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Rome: Highlights Vespa Tour with Coffee and Gelato

1. Rome: Highlights Vespa Tour with Coffee and Gelato

Explore Rome like a local on this guided Vespa tour. See Saint Peter's Square, the imposing Colosseum, the Tiber River, and the famous Trevi Fountain. Enjoy panoramic views, and relax with a refreshing gelato and a delicious Italian coffee. Meet your guide outside your hotel, and drive along the quaint cobblestone streets to the Colosseum and the lesser-known Mouth of Truth. Stop to refuel with a coffee and a gelato, then continue to Palatine Hill. Enjoy views of picturesque pines and ruins of the enormous Circus Maximus. Drive past Saint Peter’s Square and the biggest church in the world, St. Peter's Basilica. See the ancient Castel Sant’Angelo, a private mausoleum for Emperor Hadrian and his family dating from the 2nd century.  Zip along the Tiber River and see the iconic Trevi Fountain. Toss a coin into the elegant Baroque pool to ensure you come back to Rome. Return to your hotel having seen all the important sights of Rome.

From Rome: Positano and Amalfi Coast Day Trip

2. From Rome: Positano and Amalfi Coast Day Trip

Discover one of Italy’s finest coastlines on a full-day tour to the Amalfi Coast from Rome. A high speed train will whisk you from the Italian capital to Naples in no time, where your driver and minivan will be waiting to drive you along the coast roads. Head to the enchanting town of Positano, considered one of the most beautiful villages in the south of Italy. Wander the narrow streets as they spill down the hill to the colorful harbor, and find some of the unique products to purchase in the many souvenir stores. Get a taste of southern Italy at Amalfi, where the typical Mediterranean architecture will enchant with its characteristic white houses, one piled upon another.

Rome: Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour with a Local

3. Rome: Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour with a Local

Spend half a day exploring the sights and landmarks of Rome with a local driver. The tour begins with pickup from your hotel and some time to discuss and customize the tour to suit your interests. From there, head off into the city and immerse yourself in the magic of Rome. During your tour, marvel at iconic monuments including the Colosseum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, and more. As you explore, listen to your driver share fascinating local insight into Rome's impressive history, culture, and traditions. You’ll also discover what life was like during the Ancient Roman Empire. By the end of the tour, you’ll have a better understanding of Rome's history and landmarks, as well as plenty of recommendations to enhance your vacation.

Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo Fast-Track Ticket and Express Tour

4. Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo Fast-Track Ticket and Express Tour

Join an express walking tour of the Castel Sant'Angelo’s terrace with skip-the-line tickets. Cruise past the long lines and enter the castle with your guide. Experience the magnificent terrace with one of the best views of Rome. After the tour, explore the rest of the castle at your own pace. The terrace view opens 360 degrees towards the city center from the grounds of the castle and beyond the River Tiber. Admire the St. Angelo Bridge, one of the most scenic masterpieces of Roman Baroque design, adorned with 10 angel statues symbolizing love and passion. See the many iconic sights surrounding the castle such as the Palace of Justice, Villa Borghese, Quirinal Palace, Pantheon, Capitoline Hill, Aventine Hill, and Janiculum. Look towards St. Peter's Basilica to spot the Passetto di Borgo, a passageway connecting Castel Sant'Angelo to Vatican City. After this experience, you are free to visit the remaining levels of the castle at your own pace. Admire the other parts of the castle that was founded by the Roman emperor Hadrian and built to be his monumental tomb. Throughout the years, the building has also been used as the private residence of the pope, a treasury of the state, a prison, and a place of public executions.

Assisi & Orvieto Day Trip from Rome

5. Assisi & Orvieto Day Trip from Rome

Escape Italy's busy capital for one day on this trip to Assisi and the Umbrian hill town Orvieto. On this tour, you will unveil the religious architecture of Umbria (such as the famous Cathedral of Orvieto) and discover the wines and local products of Tuscany. Leaving Rome in a northerly direction and driving along the Tiber Valley, reach Orvieto as your first stop, a small town of Etruscan origins where you will stop to admire the magnificent 14th century cathedral, a masterpiece of gothic architecture. The tour continues through the green Tuscan Hills covered in olive groves and vineyards. This is the land of some of Italy’s best known D.O.C. (quality controlled) wines, which include Orvieto, Chianti and Brunello di Montalcin. You will then have a further stop, where you will taste some local wines and other typical Umbrian and Tuscan products. Afterwards, enjoy lunch, consisting of traditional local dishes. In the early afternoon you will continue your journey and drive along the shores of Lake Trasimeno. Finally, reach Assisi, which is located at the foot of Mount Subasio. Assisi is famous for being St. Francis' birthplace. You will see the Church of St. Claire*, St Francis’ birthplace and his childhood home, the Townhall Square. Around the Townhall Square, you will see the People’s Palace and the Roman Temple dedicated to Minerva. One highlight of the tour will be the visit of St Francis’ Basilica, located close to the ancient city walls, with its magnificent frescoes painted between the 12th and 14th centuries. Leaving Assisi, stop at the town of Santa Maria degli Angeli, where St. Francis died in 1226. You will reach Rome around 19:30/20:00, where you will be dropped-off in the vicinity of your hotel.

Rome: Private 3-Hour Tour by Chauffeur-Driven Vehicle

6. Rome: Private 3-Hour Tour by Chauffeur-Driven Vehicle

See the highlights of the "Eternal City" by luxury, chauffeur-driven vehicle and get as close as possible to the main attractions to avoid the need for long walks. Following pick-up from your hotel or chosen location in Rome, experience the beauty of the city in comfort. Get historical and archaeological information about the city and its monuments as you drive to landmarks such as the Colosseum. See sites that date back to the Roman Empire, including the ruins of the Circus Maximus and Roman Forum. Travel to some of the legendary "7 Hills of Rome," including Palatine Hill, Aventine Hill and Capitoline Hill. See the temple to all the gods at the Pantheon, and follow in the footsteps of poets at the Spanish Steps. Go to Piazza Navona, built on the site of the Stadium of Domitian, and admire the Baroque ornamentations of the Trevi Fountain on Piazza di Trevi. Benefit from drop off at your hotel or other central location in Rome suitable to you.

From Rome: Assisi and Orvieto Small Group Tour

7. From Rome: Assisi and Orvieto Small Group Tour

Escape the hustle and bustle of Rome for the day on a full-day tour of Umbria, one of the most picturesque regions of Italy. Rich in vineyards, olive trees, and hill-top villages, the most famous site in the region is the UNESCO World Heritage town of Assisi. Upon arrival at this mystical place, learn about Saint Francis as you wander within the ancient walls. Built on the green slopes of Mount Subasio, the colorful houses of ink stone. narrow streets, flower decked balconies, and noble palaces provide beautiful views. A highlight of your time in Assisi will be a visit to the Basilica of St. Francis to see Renaissance masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue. After lunch, continue to Orvieto to admire the magnificence of its cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture with a glistening façade of stained glass, mosaics, and sculptures. Soak up Orvieto’s charms, and marvel at the countless churches scattered around its historic center. Transfer back to Rome for a hotel drop off in the early evening.

Rome: 3-Hour Baroque Walking Tour

8. Rome: 3-Hour Baroque Walking Tour

Starting from Piazza del Popolo, an enormous square with the city’s second obelisk in the center, which was brought to Rome by Augustus and re-erected here by the architect Domenico Fontana under Sixtus V (1589). In the square, the beautiful church of Santa Maria del Popolo is one of the most interesting in Rome, rich in works of arts and masterpieces of Raphael and Caravaggio. Arrive at the Spanish Steps and Spanish Square with the charming monumental flight of steps (1772), whose sinuous line harmoniously follows the slope of the hill. At its feet is the graceful fountain La Barcaccia by Pietro Bernini. At the top of the Spanish Steps is the Church of Trinità dei Monti with the two cupolas, and in front of its façade is an obelisk, which was taken from the Sallustian Gardens in 1789. Then, go to the Trevi Fountain, the most spectacular fountain in Rome. It was built by two Popes starting in 1730, with the legend that whoever throws a coin in will assure his return to Rome. The large fountain is located along a side of Poli Palace, decorated with statues and bas-reliefs on heaps of rocks and the water gushes from every part. Almost halfway up Via del Corso, the principal Roman street, is the Piazza Colonna with the column of Marcus Aurelius. On the square, you'll find Chigi Palace, the minister’s office. On the opposite side of Via del Corso is the Colonna Gallery. Montecitorio Palace at the square close by with the same name, is the headquartes of the Chamber of Deputies. The Pantheon, the best preserved monument of Ancient Rome and one of the most beautiful, is located in the picturesque Piazza della Rotonda with the wonderful fountain designed by Giacomo Della Porta, surmounted by the little obelisk Ramses II. The Baroque Rome Tour ends at Piazza Navona. Built on the site of the stadium of Domitian (84 AD) used for athletic competitions, in the middle of 17th Century under the pontificate of Innocent X Pamphilj (1644-1655) became the most beautiful square in Rome with the amazing Fountain of the Four Rivers built by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, who designed it as a base for an  Egyptian Obelisk, with the Church of Sant’Agnese in Agone and the Pamphilj Palace built by Girolamo Rainaldi and Francesco Borromini.

Rome: Private Car Tour

9. Rome: Private Car Tour

Visit Rome in a fun and exciting way without sacrificing comfort on this private car tour that is uniquely tailored to your interests. Begin by being picked up at your hotel by your expert guide, and soon discover Rome's historic center, its panoramic point, millenary monuments, and incredible architecture. See the Gianicolo Fountain, a monumental fountain located on Janiculan Hill in Rome. Continue on to St. Peter's Square, which is in front of St. Peter's Basilica, and visit the romantic stairway of the Trinity of the Mountains with the Barcaccia Fountain. Finally, check out the Piazza del Popolo, Piazza Navona and the majestic monuments of the Pantheon and the Colosseum.

Rome: Colosseum & Extraordinary Panoramic Terrace Views

10. Rome: Colosseum & Extraordinary Panoramic Terrace Views

This tour begins with a visit to the most imposing monument in Ancient Rome- the Colosseum. Originally known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, after the emperor that began its construction, it was inaugurated in 80 AD and remains the largest amphitheatre in the world. The symbol of the city, the building inspires reverential awe, affirming the greatness and splendor of Ancient Rome. The amphitheatre could contain between 50,000 and 75,000 spectators, anxious to attend the bloody fights between wild beasts and gladiators. The tour continues as you delve into the Roman Forum, a valley sandwiched between the Palatine Hill, where the city of Rome began, and the Capitoline Hill, the next landmark of your trajectory. The forum constituted the political, religious and commercial center of the city and it is here, lying between glorious temples and arches, that Julius Caesar’s body rests, commemorated by an altar that can still be visited today. Exiting the forum, head to the Capitoline that takes its name from the hill on which it rests. Today, the site is home to the main seat of the municipality of Rome, an interesting choice of location, seeing as during the Roman era the Tarpeian Rock was used as an execution site for traitors of the empire. Your tour will end on a terrace with extraordinary views of the entire ancient valley. An unforgettable image that will surely be amongst your most treasured memories of Rome.  

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I have done so many tours around Italy, but I am telling you, this is the best way to see Rome! I learned so much of its history in such a short period of time and had ample time to take photos and see the best hidden spots! I also learned secrets and fun little facts about Rome! My tour guide Cuma (ask for him) made sure to tailor it to me and even changed vespas for me (since it didn’t like the sidecar). It was exhilarating. He even bought us gelato at the end and showed me places to eat lunch/dinner at. I can’t say enough good things about this tour.. I saw the best skylines of Rome and all corners of San Pietro! CUMA, you have made this Rome trip an unforgettable experience!! Thank you so much for your effort and fun, genuine personality.

THE BEST DECISION YOU CAN MAKE IS TO TAKE THIS TOUR!!!! Our guides name was Stefano and he was wonderful, he showed us so much of Rome and also thought us a lot of history in each place we went. We almost did not do the tour because we had little time in Rome but Sandra went above and beyond to accommodate our whole day! We appreciated this so much and once the tour was done we were so great full we did it. If you want to get to know Rome and you don’t have a lot of time in the city or even if you do bae time, I recommend you take this tour, you’ll learn a lot and have a lot of fun on the Vespa!

If I could give more than 5 stars for this activity, I would!! This was such a fun morning and gave us an amazing chance to see so much of Rome that we would never have seen on our own. Our driver Cuma was so friendly and chatty. He pointed out so many sites on our journey. During the activity we met with another Vespa group and their driver Roberto gave us so much information on the sites we were visiting and their history. 10/10! Would definitely recommend this activity to anyone visiting Rome.

Very nice tour, also our guide Rosella was great, all the time she clarified doubts, in addition to making the tour very enjoyable and with the best attitude, the driver Salvatore, was very polite, friendly and always willing to help you, I highly recommend it

Very interesting tour. This spot is underrated but recommend for another interesting tour. Guide was informative and shared Interesting tidbits. Would recommend.