Travelogue showing the attractions of Rome that lie off the tourist track.
Various shots of modern buildings in Rome; a modern building with classical arches is compared with The Coliseum and ruins in the city. Several shots of buildings in the Old Quarter of Rome; skinny stray cats are seen in the ruins of the Theatre of Marcellus near the city's ghetto; people give money to a woman begging on the street with a child in her arms.
Some tough young men smoke cigarettes by their motorbikes; people mill about a flea market. Several shots in the streets of Trastevere; a woman looks down on the street from a flat above shops; people sit on chairs outside buildings. At the Piazza Santa Maria we see people sitting at tables outside a cafe; young boys play football in the street. A guitarist serenades diners at a pavement restaurant; commentator says rich and poor meet here because the ritziest cafes are sited in these back streets; bohemian and groovy looking people sit at tables of another cafe; a woman uses a cine camera.
Tourists eat spaghetti at an open air restaurant at Rome's Lido; a girl in a bikini at another table pours a glass of water over her head to cool down (Mark pointed out she has hairy armpits!); beefy lifeguards eat at a table on the beach. Several shots of people sunbathing on the beach. Lots of people crowd onto a boat that takes them out for a ride around the Lido.
Several shots of people in a swimming pool in the city that is free for all "if they look the least bit presentable" says commentator. Pop singer Beau Brummel chats up a woman by the pool; she pushes him into the water.
Various shots of the Via Veneto at night; people sitting at pavement cafes; walking about; living the Dolce Vita!
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