Meet Your Guide : Bob the Emperor on the Rome Segway Tour

On this month’s “Meet Your Guide” feature we’ll introduce you to Roberto or, for his friends, Bob The Emperor.

He’s a veteran at Italy Segway Tours, he’s been leading tours since 2011 and he’ll teach you all you need to know about Rome and Segways!

Getting ready for the tour

Name: Bob The Emperor!

Nationality and Hometown? I am Italian and born in Rome, my wonderful birthplace.

Name of tour you lead and where: I usually lead the Imperial Segway tour in the day time, the Baroque Segway night tour and Rome bike tours.

Your favorite part of the tour: The favorite part of the Segway tour is when you see all the customers able to drive it, we are so proud of our teaching and their learning!

Favorite Local Restaurant in your city: For Pizza i like Tettarello, in Rione Monti or Napul’e in the Prati neighbourhood. The restaurant Santa Lucía – closer to Piazza Navona – is another place that I love.

During the tour

One thing visitors to your city can’t miss: In Rome you can’t miss the view of the city from the Oranges Garden on the Aventino Hill,  especially at sunset! Also the walk on the Appiah Way is a must when in Rome.

Favorite Travel Quote? One life is not enough to visit Rome….and travel all around the world!

Roberto leading a Segway Night Tour

What’s next on your travel bucket list? My next trip I hope will be to Patagonia and Terra del Fuego, Argentina! It is a dream of mine to visit those marvelous places.

What’s your best travel tip for those coming to visit Italy? To everyone who wants to visit Italy my advice is: enjoy the food! Italy is the best country, not only for art and history but eating Italian is the joy of gourmets!!!!  And it’s healthy too!

Jewish Artichokes

What’s the food that someone must try in your city before leaving? From the Roman cuisine you have to taste the Carbonara or Amatriciana pasta dish and the Jewish artichokes, so delicious!


What’s the most memorable experience you’ve had on one of your tours? One tour was memorable sharing a laugh with customers about me falling off the Segway!! I have to take care of my group but sometimes my own self isn’t  under control!

Taking pictures!

What do you like most about leading tours? I like it when people are actually paying attention to my explanations. Sometimes art and history seem to be boring but when you are able to catch their interest, you see their eyes shining and you feel satisfied. That makes the difference on leading a tour!


Do you feel like you know Roberto?? When booking  your Segway Tour in Rome, ask for him and you’ll have a blast! See you in Rome!