Traveling to Roma? We have some top suggestions for you! Believe us, there are more than just 10 things to do in Rome and these are highlights travelers to the Eternal City should not miss. See why the city is ever so timeless with a visit to…
1) Trevi Fountain.
Ever heard the saying “find a penny, pick it up, all day long you’ll have good luck” ? In Rome’s most famous baroque fountain, instead of scrounging for pennies- try to give a euro. Do so and lady luck will find a way to bring you back to the city of la dolce vita. The Trevi fountain, made famous by Fellini’s La Dolce Vita and Audrey’s Roman Holiday, was constructed in the 15th century and was built to mark the end of a 14 mile long aqueduct that previously supplied fresh water to the old Roman bath-houses. Now, The Trevi is a Roman icon and its luck extends not only to ensuring your return Roman Holiday, but to the do-gooders of Rome. The near €4,000 well wishers chuck in DAILY goes towards the local charity Caritas! Talk about a win win situation!
You absolutely cannot, I repeat must not miss seeing the Colosseum and all of its glory when in Rome. Walk past it at night on a full moon with a gelato and you’ll swear you were actually vacationing in heaven. The Colosseum is one of the world’s greatest architectural wonders, built merely of concrete and stone almost 2000 years ago (!), and served as the largest amphitheater during the Roman Empire. Luckily, when you take a Segway tour of Rome you will be able to make a stop and be guided through this stunning landmark.
3) Vatican City.
See a new country! Well, okay it is not exactly an entirely different country but it is its own land-locked autonomous city-state with its own laws, customs and even currency! Ever heard of the Vatican Bank? Of course, there is way more to see in the country other than banks but rather museums, incredible gardens, the Sistine chapel (!), St. Peters basilica and much more! The Sistine chapel is a must within the Vatican Museums. However, wait times to enter the Vatican are notorious for being hours on end and rather uncomfortable especially in the warmer travel months. Biggest advice you must take: Get tickets online for the Vatican Museum in advance HERE!!! And please pay attention to signs that communicate advanced ticket holders, they are easy to miss.
A food tour is the gateway to discovering a new and foreign culture. Local cultures are defined, especially in Italy, to what and how people eat. Rome is exploding with some of the best food on earth! Get the most out of your travel by tasting what is most coveted by local Romans while discovering new flavors. You will never look at the Olive Garden the same after a food tour with our expert foodie insiders.
The pantheon is one of Rome’s most well preserved buildings, albeit being constructed around the same time at the Colosseum- a smidgen shy of 2000 years ago. It was built as a dedication temple to the gods of ancient Rome and it is an attraction in high demand due to its unique architectural geometry which inspired western architecture during the renaissance (i.e. Brunelleschi’s Duomo). See this masterpiece in the flesh! When you visit the pantheon, you will think that it was built with the help of some sort of supernatural powers because it seems too perfect to have been built with technology of 2000 years past.
Not sure how to get to the Trevi? Discover it on a guided Segway tour of Rome! You’ll see much more tips and tricks when you sight seek by segway. Travel fast, see more and have fun with our local (English speaking) expert staff of guides.
7 ) Imperial Forum.
Since you are going to visit the Colosseum, remember I said that it was a must, you now should take a trip to visit the Imperial Forum which is practically a stone’s throw away- no pun intended. The Forum is a collection of ruins dating back to yes, you guessed it, 2000 years ago. It was the center of Roman public life. This is where the Roman Empire made political campaigns, laws, executions, protests, you name it. Even if you aren’t a history nerd, you can’t help but to be completely and utterly stunned by this site. Just knowing this was the old stomping grounds of one of the most powerful empires in human history, is enough to give anyone goosebumps. You’re in luck, this stop is one of the highlights of the Rome guided Tour by Segway includes in the program.
8) Piazza Navona.
A Roman holiday could never be complete without a visit to Piazza Navona, Rome’s most famous public square. Historically, the piazza hosted a series of theatrical productions and cultural rituals. Today, Piazza Navona is buzzing with color, cafès, restaurants and wine bars so that you can bask in the gorgeous glory of some of the finest collection of baroque sculptures, fountains and architecture this country has ever created. (Talk about eye candy.) If you happen to be visiting during late fall, don’t miss seeing this piazza transform into a Christmas bazaar market wonderland.
When in Rome, be like Bacco! Bacco, the god of wine, was a cult figure in Greek and Roman mythology. History says there were festivals dedicated to Bacco (Bacchanalia) where people lavished life by drinking copious amounts of wine and eating like gods for hours on end, basically the ultimate experience for the ancient glutton. You may not quite experience bacchanalia in the year 2000 on a guided wine tour, but you will be able to enjoy some of the most rare, delicious wines produced on the Italian peninsula.
10) Rome Bike Tour
Get some exercise and see more than just top ten sights on a bike tour! Just imagine cruising through bella Roma by bike, catching the breeze while discovering Rome’s best nooks and crannies. On a bike tour, make impromptu stops to learn about a fascinating piece of Roman history and architecture and of course for a gelato. If you are concerned with traffic and how to get around, gain some confidence by taking a bike tour and allow your guide to show you all the tricks to biking in the caput mundi.
Have a great time in Rome! Overwhelmed by all the amazing things to see and do in Rome? Let Rome Segway tours take care of you, most of the best things to do in Rome is included in all of our tour programs. Plus, Rome is huge so you will be able to cover much ground by Segway so that you can tick all the best activities off your list and go home feeling accomplished. We look forward to touring with you in Rome!