We’ve all seen the movies of people riding a Vespa in Rome. The actors ride with the flow of traffic with a big smile on their faces, happy music plays and the actors are relaxed while sightseeing the Eternal City. Then there are the movies where there are chase scenes in Rome, cars careening around corners, darting in and out of traffic, barely missing a head on collision with a bus, horns blaring and tires screeching all the while the actors remain, amazingly, unscathed. Which is the real Rome? Sorry folks but it’s the latter one. For Romans, Rome traffic is normal and all part of a day in the life of Rome. For tourists it’s a heart racing, terrifying journey through a loud hectic city. Why don’t we see many accidents in Rome? Easy, the Romans know how to drive. Those accidents you do see are usually terrified tourists who shouldn’t be in a rental car in the middle of Rome.
That being said, one of the best tours one can do is a Vespa tour of Rome. No, we are not suggesting getting a Vespa and taking on Roman traffic by yourself. Try a driver and Vespa. Your driver will take you through Rome to see all the sights, lay out a plan to avoid the worst traffic and will deliver you safe and sound to each and every historical site. A Vespa lets you drive streets that are too narrow for a taxi or tour bus. It’s a fun and exciting way to see Rome. After the first few hesitant moments you will find yourself having the time of your life with a truly reliable and safe driver.
By the end of the tour you will be asking yourself if you are experienced enough to tackle Rome by yourself. Sorry, but the answer is still no. However, you can ask to go on another Vespa tour to see areas you did not get a chance to see earlier. By the time you leave Italy you will be thinking about buying a Vespa of your own for use at home.0