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Report 1396: Roman Holiday

By Doug Phillips from Canada, Fall 2007

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Page 13 of 16: Wednesday September 12 – Looking for Sophia Loren

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On Via Giulia

Today we stopped for lunch at a very unassuming trattoria just off Via Nomentana. We ate outside and when we had to leave for an appointment, I walked inside to pay il conto. I noticed a signed black & white photo of Sophia Loren behind the counter.

“Has Sophia Loren been here?” I asked.

“Si”, replied the owner.

“Recently or a long time ago?”

“Often – she lives only cento metres from here,” as he pointed toward her building.

It’s amazing what you can learn by asking a simple question. Sophia missed us at lunch. Maybe next time she’ll get lucky.

In the afternoon we returned to the Canadian Embassy where we picked up our temporary passports and returned to the apartment in the late afternoon where we met up with Steve and Brad who had returned from Capri. In the evening we ventured along Via Lungaretta, across Via Trastevere for our last evening in Rome. Like most evenings, Trastevere was teeming with people, most of the restaurants were full, and there was a vibrant atmosphere wherever we went.

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