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Travel Man: 48 Hours in Rome

ravel Man: 48 Hours in Rome
(Image credit: Channel 4 Television)

Comedian Richard Ayoade returns for another dash around some popular weekend retreats

Comedian Richard Ayoade returns for another dash around some popular weekend retreats.

This week, he begins the new series in Rome, with fellow comedian and actor Matt Lucas.

Their whistle-stop tour of the Italian capital begins in a Fiat 500, and the duo do their best to see the sights while battling Rome’s notorious traffic.

After a look at the Vatican – the queues are too long to go in – it’s off to a Michelin-starred restaurant for dinner, although Matt admits he’s happiest with a bag of crisps and a can of fizzy pop so he’s not overly impressed.

Day two is all about the Trevi Fountain and the Colosseum, then it’s off to Gladiator School – where Richard and Matt excel… sort of.