Magazine programme. Nadeem Islam visits Rome in Italy, to see what sights there are for deaf people to see, starting with a guided scooter tour.
Nadeem Islam visits Rome in Italy, also known as the Eternal City, to see what sights there are for deaf people to see. Starting with a guided scooter tour, Nadeem also meets the deaf signing guides who work at the Colosseum, and imagines being a deaf gladiator thousands of years ago.
Nadeem then has the opportunity to spend some time with one of the most powerful deaf men in Rome - Roberto Wirth, the proprietor of the five-star Hotel Hassler. Rome is a city where the inhabitants express themselves freely through gesture and body language - but do deaf people get equal status? With the campaign for legal recognition of Italian Sign Language still ongoing, it is a big issue.
Nadeem then rounds off his trip with a visit to One Sense, a deaf-owned restaurant, and gets to try his hand at a spot of Italian cuisine!