Rome Vespa Tour: Highlights of the Seven Hills of Rome

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Rome Vespa Tour: Highlights of the Seven Hills of Rome information and booking

4 hours
Departs from
Your centrally located Rome hotel
Returns to
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Tour description provided by Viator

Combine history with adventure on a 3-hour tour of the hills of Rome by classic Vespa scooter! As your private guide drives, enjoy the wind in your hair and take in the highlights of Rome's historic seven hills. See the impressive Baths of Caracalla on Caelian Hill and cruise along ancient Appian Way. Take a break on Palatine Hill and soak up views of the Colosseum and Ancient Rome. If there ever was an ancient city to see on the back of a Vespa, it's Rome!

Populated with Rome's gorgeous parks, buildings and monuments, the historic Seven Hills of Rome appeal to history buffs and scenic sightseers alike. Nowadays, only Capitoline Hill is considered a real hill, while the other six are simply higher mounds of land defined by ancient volcanic ridges. There’s no better form of transport to truly experience these hills than by Vespa, admired the world over ever since Audrey Hepburn rode one in the classic film Roman Holiday.

Your tour starts when your private guide meets you at your central Rome hotel and gives you a comprehensive safety briefing before you hop on the back of your Vespa. Choosing the best route to avoid any traffic, your guide will take you on a scenic drive, stopping at highlights to explain each hill's history.

Head to Caelian Hill, where you’ll visualize its former splendor at the vast ruins of the Baths of Caracalla. Then cruise down the nearby Appian Way, one of the first paved roads in history. Pass the tranquil Orange Garden on Aventine Hill, and stop to admire an unforgettable keyhole view of St Peter's Basilica at the Piazza of the Knights of Malta. Ride to Capitoline Hill, sandwiched between the Roman Forum and Piazza Venezia, before passing the majestic Qurinal Palace on Quirnal Hill.

After a stop on Palatine Hill for views of Rome's Colosseum, head over to the Aurelian Walls to see the incredible defensive structure that once circled the Seven Hills. The land by these ancient city walls is home to one of Rome's lesser-known treasures, the unique Pyramid of Cestius -- perfect for a photo stop!

Cross the Tiber River to visit Rome's other notable hills, passing the boat-shaped Tiber Island as you go! Stop with your guide to enjoy panoramic views of Rome's churches, piazzas and monuments from Janiculum Hill, and ride to the must-see St Peter's Square on Vatican Hill.

After seeing more of Rome's ancient sights than you could ever expect to see on a coach or walking tour, your friendly guide will drop you off at your chosen central Rome location or your hotel.

What's included

  • Private vespa tour
  • Driver/guide
  • Use of a helmet

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees