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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Rome in Love - a Hallmark Channel "Summer Nights" Movie starring Italia Ricci & Peter Porte


Movie: Rome in Love

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: July 27, 2019


Italia Ricci ... Amelia
Peter Porte ... Philip
Isabelle Connolly ... Kathryn
Vincent Riotta ... Petruzzi
Barbara Bouchet ... Richichi
Ross McCall ... Dominic
Helen Pearson ... Vivien
Anna Manuelli ... Sofia
Gian Marco Tavani ... Vincent
Manuel Ferrarini ... Enzo
Jonathan Stoddard ... Jonathan
Alessandro Giallocosta ... Chauffeur
Marco Iannone ... Reporter
Cecilia Cinardi (Gina
Chauncey Alan ... Photographer
Lucio Patane’ ... Restaurant Owner
Giuseppe Gandini ... Driver #1
Fatima Ali’ ... Stylist
Alex Elton ... American Reporter
Victoria Chapman ... British Executive
Marco Pancrazi ... Driving Instructor
Valentina Boleto ... Makeup Artist


Storyline via Hallmark: A completely unknown actress is plucked from obscurity in Bend, Oregon and flown to the Eternal City to star in a remake of Roman Holiday, and life imitates art when romance blossoms between her and the writer assigned by an Italian magazine to introduce her to the world.

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*images via: Hallmark Crown Media Family Networks
Credit: ©2019 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Philippe Antonello


  1. Amelia portrayed as European Ann & Philip portrayed as Joe Bradley from Roman Holiday

    Audrey Hepburn & Gregory Peck’s European Princess Ann & Joe Bradley

    European princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) takes off for a night while in Rome. When a sedative she took from her doctor kicks in, however, she falls asleep on a park bench and is found by an American reporter, Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck),who takes her back to his apartment for safety. At work the next morning, Joe finds out Ann's regal identity and bets his editor he can get exclusive interview with her, but romance soon gets in the way.

    1. I love a good, classic Audrey Hepburn movie on TCM, so I'm also loving the plot of this story. Italia Ricci is a wonderful look-alike to portray an Audrey character in this. Can't wait to see if there are parallels in their love story to the original Roman Holiday movie! Definitely riding the motorized scooter through Rome would be one!

    2. As a lover of classic movies,I truly hope this is done to a "Hallmark Gold Crown" standard. Roman Holiday is such a favorite of mine. I was glad to read here that it is not a remake, but a movie about the actress making a remake. Costumes look gorgeous. Venue is magnificant. Has a great story. I enjoy watching Italia Ricci. Definitely, has many positives going for it! Will watch to see!

  2. I'm looking forward to this movie! I'm not going to compare the actors. I'm just going to enjoy what they bring to the roles in the movie.

    Wow! Hallmark movies filmed in Fiji(x2), France, now Italy - am I missing one location?

    1. Hi Namegirl, I love your perspective... let's just enjoy it!

      As for Hallmark film locations, I'll add Africa to the list, which is where Lacey Chabert filmed Love on Safari!

      And... Sun, Sand, and Romance, with Tricia Helfer, Paul Campbell and Sadie Robertson was filmed in Cancun, Mexico!

      Now, if they could just film one Christmas movie at the North Pole!!! :)

  3. American journalist named Philip Hamilton (Peter Porte) writes a profile in a lifetime in Rome. A young Actress named Amelia Tate (Italia Ricci) will discover as long as she surprises & she’s falling love in the eternal city in Rome when she lands the role as Audrey Hepburn’s Princess Ann from the movie called; “Roman Holiday,” in Rome with her handsome boyfriend; Vincent Viverito (Gian Marco Tavani) whose he breaks up with her because of her acting career.

    Amy meets a handsome journalist named Philip whose he’s thinking a hotel maid when she tells him her true identity that’s she an actress but he has secrets on his own in fact, that Philip is a reporter.

    Amy decides to stay in Rome to learn about love & life in lifetime of the City of God. She rides scooter with Philip around while if they takes pictures in Rome.

    Amy portrayed as European Princess Ann or Anne while Philip portrayed as Joe Bradley inspired from the movie remake; “Roman Holiday”, Starring Audrey Hepburn & Gregory Peck.

    Rome in Love based on the book by Anita Hughes

  4. Definitely going to watch this one!

  5. Amelia meets a real princess, Sophie while she’s filming her role as Princess Ann inspired from the remake of Audrey Hepburn’s movie: “Roman Holiday “.

    Amy tells Philip her true identity as her life as an actress for the movies & Philip has some secrets on his own in fact he’s a reporter whose she’s thinking he’s a journalist.

    Amelia Tate as Princess Ann
    Philip Hamilton as Joe Bradley - American Reporter

  6. Trevi Fountain in Rome if Amelia’ wishes for

  7. Isn’t this Italia Ricci’s 2nd Movie since LATE BLOOMER?

    1. "Late Bloomer" was actually a Pixl movie (see here), but like Hallmark, Pixl movies are lighthearted and family-friendly; so, they definitely have the same feel.

  8. I really enjoy Peter Porte and Italia Ricci. The set for this was stunning...really interesting. I did find it hard to connect to the storyline and I felt the movie was a little slow. I'm not sure why. To preface, I have never seen Roman Holiday. I wonder perhaps if I saw the original I would connect more pieces and see the parallels. I didn't feel the chemistry between the two main characters, sadly! I do enjoy them both in other films.

    1. Hello Amanda! You are so right! There are definitely some parallels in the Rome in Love / Roman Holiday stories. I've seen the classic and in their original Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck rode on a scooter, visited the incredible sites, danced, etc... The main difference of the movies is the ending, which of course, Hallmark ends happily. For me, I was beginning to see Peter Porte and Italia Ricci falling in love, but it was wrapped up so quickly, I wanted to see more!

      Audrey Hepburn was wonderful in the original, but I do prefer the happily-ever-after ending in Rome in Love much better.

  9. I missed seeing the Trevi fountain in Rome in Love. That's one of the main things you want to see when you're in Rome. I know I did 50 years ago when I was there!


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