About Rome Vespa Tour: Off the Beaten Path
Tour Rome by classic Vespa scooter, and see the city from an insider's perspective! With an expert private guide, zip through Rome's bustling neighborhoods – including Trastevere and Testaccio – on the back of an iconic Italian Vespa. As you guide drives, see hidden delights like the Piazza of the Knights of Malta alongside bigger-name attractions like the Arch of Constantine. This private tour is perfect for those keen to see fascinating sights that the tourist maps miss while traveling around the city in a typically Italian way!
Your friendly private guide will meet you at your central Rome hotel and give you a comprehensive safety briefing before you hop on the back of your Vespa and ride into downtown Rome.
Picking the best route to avoid any traffic, your guide will drive through Rome's colorful streets, stopping at the city's up-and-coming neighborhoods and introducing you to Rome's hidden highlights. There will be plenty of chances to stop, take photos and ask questions as you go!
Head through the cobbled lanes of Trastevere, arguably Rome's most vibrant neighborhood, and weave through the eclectic crowds of bohemian locals and curious tourists who hang out here. Trastevere is home to beautiful Janiculum Hill, and you'll cruise up the hill with your guide to admire incomparable views over Rome.
Pass by Ancient Rome and see the majestic Colosseum before stopping at the Arch of Constantine. Ideal for a photo stop, this distinctive arch marked the start of the route taken by ancient emperors when entering the city in triumph.
Testaccio is another must-visit Rome neighborhood that you'll see from the back of your Vespa. Quickly gaining a reputation as a foodie destination, this district boasts busy trattorias that spill out onto the pavement alongside street merchants and high-end restaurants. As you cruise through, pass Piazza San Giovanni, home to the eye-catching Basilica di San Giovanni -- definitely a top sight to see!
Next, your expert guide will take pleasure in showing off the highlights of nearby Aventine Hill. Pass the romantic Orange Garden (Parco Savello), where locals propose to their loved ones amid orange trees and roses, before continuing to the Piazza of the Knights of Malta. Peer through the Aventine Keyhole at the door in the square for a snapshot view of St Peter's Basilica!
After passing countless off-the-beaten-path attractions and seeing Rome from an insider's perspective, your guide will drop you off at a central location of your choice or back at your hotel.