Quote from wikipedia: “Rome is the capital of Italy and also of the homonymous province and of the region of Lazio. With 2.7 million residents in 1,285.3 km2 (496.3 sq mi), it is also the country’s largest and most populated comune and fourth-most populous city in the European Union by population within city limits. The urban area of Rome extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of around 3.8 million. Between 3.2 and 4.2 million people live in Rome metropolitan area.”
Still I didn’t see any other bmx rider or skater there. Not even a single scooter kid. All the ledges were clean from wax and there were no tire marks anywhere. Only thing what was related to our lifestyle were a small group of little kids who were doing coffins down the hill on their longboards.
I spent five days in Rome with my girlfriend last March. At the same time when thousands of people were sitting in Saku Suurhall, watching riders blast the ramps at Simple Session 13. We were supposed to go there too but then my girlfriend got an idea, why to sit down and watch other people ride when we can go somewhere else and ride by ourselves. That’s it, let’s book a hotel room and flights to Rome.
We actually had no bigger plans to film an edit from there. Just to have fun and cruise around the city, searching historic buildings and admiring that unbelievable architecture. But at the end of our short holiday we had something in our memorycards and these clips spent a long time hidden in my external hard drive and I already had a thought not to make an edit about them. But well, here we are. Hope you enjoy.