Nanni Moretti, the Italian film director and star (sometimes referred to as the Woody Allen of Italian cinema), is undoubtedly the most famous scooter-ist in Italy, maybe anywhere. He earned the title (actually shared with Gregory Peck's fictional reporter in Roman Holiday, chauffering Audrey Hepburn around Rome) with his scootering performance in Caro Diario (1994), where he tours the city and environs in the silence of the early summer morning in Rome, on a Vespa.
|The intersection where the accident occurred.|
Nanni, if heading home, would have been going
in the direction of the car, above
Help (soccorso) was available within minutes, and Moretti was--as the law requires--taken to the nearest hospital, a protective collar around his neck (see newspaper photo at right). Despite the next day's headline--"Paura per Nanni Moretti" (fear for....) he was not, apparently, in any real danger. He arrived at the nearby San Camillo hospital "code green" (which in our experience - but maybe not Moretti's - means you'll wait a long time), and a supervising physician made reassuring comments.
|Nanni's Vespa, awaiting Nanni's recovery, in|
ristorante Lumie di Sicilia