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Rome Golf Cart Exclusive Private Tour

1. Rome Golf Cart Exclusive Private Tour

They say that a lifetime is not enough to see Rome, but you sure can cover a lot of it with a 3-hour private golf cart tour. Rome is full of small and narrow streets and limited driving zones. With a golf cart, the city becomes more manageable, and you will learn about the monuments and neighborhoods from your private guide.  The tour will begin at your hotel and from there take you on a 3-hour adventure throughout the city. See the marvelous fountain at Piazza della Repubblica, then it's off to the Santa Maria Maggiore church, before a ride down Via Cavour and on to the grand Via dei Fori Imperiali, towards the Colosseum. Pass the Palatine hill and the Circus Maximus. A tour on a golf cart allows you to zigzag around the city and truly get off the beaten path, and see one of the secrets of Rome: the keyhole! Circle down to the Piramide Cestius, through Testaccio, and arrive at the Mouth of Truth. Watch as visitors slip their hand into the famous mouth and learn the story behind this Roman legend. Remember, you can always stop for a coffee or a gelato and learn the trick to ordering these Italian delights. You will pass by Largo Argentine, where Julius Caesar was murdered, and visit the thriving market at Campo di Fiori. See the locals bargain over vegetables, fruits and flowers. Just around the corner you'll find Piazza Navona, a Baroque gem and the location of Bernini's Four Rivers Fountain. And of course, your tour would not be complete without seeing the historic highlights of the Pantheon, the delightful Trevi Fountain, and the towering Spanish Steps. After three intense hours, your driver will head back to your hotel. Take some time to contemplate all the amazing sights and amusing stories your private guide has shared with you throughout the tour.

Testaccio: Guided Food Tasting Tour

2. Testaccio: Guided Food Tasting Tour

Experience Rome like a local, in an authentic neighborhood where people live, eat and shop. Together we will explore the local markets, meet the vendors who have been there for generations, and taste the most delicious pasta. We start our walking tour at Panificio Passi, where you'll taste some of the best food this long-standing family owned bakery has to offer. Then, we take a stroll down the road to Masto for some of Italy's finest meats and cheeses – and a glass of local wine. We'll follow this with a walk through the famous Mercato Testaccio, sampling some of the best bruschetta and buffalo mozzerella. Ready for pasta? We'll taste 3 Roman classic pastas at Flavio al Velavevodetto. What Italian food tour isn't complete without authentic gelato – We skip the stuff you see along the tourist paths and head to one of our favourites, which has been serving gelato since 1914. Tastings and stops may vary based on the day of the week.

Testaccio: Neighborhood Food Tasting and Market Tour

3. Testaccio: Neighborhood Food Tasting and Market Tour

Start your morning the Italian way with coffee and pastries in a bakery that serves as the meeting point for locals all over the neighborhood. Following a typical day’s schedule, you’ll make your way to the local market to speak with some of the passionate stall owners who have had their stalls for 40 years. Try one of Rome’s famous pizzas as well as cheese from all over Italy. After the market, it's time for lunch. In a nod to the traditional Italian-style lunch, try a pasta that encompasses the history of this neighborhood at a local trattoria paired with local red wine. As you eat, you'll learn more about what meal times typically involve for Italians. End the day by topping all these delicious bites off with gelato as you taste the produce at a historic gelateria serving up flavors that are made on site every morning.

Explore Rome by Night with a Vespa

4. Explore Rome by Night with a Vespa

Do you want to explore Rome by night in style and complete autonomy? Then rent a 125cc Vespa and zip around the city like the locals do. Your itinerary is up to you, but highlights you might wish to check out at Piazza Navona, the Campo de Fiori, Trastevere and the famous Monte Mario. This is an experience not to be missed for those wanting to see how Italy's capital city comes to life at night. Your rental includes everything you need to make your adventure safe and comfortable. Simply get on your Vespa to discover the magic and mystery of Rome by night.

Underground Secrets of the Celius Hill

5. Underground Secrets of the Celius Hill

Explore the many legends and myths hidden here on this truly exciting tour. Get to know the diversity of Roman history, and learn why the Eternal City is also called "Tiramisu". Ring the doorbell of the local nuns, climb into the Roman depths, marvel at the mysterious comics on church walls, and stroll through one of the most beautiful parks in Rome.

Rome: City Highlights Vespa Tour with Driver

6. Rome: City Highlights Vespa Tour with Driver

Embark on a Roman adventure on the back of a Vespa. See Rome's iconic landmarks and listen to your local guide and driver's informational tidbits as your zig-zag through bustling and charming alleyways and streets. Dive straight into Roman culture and feel like a local as your driver scoots your around the capital's striking piazzas, basilicas, and fountains. See the most famous sights in Rome and learn about the city's history from your local guide. Get off the beaten track and explore the hidden treasures of the city, as well. In true Italian fashion, stop for an included coffee or gelato in a local neighborhood. At the end of your tour, ask your guide to drop you off anywhere in the city.

Rome: Eat like a Roman in Testaccio

7. Rome: Eat like a Roman in Testaccio

Join a like-minded local and eat your way around Testaccio, the birth place of Roman cuisine. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Start your four-hour tour with a cup of espresso or a caffè macchiato at your guide's favorite pasticceria. Head to one of the guide’s favorite bars for a classic aperitivo. Taste some local cheese and deli meats, and sip on an Aperol Spritz. Explore the neighborhood, stopping at the Testaccio market. Sample Roman street food and seasonal delicacies and try a local craft beer. Learn about Rome’s culinary culture of using in-season and simple ingredients to create incredible dishes. End the experience indulging in some delicious gelato from one of the neighborhood's best gelaterias.

Rome: Colosseum and Pyramid of Cestius Vespa Tour

8. Rome: Colosseum and Pyramid of Cestius Vespa Tour

Enjoy riding a Vespa around Rome and have the time of your life. Drive yourself or take a guided ride and feel exhilarated as you see the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and other iconic sites. Trust us; it's the best way to get around. Fancy driving? No worries, rent your own Vespa and experience first-hand how Italians travel. Take your partner, child, or friend with you on the back and make memories that will last a lifetime. Not feeling brave enough? Don't worry, you can jump on the back of a Vespa and embark on a tour around Rome with a guide. Weave in and out the streets, alleyways, and through neighborhoods such as Testaccio, Trastevere, and Aventine Hill to visit famous sites and discover hidden gems. 

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What people are saying about Testaccio

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 69 reviews


A super fun experience. Rome from another point of view. It is amazing to move freely through the streets and lose yourself. In addition the treatment of the store staff has been wonderful. They include some sandwiches to your liking and water as well as backpacks and magnets. Great experience that we recommend to everyone! Many thanks!! Isaac and Marta from Madrid !!

Kudos to our guide, Nesim!!!!! The tour was very informative, fun and above all DELICIOUS!!!! It was a great experience and we learned a lot about Rome and its cuisine! We also got a lot of insider tips from our guide, Nesim, the tour is highly recommended!!!

Wonderfully elaborated walk through an interesting and authentic part of the city with many delicious impressions of Roman cuisine. Lots of interesting information.

Tailor-made tour of Rome with a guide who spoke French very well and who generously introduced us to the city. Thanks to Sabrina.

Our food guide showed us great food locations and gave us lots of good tips about eating and drinking in Rome. We recommend!!!