Whether you’re riding a bus or cruising through Rome in a sports car, the thunderous roar of the city’s cobblestones below is hard to ignore.
Coupled with the much-lamented potholes which pocket the paved streets - a sign of degradation in the cash-strapped city - and filming a high-speed chase becomes somewhat challenging.
Actor Daniel Craig has spent the weekend being shaken (not stirred) around in his Aston Martin while filming Spectre, with a speed limit set to 70km/h, Il Messaggero reported on Sunday.
The sound of the noisy streets will have to be cut by the crew in post-production, the newspaper said.
But the problem was avoided in some scenes, with sports cars being driven down the smooth bank of the Tiber River as speed boats raced alongside filming.
The James Bond crew will on Monday return to the riverside, where Craig is due to parachute onto a pedestrian bridge.