hundreds of years and new venues, such as the Quirinal Presidential Palace which will soon be opened to the public for the first time, continue to emerge. If you find yourself craving a Bond-esque adventure you can always rent a sports car in Rome to explore the area in style or embark on a Sabina road trip from Rome to host your very own European excursion! Whatever your dream vacation may entail, Auto Europe can help you arrange your travel transportation at the best rates in the industry so you can get out and explore Italy on any budget. So begin planning your next holiday with us today, and, who knows; you may get a chance to meet Bond!


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