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Rome Driving Tour By Vintage Fiat 500

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Rome Driving Tour By Vintage Fiat 500

From $170.05 per person

Get behind the wheel of a vintage Fiat 500 and follow a tour leader's car along a 3-hour panoramic route of Rome. Feel like a celebrity as tourists take pictures of your candy-colored vehicles, and Romans gaze wistfully at their own Fiat 500 memories.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the historic streets of Rome by vintage Fiat 500
  • Get access to areas that large tour buses can't get to
  • Drive along the banks of the River Tiber
  • See sights such as the Colosseum, Arch of Constantine, Circus Maximus
  • Become a modern day charioteer and take charge of the streets of the Eternal City
Full description
Enjoy a panoramic 3-hour sightseeing tour of Rome from behind the wheel of an iconic vintage Fiat 500. Departing from a garage just meters from the Colosseum, you will set off in convoy to see many of the Eternal City’s most historic sights. But you are as much an attraction as the Roman Forum and narrow streets of Trastevere from the seat of your candy-colored car. Stop from time-to-time to take pictures of sites en route, such as the Arch of Constantine and Circus Maximus. See curious sights, such as the secret keyhole of Aventine Hill, and the charming Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta (Piazza of the Knights of Malta). Drive along the Lungotevere, following the banks of the River Tiber. And cross into Trastevere, where the tight streets are a breeze for vehicles as small as the Fiat 500! Your guide will give brief explanations in English or French, before you head off again, never going faster than 18.5 mph (30 kmph). Vehicles even have a soft-top roof so you can enjoy the sun. Stop for a cappuccino or espresso, or one of the most incredible ice creams in Rome. Please note: driver must be in possession of a European Union or an International driving license  If you don’t feel like driving, then a driver can be provided for a small surcharge. The tour is designed to reach spots that the big hop-on, hop-off buses can’t get to. And undoubtedly you’ll feel like a movie star on the red carpet as you turn heads wherever you go. You can choose between 2 different options: a 90-minute tour or a 3-hour tour. 
Includes
  • Car rental
  • Tour leader fees
  • Insurance
  • Fuel
  • Food and beverages
  • Entrance tickets to archaeological site, galleries, villas etc.
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Pick up your vehicle at Via Ostilia 48. The garage is located 200 meters from the Colosseum. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the activity starts.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Driver's license
  • International driver's license

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The Fiat 500s have open-top roofs, so a hat will help protect you from the sun
  • Please note that the precise itinerary might change due to traffic or unforeseeable public events
  • Keep in mind that Fiat 500s are small compared to modern vehicles. Bookings are only accepted for 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children per car
  • The driver must be in possession of and carry with her/him a valid European Union driving license or international driver's license.
  • The driver must be used to driving a MANUAL car. Occasional driving experience with manual cars is not enough to handle the vintage cars; the tour operator reserves the right to refuse to let the car in case the driver is not sufficiently expert to drive a manual car and there will be no refund
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 93 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Unique and exciting way to see Rome

Seeing Rome from behind the wheel of a vintage Fiat 500 was a ton of fun! Being able to quickly get around the city and see certain spots we never would have through normal touristy walking tours was great. The car was relatively easy to drive (be sure you are proficient with a manual transmission, as there are a few hills to deal with), but if you get stressed out in traffic and/or aren't familiar with the aggressive driver/moped traffic in Rome, this may not be for you!

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October 15, 2019

Absolutely brilliant! Worth every penny.

Mostly enjoyable part of our 4 day trip to Rome! Giorgio(MASSIVE THANK YOU TO YOU) our guide was great from the off. Made us feel comfortable and at ease with the car through our journey of busy Rome! Lots of fun winding through the small back streets and watching people take photos of us as we whizzed by :) We would absolutely recommend this tour to everybody. Ciao!

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May 8, 2016

Fantastic!!! A real highlight

The most memorable afternoon of our 10 day 3 city tour of Italy. Paulo our tour guide was very welcoming and a pleasure to spend the afternoon with. We saw parts of Rome that we would never have known about, or accessed without his knowlegde. The car was great fun, easy to get the hang of (40 yrs old so no power steering and 'loose' gears). People were taking our photo as we drove around so felt quite special. I could not recommend this enough. You may feel it a little expensive but we had a great tour, 3 people for 3 hours and such a memorable experience, it was worth every penny

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August 31, 2015

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