Vespa Tour of Rome
GREAT WAY TO SEE ROME
WHEN IN ROME
EXPERIENCE THE CITY
BEST VIEWS OF ROME
FRANCESCO, the guide
Our experienced guide Francesco will take you on a journey through the city, showing you all the must-see places and hidden gems that are often missed by tourists.
THE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME!
Imagine sitting in the saddle, feeling the wind blowing through your hair as you ride down the cobbled streets of Rome; this is what you will do on our Vespa tour! Read more...
⏱ Duration 3 hours
🕐 Start times 9:30 am - 3 pm - 6:30 pm
🗣️ Language English
🗺️ Meeting point via della Madonna dei Monti 41 (nearby Colosseum)
Rome by Vespa meeting point is located nearby the Colosseum
It is a public scooter parking nearby the church of Santa Maria dei Monti.
When you're looking for the ultimate Vespa tour experience, there's no one better than Francesco, the owner of Rome by Vespa.
Francesco is not only a seasoned Vespa rider, but he's also a highly educated and knowledgeable guide.
With a degree in History and Archaeology, he's the perfect person to show you around the ancient city of Rome, pointing out all the historic landmarks and giving you a deeper understanding of their significance.
He knows how to keep you engaged, entertained, and informed, making your Vespa tour an unforgettable experience.
DURATION The tour lasts 3 hours: the best duration for a city break vacation
SAFETY We provide you expert drivers and homologated helmets, filled with sterilized disposable head covers. We travel at maximum 40 km/h (24 mph)
INSTAGRAMMABLE We drive you on the best spot to take a memorable pic, discovering also the less famous backstreets of Rome
MEETING POINT Via della Madonna dei Monti 41 is located at 5 minutes walking from Colosseum, Roman forum and Piazza Venezia. It is also located nearby metro B stations Cavour and Colosseum
LIVE GUIDE Our guide (Francesco) is graduated in History and Archaeology and he will give an overview about all attractions in English
Scooter driving skills
Beginners are not accepted because the traffic in Rome is really dangerous, everyday there are many accidents and it's unsafe for people without driving skills
Valid national driving licence enabling to drive the category A or B
Unless your national driving licence was issued by an Europen Union/Europen Free Trade Association member state or United Kingdom, it must be accompanied either by an international driving permit, to be obtained prior to departure
500 deposit on credit card
Our systems release the security deposit right after the end of the vespa rental, if you return the vespa without any damage.
If the driver does not meet the driving requirements at the time of rental, Rome by Vespa will not refund the deposit paid and will charge the balance due upon arrival to the credit card used at the time of booking
You can cancel up to 48 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 48 hours before the tour’s start time.
If you cancel less than 48 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded and the balance that you have to pay at arrival will be charged on your credit card.
If you don't show up, the no-show fee will be the same as the cancellation fee.
Any changes made less than 48 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Of course there is always the possibility, in case of rain, to change the departure time.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
When it comes to touring Rome on a Vespa, there's no better way to do it than with an original Piaggio Vespa.
And at our tour company, we take that authenticity seriously. That's why we only use Piaggio Vespas on our tours - specifically, the Vespa Primavera 125 cc and the Vespa Lx 125 cc.
These Vespas are not only iconic Italian vehicles, but they're also reliable, comfortable, and easy to handle. Plus, with their 125 cc engines, they're the perfect size for zipping through the narrow streets of Rome.
The Vespa Tour of Rome
When you arrive at the meeting point, you'll be greeted by your expert guide, Francesco.
He'll provide you helmets and a Vespa that's ready to take you on an adventure.
If you've chosen the self-drive option, don't worry - before you hit the road, Francesco will make sure you're comfortable with your scooter during a test drive.
As we rev our red vespas at the Colosseum, the most iconic symbol of Rome, Francesco will take the time to enlighten us about the history of this incredible monument and the city it represents.
Using visual reconstructions, he will provide us with a deeper understanding of the architecture and engineering that went into creating this magnificent structure.
And of course, we'll have an incredible photo to commemorate the experience with our trusty red vespas in front of the Colosseum.
Approaching the fountain, you will be struck by the sheer size and grandeur of the structure.
The fountain is massive, with intricate carvings and sculptures that tell the story of the Roman god Oceanus and his sea horses.
You will take a moment to toss a coin into the fountain, hoping that the legend is true and that you'll have the chance to return to this beautiful city someday.
As you will approach the Spanish steps, the excitement in the air will be palpable.
Francesco, the guide, will explain the famous stairway that connect Piazza di Spagna with the church of Trinità dei Monti.
Don't forget to strike a pose at the Spanish Steps, the perfect spot for a picture that will forever remind you of this incredible journey.
Villa Borghese is the biggest urban park of Rome, where Romans relax and it will be part of our tour.
As you ride through this lush oasis, you'll be able to take in the beauty of Rome from a whole new perspective.
From this vantage point, you'll witness the majestic dome of St. Peter's Basilica towering above the cityscape.
The square is built on the site of the ancient Domitian stadium, and it's filled with history and culture.
You will be immediately strucked by the stunning Fountain of the Four Rivers, which takes center stage in the middle of the square.
The fountain was designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, one of the most famous artists in Italian history, and it's a true masterpiece of Baroque art.
As you will approach the fountain, you can see the intricate details of the four figures representing the great rivers of the world - the Nile, the Danube, the Ganges, and the Rio de la Plata.
St Angel Castle
The castle was originally built as the tomb of Roman Emperor Hadrian in 135 AD.
This mausoleum was eventually converted into a military fortress that protected Rome during the Middle Ages.
Since then, it has served as the Papal Residence, a prison during the Renaissance era and now, as one of Rome’s museums.
As you approach the Janiculum, you can feel the excitement building. Francesco explains the history of the cannon shot and its significance to the city.
From the top of the Janiculum, you can see all of the city's main monuments, from the Colosseum to the Pantheon to St. Peter's Basilica.
Imagine cruising through the winding streets of Trastevere on the saddle of your own vibrant red Vespa.
The sun is shining down on you, casting a warm glow over the pastel-colored palaces and cobblestone roads.
As you weave through the backstreets, you feel the breeze in your hair and the excitement of adventure in your heart.
As you explore the neighborhood, you can't help but be awestruck by the beauty of the colorful flowers in bloom.