To Rome With Love was originally titled The Bop Decameron, before being changed to Nero Fiddled. Woody Allen changed it when he realized that few people understood the title's loose reference to The Decameron, a medieval collection of novellas.
Roberto Benigni's first appearance in a wide American release since Pinocchio (2002), and only his second since his Academy Award winning performance in Life Is Beautiful (1997). It is his first appearance in an American produced and directed film since Son of the Pink Panther (1993).
Which character in the movie is the closest to the sort of role that Woody Allen would have once played?
Woody Allen has commented that he would have played Jesse Eisenberg's part if he was young as it's the sort of character he could play well: "I would have played Jesse's part if I was young. I'm a very limited actor but that's one of the things I could play well. I would have played that part like Jesse (played it). Maybe not as well because he's got that fast, very skillful delivery, but Jesse could play characters that I play very, very effectively."