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Best Segway Tours in Rome

If you want your next visit to Rome to be different, why not do it aboard a Segway? In "the Eternal City" you will find different attractions and rental services to enjoy with these two-wheeled companions.

Laura Gómez

Laura Gómez

10 min read

Best Segway Tours in Rome

Segway Tour of Rome | ©Segway Rome Tours

With more than 2500 years of history, the Italian capital is one of the most visited and most desired cities. One of those places that you will commonly hear: you have to visit at least once in your life. Rome has so many things to see and do, and it is a real challenge to get to know them all.

But don't worry! if you have a tight schedule, or just want to get to know it in a different way, how about a ride aboard a segway? These vehicles are a very original and fun option to visit the must-see sites of this wonderful city.

1. A walk through ancient Rome? This is the option

Segway in Rome| ©Sean MacEntee
Segway in Rome| ©Sean MacEntee

To say "Ancient Rome" may sound a bit strange. And if you visit this city, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you should know that a huge architectural legacy that began millennia ago, marked by military and political power, mythological beliefs and the desire to express the greatness of the Roman Empire, one of the most important and successful in history, awaits you.

In the tour that I explain here, ancient history is the protagonist.

A space that usually includes this tour is the Roman Forum. The complex, considered one of the greatest examples of splendor of the Roman Empire, was the core of the religious and public life of the time and of which today survive remains of columns, arches and temples visited by millions of people every year.

Another work of the period that is usually included in this tour is the Teatro di Marcello, one of the largest in Rome.

Ancient history is usually completed with a stop at the Largo di Torre Argentina, a series of ruins of temples and government spaces where (in case you didn't know) Julius Caesar was assassinated, marking the end of a stage of Roman history.

The tour may also include some more "recent" sites that, from the historical perspective of the city, may well be over 500 years old, right? Well, one of them is the Ghetto of Rome instituted in the mid 1500's and considered the second oldest in the world.

Today it is a neighborhood that goes unnoticed by many, but it is quite an eclectic haven with cafes, restaurants and of course Jews going about their daily lives. If you have more time, you can come back another day and enjoy it more calmly, because it is worth discovering everything you can do in this Jewish quarter of Rome.

Another site of more recent history that you can get to know in this tour is the Piazza del Campidoglio, located on the most sacred hill of ancient Rome and considered the only remaining Renaissance square in the city.

Details of interest in the circuit

  • Total duration of the tour: 3 hours.
  • Starting point: Piazza Capo di Ferro, 20, 00186 Roma RM, Italy. Arrival is also at the same place.
  • Price: From 69 €.
  • Other things you should know: This tour allows a maximum of 6 participants who will be accompanied by a guide. The time allotted for each of the stops varies between 5 and 15 minutes, which in a city that is usually so crowded is a luxury! So prepare your camera and everything you need before leaving and make the most of each scene. I recommend that you check these and other details (language of the tour, protective equipment, itinerary, etc.) when you make your reservation.

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2. A tour of the must-see sights of the Eternal City

Taking a picture inside the Colosseum| ©Jametlene Reskp
Taking a picture inside the Colosseum| ©Jametlene Reskp

Tours on this tour usually include three of Rome' s must-see monuments.

You will especially enjoy great and attractive views of "the Eternal City" such as those from the Aventine Hill, a panoramic view of historic buildings on Via dei Fori Imperiali and other great millenary works such as the Roman Forum or the Circus Maximus.

The Roman Colosseum is usually part of this tour, although of course it is a monument that you can not miss in any case. If you wish, here is some information about tickets to the Colosseum.

This, the largest amphitheater of Roman culture was used from the beginning for public spectacles where gladiators and wild beasts of all kinds were the center of attention. To learn more about its history, I recommend the guided tours of the Colosseum.

And continuing with the competitions and shows, the tour usually makes a stop at the Circus Maximus, a huge horse racing track and grandstands with space for about 300 thousand attendees!

Today it is a beautiful, green public space popular with locals and visitors alike, as a visit to the Circus Maximus is also a must. Nearby is the Bocca della Verità, a medieval sculpture that is said to be an ancient lie detector - have you tried it?

The Via dei Fori Imperiali is usually part of the tour, a long street in the historic center of Rome that connects on one side to the Roman Colosseum and on the other, Piazza Venezia and its Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II. The latter, to pay homage to the first king of Italy after unification: Victor Emmanuel II.

And to see the city from above, the Aventine Hill. If you climb this hill, you will better understand a famous myth: that of Romulus and Remus.

According to the legend, where one of the brothers decides to kill the other for not supporting him on which hill (Aventine or Palatine) to found the city, Rome ended up being founded on Mount Palatine. Over time, the Aventine was also incorporated into the perimeter and, today, the most beautiful parks in the city can be enjoyed here.

The Garden of Orangery and the Square of the Knights of Malta are also located on the top of the Aventine Hill and are among the best viewpoints in Rome.

Here, there is a door through which everyone queues up waiting their turn to lookthrough the lock.

Details of interest in the tour

  • Total duration of the tour: 3 hours.
  • Starting point: Via dei Delfini, 35, 00186 Roma RM, Italy. The return is to the same place of departure.
  • Price: From 55 €.
  • Other things you should know: This tour is limited to 8 people accompanied by a guide. The time allotted for each of the sites has an average of 8.5 minutes and, as I said, it is a time that you should take advantage of and avoid setbacks as much as possible. Check in advance these and other details about the tour when you make your reservation.
    Now, be well prepared and enjoy a long tour of this great city!

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3. Villa Borghese and city center natural environment

Downtown by Segway| ©David Brice
Downtown by Segway| ©David Brice

If you are looking for a more relaxed experience connected to nature, with trees, water areas and people picnicking, this tour will fascinate you!

The itinerary is designed to cover several attractions in Villa Borghese, which usually tops the list of Rome's most important parks. It then extends to the Via del Corso sector, where you will complement your route with other gems of the history of this, the "Eternal City".

Starting with Villa Borghese, this lung of the city has an extension of 80 hectares that also has museums, galleries and other spaces for cultural and recreational activities immersed in a green and harmonious environment.

Among the attractions of this park is the Terrazza del Pincio, one of the most popular viewpoints in Rome that houses a well-known and ingenious element: the Water Clock.

Other small stops along the way are the Temple of Diana, adorned with the animals that, according to mythology, this goddess of the hunt represents, and the Borghese Gallery, which contains one of the largest private art collections in the world.

The "green" tour usually includes other stops. One of these will be at the Bioparco di Roma, a beautiful zoo hidden in this Roman Eden.

The next will be at the Temple of Aesculapius, a popular romantic lakefront postcard, and the last at Piazza di Siena, the site of Italy's most important equestrian events since the 1920s.
Then, the panorama will change to the city center and Via del Corso is an option to continue. Here you will find the Basilica Parrocchiale San Lorenzo in Lucina, one of the oldest Christian churches in Rome (from the 4th century!).

By the way, this neighborhood, one of the most charming in the city and recognized by some as "the true center" of Rome, is known as Campo Marzio, as this is where an altar dedicated to the god Mars (or Marzio) was located in ancient times.

A few minutes later, you will find the Pantheon, an imperial work that survived a fire almost 2 thousand years ago and with a lot of history to tell. I suggest you take a guided tour of the Pantheon apart to learn more about its past. A few meters ahead, the huge columns in honor of Emperor Hadrian in Piazza di Pietra loom. The busy Piazza di Spagna and its long Staircase of the Trinità del Monte are also often part of the tour.

To finish the circuit, an area with art galleries and restaurants such as Via Margutta is worth visiting and, shortly after, stop to admire the Piazza del Popolo.

Entering this square must be done through the "Main Gate" that ancient Rome had as access to Italy and the rest of the continent. How incredible, isn't it?

Details of interest in the tour

  • Total duration of the tour: 2 hours.
  • Starting point: Piazza del Popolo, Rome RM, Italy. The return is to the same place of departure.
  • Price: From 46 €.
  • Other things you should know: The tour includes a guide accompanying the group. The limit of participants is not specified, but these tours are usually done with small groups. All stops on the circuit are 3 to 5 minutes, but are enjoyable from start to finish. Check in advance the details about the tour (stops, schedules, language, equipment, etc.) when making your reservation.
    As in the previous case, be well prepared and make the most of this express tour.

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4. Rome by night

View towards the bridge and Castel Sant'Angelo| ©Jose Mateo Jurado
View towards the bridge and Castel Sant'Angelo| ©Jose Mateo Jurado

As the name suggests, this tour is done under the light of the night sky. It is another very interesting perspective to get to know a very active city at night and it will also save you sunscreen!

The first stop on the tour is usually Castel Sant'Angelo. Originally, this intimidating structure was erected to serve as a mausoleum for Emperor Hadrian around the year 130.

Over time, it gained its role as the city's fortress, to the point that popes would move there to live during times of unrest. It was also used as a prison and today, it is a very important museum of the city.

Afterwards, the tour usually continues through the illuminated streets towards Piazza Navona.

This square, the most famous of all in Rome, was one of the meeting and recreational places where the Romans used to say goodbye to the long, hot summer evenings...perhaps not so different from today, don't you think?

Another attraction that is usually included is the Ponte Sisto, a bridge over the Tiber from where you can see the most representative symbol of Rome: the Colosseum. And before you say goodbye to this magical night, which by the way will be with a flourish, how about the Trevi Fountain?

Day or night, it is simply one of the most visited. Just be sure to bring some coins.

Details of interest in the tour

  • Total duration of the tour: 3 hours.
  • Departure point: Lungotevere Castello, 50, 00186 Roma RM, Italy. The return is to the same place of departure.
  • Price: From 72 €.
  • Other things you should know: The tour includes a guide accompanying the group. Space is limited to 8 participants. As this is an evening tour, it has a fixed departure at 7 p.m.

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All tours at a glance

  • Ancient Rome
  • Roman Forum, Largo di Torre Argentina, Capitoline Hill, Campidoglio Square, Teatro di Marcello and Rome Ghetto (*Itinerary subject to change).
  • From 69 €.
  • Rome great views
  • Circus Maximus, Roman Colosseum, Roman Forum, Via dei Fori Imperiali, Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II in Piazza Venezia, Monte Aventino, Teatro di Marcello and Piazza della Bocca della Verità (*Itinerary subject to change).
  • From 55 €.
  • Rome natural environment
  • Terrazza del Pincio, the Water Clock, Temple of Diana, Borghese Gallery, Bioparco di Roma, Temple of Aesculapius, Piazza di Siena, Via del Corso, Basilica Parrocchiale, Campo Marzio, Pantheon, Piazza di Pietra, Piazza di Spagna, Staircase of the Trinity of the Mount, Via Margutta of the historic center and Piazza del Popolo (*Itinerary subject to change).
  • From 46 €.
  • Rome by night
  • Castel Sant'Angelo, Piazza Navona, Ponte Sisto and Trevi Fountain (*Itinerary subject to change).
  • From 72 €.

Some tips to make this the best experience

Using a Segway| ©Harriet Wood
Using a Segway| ©Harriet Wood

Here are some final tips that will be very useful to enjoy your excursion from beginning to end. Anyway, I recommend you to review in detail the different specifications for your tour.

  • In each tour you will receive a session to learn how to safely drive these vehicles, so it is expected that each participant has the optimal physical conditions (age, maximum weight, not pregnant and other additional conditions that you can specify) to make the tour.
  • Some tours are offered in English as the standard language. If you are looking for Spanish, check with the provider in advance to see what other options they have for you.
  • You can carry with you (and it is recommended) a small bag on your back with a drink, sunscreen and other personal items. That light bag that always accompanies you on any tour will suffice.