Evening in Rome
Level by Nick (January, 2007)
Walkthrough by Harry Laudie
You start the level with a flyby of rooftops in Rome and end with Lara in a small laneway. There is a closed gate behind you. Go east and down the stairs and into a street. Go north and pull up a trap door in the street. Climb down the ladder and drop into a sewer. Swim south against the current and pull up onto a ledge near a fence. Pick up flares and the crowbar. Swim back and climb the ladder back to the street. Go south-east and use the crowbar to open the gate in the east wall. Enter the gate and go to the right. Pull up onto a higher east ledge. Shoot a box on the north-west column and jump there to pick up flares. Jump into the window and tightrope walk across the street. On the west ledge, shoot a box and pick up a Rusty Key.
Safety drop to the ground. Go north-east and use the crowbar to open the gate in the east wall. Enter the gate and go to the back wall. Climb the box and turn around to grab a higher ledge to the south. Use the key to open the gate in the upper west wall. Walk the tightrope again to the west building. Go west and see a side corridor that seems to be a dead-end. Continue west and shoot the window. There is another ledge to the south but ignore it. Safety drop to the ground. Go south and pull down a wall switch. The gate next to you opens. That is the laneway where you started the level. There is a closed gate to the west. Go north to a plaza with a fountain.
In the plaza, there is a locked gate to the west. The trashcan on the south-east corner is empty. Go to the north-west and follow the laneway. Shoot a dog and shoot a trashcan for revolver ammo. Go north and follow around the building to pass a closed gate. The first corridor to the south is the way back to the fountain. But you will enter this corridor later. Go to the end and turn to the south. Shoot a trashcan for flares. At the closed south gate and you can overlook your staring area. Push open the double doors in the east wall. Enter the doorway and shoot a mercenary. Pick up the Silver Key from his body. Exit the room and go west to the fountain. Use the key to open the gate.
Enter the gate and go up the stairs to the left. Shoot another window and drop down into a small plaza. Shoot the mercenary in the south-west corner and pick up the laser sight. Go to the east wall and pull down the wall switch to open the gate. Go up the stairs and return to the fountain. Enter the west gate again and climb the ladder on the right wall. Near the top, back flip to a ledge. Go south and turn to the left to shoot a window. Jump east to grab the awning and pull up onto it. Shoot the box at the wall and pick up a revolver. Safety drop to the ground and go back to the west gate. Climb the wall again to the upper ledge. This time continue south and go to the right to shoot another window. Run and jump to the lower south-west balcony. Pick up secret #1 and a Secret. Jump down to the ground and push open the double doors in the west wall. Enter the doorway and follow the ramp and push open the double doors. You are on a balcony from where you could have jumped to get the secret. Drop to the ground and return to the fountain again.
Enter the narrow laneway to the north of the fountain. Go up the stairs and look east to see a locked gate. Use the revolver and laser sight to shoot the lock. Climb into the opening and crawl up the ramp into a small room. Climb the south wall ladder to get to a higher balcony. Go to the left and onto a balcony. Jump south to a balcony and south again to a second balcony. You are high over your starting area. Go to the south edge and jump onto a south-east balcony. Pick up secret #2 and a Secret. Then return north to the balcony where you started jumping south.
Go west and see a locked gate on an east balcony. Walk the tightrope to the south balcony. Push open the double doors. Pick up the Golden Key from the pedestal. Exit and tightrope walk back to the north balcony. Use the key to open the gate. Enter a small room and shoot the window in the north wall. Jump over the street to catch a crevice on the north wall. Shimmy to the right and pull up onto a balcony. Go up the ramp and jump south to the roof of a building. Turn around and shoot the mercenary on the balcony that you just left.
Jump to the next building to the east. Then go to the left of the barbed wire. Run and jump to grab the roof of the east building. Shimmy to the end of the building. Pull up, back flip, roll, and grab the roof the building behind you. Go to the south-east and jump down to a lower balcony. Jump onto a higher south balcony. Climb the west wall and pull up onto a rooftop patio. Shoot the mercenary shooting at you from the higher south wall. Go west and up some stairs. At the top of the stairs, turn to the left and pick up a large medipack. You can see a locked gate in the distance. Do not go there yet. Just go west to where you can side jump to a sloped roof to your left. Grab the roof and shimmy to the left end. Drop and slide again. Drop and land on a stable roof. Jump north into a small alcove. Pick up secret #3 and a Secret. Then jump back to the stable roof.
Grab the sloped roof to the west. Pull up, back flip, and roll to land on another stable roof. Jump up to grab the south roof edge and shimmy to the left. Go around the corner and shimmy up the next roof. Pull up, back flip, roll, and jump with a right curve to land on a balcony. Go west and climb up to the patio again. Go west towards the locked door. Shoot a mercenary on a north rooftop. Go to the east sloped roof and jump onto it. Slide down and grab the edge. Shimmy to the left and up against that north roof. Pull up, back flip, roll, and jump with a right curve to land on a balcony where the mercenary was located. Pick up the Rusty Key from the patio. To get back, jump and grab the east roof again. Shimmy to the right and around the corner to pull up onto the south roof.
Go to the lock and use the key to open then door. In the next room, you can go down the north stairs and push open double doors. You emerge onto a balcony where you got an earlier secret. However, go west to push open the double doors. Enter the room and pick up the red gem from the pedestal. You get a long flyby of the roofs area and the level ends.