Rome Segway Tour
When visiting Rome, there are so many sights to see! The public transport is not great and getting around involves lots of walking. So what better way to nip around the city to all the top attractions than on a Rome Segway Tour!
We chose to go with Segway Fun Rome on their Grand City Tour (EUR70) which is a 3 hour tour covering 12.3km of Rome! We met at their offices in Piazza del Teatro di Pompeo at 10am to start our tour.
Our group was made up of 7 segwayers. Before the tour, we were given training on how to use the segways in the Piazza which was helpful for weaving in and out of the tourists we would encounter! You are also given a bottle of water to stay hydrated in the hot Rome sun and a little bag on the front of your Segway to hold your personal belongings.
Driving a Segway is all about balance. To go forward you literally move your body forward and you will go! To stop you pull your body back to straight. It was a little daunting at first but once we started going, I felt so confident!
The Main Stops on the Tour
Our first stop was Piazza Novona and our guide, Jirka, filled us in on the history behind the architecture of the fountain and church. At each stop we could take pictures (and you can take your helmet off!).
Our next stop was the Vatican where we had time to take photos in front of St Peter’s Basilica. This would usually take 45 minutes to walk to from the centre so a segway is a great way to visit.
We then visited the Trevi Fountain (with an obligatory gelato stop!) and the Spanish steps. We were given slightly longer here which gave us time to climb the steps and take in the views.
We then zipped across the city to the Colosseum before visiting the Roman Forum from a viewpoint. What an absolute treat.
Jirka was a great guide throughout providing us with facts at each location whilst also allowing us time to take pictures and take in the sights. Overall, a Rome Segway Tour is a fantastic way to see all of the sights of Rome (and to save your tired legs) in a really fun way. Segway Fun were great and we will definitely be doing a Segway tour in future!
East London Girl: Segway Fun