Rome: Self-Driven Sightseeing Tour by Vespa
- Duration: 4 hours
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Perfect way to experience Rome in a day. We budgeted only one day to visit Rome during our tour of Italy. We considered renting a Vespa for 24 hours, but we were concerned about the driving customs and rules, as well as navigating all of the many one-way streets and pedestrian-only walkways. We decided at the last minute to book this instead, and it was the most fantastic way to see all of the very best of Rome in just around 4 hours. Our guide, Mario, was extremely knowledgeable, a Roman by birth and son of a Roman diplomat, Mario was fluent in 6+ languages and knew all of the “secret” ways to drive our Vespas extremely close to all of the most popular sites, allowing us to quickly hop off, tour, and get right back on the road. We made at least 20 stops during our trip, including Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Coliseum, the Roman Forum, Monte Testaccio, Baths of Caracalla, Circus Maximus, Villa Borghese, Church of Sant'Ignazio at Loyola, other fountains, and a stop for gelato!
This was easily the highlight of our time in Rome! Perfect balance of history and adventure. Our guide Katerina was an excellent historian of the city, very helpful Vespa leader, and pleasant host. We saw more of the city then would have been possible without a much longer stay. It would be hard to replicate the experience of riding on a Vespa through the winding streets with a professional guide. Thank you again Katerina!
I surprised my husband by taking him for a tour of Rome on a vespa! We absolutely LOVED it! Smiled the whole way through! Our tour guide, Andrea, was brilliant! He was warm, welcoming, knowledgeable and he answered all our questions. We absolutely loved it and would do it again!
Check in was easy and we had an amazing time riding around Rome on the Vespa. Drop off was also easy as there are multiple locations with the option to do so after hours.
It was a very fun afternoon. Andrea was a wonderful guide. He knew a lot and was easy and enjoyable to talk to.