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Rome 24-Hour Vespa Primavera Rental

1. Rome 24-Hour Vespa Primavera Rental

Explore Rome from the seat of an iconic vintage or standard Vespa moped and tour the city at your leisure. With 24-hour rental and unlimited mileage you will be able to scoot around the city’s narrow streets with ease, and explore more than you would be able to by public transport. The favorite mode of transport for many Italians, the Vespa is an iconic brand of scooter, manufactured by Piaggio. Its name means “wasp” in Italian, and it has evolved from a single model motor scooter manufactured in 1946, to a full line of scooters produced by the world's 4th largest motorcycle manufacturer. From the seat of an easy to drive vintage or standard Vespa Primavera savor every moment of your vacation, zipping from one place to another in full freedom. Each vehicle comes with an anti-theft chain to secure the bikes as you explore the sights. And its superb agility means you can easily explore hidden corners or ride up to the city’s famous 7 hills. A Garmin GPS system is available on request, or simply get delightfully lost as you discover some of the Eternal City’s less explored neighborhoods and world famous Imperial sites for a full 24 hours.

Panoramic Bus Tour of Rome from Civitavecchia Port

2. Panoramic Bus Tour of Rome from Civitavecchia Port

Head to Rome on a full-day guided panoramic tour of the Eternal City. You’ll be welcomed by your tour leader at the Civitavecchia port, where you’ll board a comfortable air-conditioned coach that will take you to one of the world’s most beautiful, artistic, and charming cities. The first stop is just a stone’s throw away from the Palazzaccio (Palace of Justice) in Piazza dei Tribunali. From here you can admire the most powerful and imposing castle ever built in Rome, Castel Sant’Angelo. Nearby you’ll marvel at magnificent St. Peter's Basilica from the top of Via della Conciliazione. Feast your eyes on the semi-circular colonnades that frame St. Peter's Square, designed and built by Bernini in the 17th century. Choose an optional tour of St. Peter's Basilica, with its Baroque and Renaissance facade that dominates the square and the skyline with its perfectly designed dome. Meet your tour leader at a designated point for the second part of the tour. You'll be driven on the bus for a panoramic ride along the streets near the Tiber, cross it near the Tiberine Island, see the Pyramid of Cestius, and the second largest Roman baths called the Baths of Caracalla. At the end of this amazing panoramic ride, you will stop in Via Petroselli, near the Theatre of Marcellus. When you reach the Capitoline Hill you'll see the beautiful Cordonata that leads to Piazza del Campidoglio. When you reach the Althar of the Fatherland, you will see the famous Via dei Fori Imperiali leading to the Coliseum. Then you'll be able to observe the Traian’s Forum, and continue to the Trevi Fountain where you can toss a coin into the water to ensure that you’ll return to Rome one day! Next on the itinerary is a break for a quick lunch or just an ice cream (gelato), if you prefer. Admire the incredibly well-preserved Pantheon, built as a temple with a massive dome. You may enter to see the tombs of Victor Emanuell II and Raphael. You’ll see Piazza Navona with the 4 Rivers Fountain by Bernini, before ending your visit to Rome and heading back to the Civitavecchia port.

Rome: City Center Highlights Tour by Electric-Assist Bicycle

3. Rome: City Center Highlights Tour by Electric-Assist Bicycle

Rome is a city filled with ancient monuments, bustling city streets, fascinating alleyways, and small, hidden squares. It is a sprawling city with many hills, and by foot it can be completely overwhelming. Today, you'll hop on an E-bike and experience the joys of Rome - from its elegant shopping streets to its ancient monuments - on a fun and healthy day of bike riding! You'll stop off many of the main attractions of Rome, and also have a chance to visit many charming smaller squares and buildings that are lesser-known. Your guide will take you from the Imperial Forum all the way through to the Pantheon and will share all about the history and curiosities that have made Rome's story - from its foundation to the present day. Morning Tour Highlights: Colosseum Imperial Forums Piazza Venezia and Vittoriano monument Trevi Fountain Spanish Steps Piazza del Popolo Park of Villa Borghese and scenic view of Rome Piazza Navona (former Stadium of Domitian) Pantheon Jewish ghetto and Portico di Ottavia Theatre of Marcellus Panoramic view of the Roman Forum Afternoon Tour Highlights: Colosseum Circus Maximus and view of the Palatine Aventine Hill and Orange Garden with a romantic view of Rome, including Saint Peter’s dome Trastevere Santa Maria in Trastevere basilica Piazza Farnese Hidden charming alleys: the soul of real Rome Piazza Navona (former Stadium of Domitian) Pantheon Jewish ghetto and Portico di Ottavia Theater of Marcellus Panoramic view of the Roman Forum

Civitavecchia: Shore Excursion to Rome

4. Civitavecchia: Shore Excursion to Rome

Start your Roman adventure at 9:00 AM as you exit from your cruise ship. At the ship's Pier, you will be greeted by your friendly and professional driver/guide. Once you hop in your comfortable, air-conditioned minivan you will set off on your adventure.  Your driver will take you to all the most historical and socially significant landmarks in Rome. For those pressed for the time, this is the greatest way to ensure you see the main attractions of the city, all in 7-hours. During each stop you can hop-off the van and walk around, taking beautiful holiday snaps as you do. In the vehicle, you will enjoy the benefit of an audioguide in English. At each stop, you will be able to learn the basic history of each fascinating location.  During your tour, you will visit: Vatican City and St. Peter's Cathedral (1-hour), Colosseum (40-minutes), Piazza Venezia (15-minutes), Trevi Fountain (20-minutes), Spanish Steps (30-minutes), Pantheon (30-minutes), Piazza Novona (20-minutes) and the Panoramic View (15-minutes). Once you have visited all these major landmarks, you will be taken back to your cruise terminal, 1-hour before your ship departs and no later than 5:00 PM, ensuring a relaxing end to an exciting day.

From Civitavecchia: Escorted Shore Excursion to Rome

5. From Civitavecchia: Escorted Shore Excursion to Rome

Once your cruise arrives at the port of Civitavecchia, meet your tour leader and hop on the bus which will take you to Rome. During the journey, you'll receive a historical introduction to the city. Upon arrival in Rome, embark on a walking tour to some of the most famous landmarks in the city. From the arrival point, be accompanied by your expert tour leader to San Pietro Square, where you will have some free time before continuing with the tour. Walk towards Piazza Venezia where you can see the imposing Monumento de la Patria. This monument was built in honor of Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of a united Italy. See other landmarks including the Pantheon, the Castel Sant'Angelo, Piazza Navona, among others. Make a wish at the Trevi Fountain while admiring the many details of this beautiful work of art carved entirely from marble. Enjoy some free time to eat at one of the many restaurants in the area. Then, admire the exterior of Colosseum, one of the most impressive feats of Roman architecture. Return to the departure point where you will board your bus to take you back to the port of Civitavecchia.

Rome In A Day Full-Day Tour by Electric-Assist Bike

6. Rome In A Day Full-Day Tour by Electric-Assist Bike

Explore the beauty of the “Eternal City” on a full-day bike tour, either on a quality trekking bike or an electrically assisted bicycle - that makes climbing Roman hills effortless. Meet your guide close to the Colosseum for an impressive view of the mighty arena of the Roman Republic. Then, continue to the Imperial Forum to see the temples dedicated to the gods of Ancient Rome. Cycle down small alleys, admiring Renaissance and Baroque palaces and churches along the way. Your local guide will lead you to some of Rome’s hidden and most famous squares and fountains, such as the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, and Piazza del Popolo. Learn some of Rome’s 2,000-year history as you pedal, pausing at sites such as the Castel Sant'Angelo, Piazza Venezia, and Villa Borghese. Take a break for a typical Italian lunch in an authentic trattoria, along with short breaks for a historical explanation, and possibilities to take pictures. After a ride in the quaint Trastevere, pedal up Capitoline Hill for a breathtaking panoramic view of the Roman Forum and to experience one of the legendary Seven Hills of Rome. Admire Michelangelo’s urban planning on the main square of the Capitoline, and bike to the Vatican City for a view of St. Peter’s Basilica and Bernini’s graceful colonnades.

Rome: Colosseum and Vatican City Full-Day Guided Tour

7. Rome: Colosseum and Vatican City Full-Day Guided Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Rome in the morning, and then journey by minivan with an English-speaking driver/guide to the main monuments of the Eternal City. Skip the long lines to the Colosseum and get more time to follow in the footsteps of Roman emperors and fearless gladiators. Continue to the Roman Forum to explore the heart of public life in Ancient Rome. Get amazing views from Capitoline Hill and see Trajan's Column on Piazza Venezia. Discover the temple to all gods at the Pantheon, throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain and see the house where Keats lived at the Spanish Steps. Admire Bernini's fountain in Piazza Navona before getting some time for lunch. Spend the afternoon in the vast galleries of the Vatican Museum and enter Michelangelo's miraculous Sistine Chapel. Continue to St. Peter's Basilica, where highlights of the cathedral include Bernini's beautiful baldacchino, Michelangelo's Pietà and the tombs of 91 popes.

Rome: Vespa 125cc 24-Hour Scooter Rental

8. Rome: Vespa 125cc 24-Hour Scooter Rental

Discover Rome like a native Roman with a 24-hour scooter rental of a comfortable Vespa LX 125cc. Enjoy the freedom of the roads, and feel the wind on your face as you discover the sights you want to see. Save money on expensive taxi fares. Ideal for a short stay, the Vespa rental will allow you to explore most of Rome’s main tourist spots in a very short time. Each Vespa comfortably seats 2 people. Scoot around the monuments of Ancient Rome, such as the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Pantheon. Make like a modern day Renaissance man in Piazza Venezia, and doff your helmet to the pope in the Vatican City. All are easy to reach by Vespa. If it's your first time in Rome, the local staff will be happy to give you the best information about the city, telling you where to go and what to do.

Best of Rome by E-Bike

9. Best of Rome by E-Bike

On this 3-hour private e-bike tour enjoy an evening ride to the Forum Boarium, which is the oldest standing building in Rome. Ride to the Aventine Hill for a panoramic view from the Orange Garden. Ride to the Colosseum, which is the city’s most-recognizable monument. Head up the Capitoline Hill, for a sweeping view of the Roman Forum. Stop at Piazza Venezia, home to the iconic Trevi Fountain. Explore the high-end shopping district and stop at the Spanish Steps. Head for the Pantheon – the magnificent Roman temple. See Piazza Navona, featuring the Fountain of the 4 Rivers. Stop at St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City, and then head back, passing the lively area of Campo de' Fiori.

From Civitavecchia: Full-Day Rome Cruise Shore Excursion

10. From Civitavecchia: Full-Day Rome Cruise Shore Excursion

Enjoy a full-day tour of Rome, including lunch and round-trip transfers from the cruise terminal at Civitavecchia. Transfer to Rome city center by coach, stopping at the Vatican’s St Peter’s Square on arrival. Admire the dome of St Peter's Basilica and the colonnades by Bernini on St. Peter’s Square. Then, follow your guide along the cobbled streets of Italy’s ancient capital. Climb the Spanish Steps, linking Piazza di Spagna and Piazza Trinità dei Monti. Enjoy panoramic views from the top of the baroque staircase, before going to another baroque icon of Rome at the Trevi Fountain. Throw a coin into the fountain to ensure you one day return to Rome! Next, admire the domed temple of the Pantheon. See its well-preserved Corinthian columns. Break for lunch, before going to Piazza Venezia and Palatine Hill. Marvel at one of the largest archaeological sites in the world, before exploring the Roman Forum, site of the Roman Republic’s political, administrative, and religious life. Learn the history of the Roman Empire and the ruins that surround you. End at the mighty Colosseum, and see the remains the world's largest amphitheater. Imagine the battle scenes between the gladiators and fearsome beasts, put on for the public and emperors. Walk around the still-imposing exterior, before boarding the coach for the return transfer to Civitavecchia.

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What people are saying about Piazza Venezia

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based on 543 reviews

This was a wonderful way to see many of the major sites of the city. Our guide Alassadro chose a route through the city that had almost no car traffic, and he provided Roman history and interesting info interspersed through the day. He also provided a great lunch recommendation for after our tour!

We had a great tour along all kinds of highlights in Rome. Catharina explained it all well and in a pleasant way. Was also very relaxed in a group of 6. Was all in English, although we would get a Dutch guide, easy to follow

Best guide Caterina! Excellent, interesting and very enjoyable way to learn about ancient Rome while bicycling through modern Rome!

Friendly service extremely easy to organise and enjoyed seeing the sights of Rome at a pace that suited us

Great day, great bikes and our guide Andrea was super sweet and patient