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Globe Trekker:  Rome
Globe Trekker Rome
Actor: Estelle Bingham
Director: Ian Cross
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
NR     2004     1hr 0min

Situated halfway down Italy's western coast, Rome is a vast city with an historic heart. Once only a few villages, Rome became the greatest city of the ancient world. There are now entire countries that owe their calendar,...  more »


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Actor: Estelle Bingham
Director: Ian Cross
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Travel, Documentary
Studio: Pilot Productions
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 01/01/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Decent, includes the major highlights of Rome
Hairy Lime | ND, USA | 12/18/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"In this DVD, the some major highlights of Rome are visited including the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps, St. Peter's, an art museum, a church, and the Pantheon and the Forum. I was surprised at the beauty of the interior of the Santa Maria church in Trastavere.

The sites are broken down by "days" of a sample trip itinerary, e.g. Day 1: The Forum, Day 2: Piazza Campiodoglio, etc. Unfortunately, on one of the days, the host of the show goes to show us Tuscany, a few hours away from Rome by train. In a travel guide about Rome, I would have preferred they showed some other Roman site rather than something outside the city.

Another irritating part of the DVD was the host, a cheeky young woman with a British accent which was annoying at times and I had difficulty understanding a few words she said. While I wouldn't go so far as to call her Eurotrash, she was pushing the limits of taste when she dressed up in a nun's habit, walked outside and asked a passerby "How do I look?". She also starts one morning by taste-testing a bunch of coffee and spikes one cup with some booze. Real nice.

This DVD has some nice clips of what Roman tourist sites look like, but if you're over 35, you might not like the host that much."
Not recommened
Ruslan Moskalenko | Pleasanton, CA United States | 05/20/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This is a sort of an Hip-Hop styled guide to Rome. The host Estelle Bingham is a nice young girl, she is flirting with the guys, showing off her nice body and dressing up in nun clothes. This is nice and cute. The problem is you don't see much Rome. The scenes are changing so fast, the comments are so brief and the camera is typically focused on the girl. It all looks like an MTV video clip, hyper energized but not very informative."
Nice Rome Travelogue... BUT...
Swashbuckler | USA | 08/15/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"In this episode from the Travel Channel's TV series, "Globe Trekker", our charming host Estelle Bingham guides us to all the top tourist attractions in Rome: the Vatican, the Colosseum, the Trastevere, the Piazza Campidoglio, etc. That's all well and good, but unlike Travel Channel's other longrunning series "Great Hotels" and "Passport with Samantha Brown", this show provides us with no information whatsoever on where to stay while we're in Rome. No recommendations on the best hotels, the best restaurants. Scarce travel information on getting around "town". We're not even told when Rome's peak and low tourist seasons are.

That being said, this is a decent introduction to the historic sites of Rome, but if you're actually planning a trip to Rome someday, you'll need a lot more than this to go by.