Imagine zipping around Rome a la Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday on the back of a shiny red Vespa. Is there anything more glamorous or exciting??
Rome is one of my favourite cities in the entire world. The history, the energy, the lifestyle, the food, the shopping, the light.... I could go on and on. The city is, quite simply, magical. To experience it in a truly Roman way, I discovered Scooteroma Tours a few years ago when I was visiting Rome. I knew right away that it was the perfect way to jet around the city in the crazy summer heat in the most chic way possible.
On my most recent trip there last month, I knew I wanted to do it again as it was one of my favourite travel memories. There is nothing cooler than Annie pulling up with her shiny red Vespa for you to hop on the back and scooter around Rome. Annie is a blast and you'll have a great time right from the start! Forget larger organized tour groups - this is the way to go. You'll get to see the coolest parts of Rome from her most famous ancient sights to quiet, hidden gems, and some of the most beautiful viewpoints of the city from Rome's surrounding hills. Along the way, you'll stop for some fantastic espresso or iced coffee, and some delicious organic gelato - it is Rome, after all!
There are a few different tours to pick from, and you can also tailor it. Decide from four tours, including: Classic Vespa Tour; Foodie Vespa Tour; Street Art Vespa Tour; and, Cinema Vespa Tour. We picked the Classic Tour, which Annie tailored to show me some things I hadn't seen during my first trip. Enjoy seeing things like the ancient Appian Way, ancient Gates to the city, ancient aqueducts, zoom past the curved road surrounding the Colosseum (enjoying both the front and back views), the jaw-dropping views from Palatine Hill and Janiculum Hill, the buzzy roads around Monti (one of Rome's coolest neighbourhoods), the stunning leafy neighbourhood of Trastevere (my personal favourite area of Rome), and lesser known but incredible sights such as Santa Sabina (one of Rome's oldest churches dating back to 422 AD!) - and more!
Annie and her team are excellent drivers and take safety seriously, so you don't need to worry - you're in good hands! It may seem a bit pricey, but it is honestly worth it. You'll spend about four hours together on a private tour of the city seeing more than you could possibly accomplish on your own. I would also recommend going with Scooteroma over other Vespa tours which tend to be more focused on either renting the scooters out or have larger tour groups so you have less interaction and less personalization.
Scooteroma has a fab Instagram account to follow along with (@scooteromatours). From doing this tour twice, and wanting to do it again the next time I go, you'll always remember riding that iconic Vespa through Rome with the wind on your face and pretending to be Audrey Hepburn or a real Roman (even if just for a few hours)!