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Rome Vintage Fiat 500 Self-Drive Tour by Convoy

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Roma, Italy

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Explore Rome as if you were in a classic Italian film on this sightseeing tour by vintage Fiat 500. Following a knowledgeable guide, you’ll drive yourself through the Eternal City in your own Easter egg–colored Fiat, cruising down lanes that are often inaccessible to larger autos. See Roman landmarks like Circus Maximus, the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine, and discover the Garden of the Oranges and other off-the-beaten-path sights, as well. Limited to just 10 people, this tour provides a small-group experience.
  • Follow an expert guide and drive in a convoy through Rome’s pretty, historical streets
  • View Rome’s must-see attractions including the Colosseum, Circus Maximus and the Mouth of Truth
  • Drive through the bustling Trastevere neighborhood and pass through other areas that may be inaccessible to larger vehicles
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 people, ensuring a personalized experience
Professional guide
Use of a vintage Fiat 500
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

Roma - Park Colosseo, Via Ostilia, 48, Via Marco Aurelio, 35/c, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your tour starts in central Rome, where you’ll meet your guide and be paired with your vintage candy-colored Fiat 500, also known as a Cinquecento. Introduced in the 1950s as a fashionable, affordable mode of transport, the Fiat 500 continues to evoke thoughts of dreamy days cruising around Italy in style.

Hop behind the wheel, and listen to a quick briefing about safety and the nuances of operating the Fiat’s manual controls. Then take off in a colorful caravan, following your guide’s car along some of Rome’s quieter roads. Open the soft-top roof to enjoy the sun and fresh air as you drive down charming streets to see some of Rome's top landmarks, like Circus Maximus, the Colosseum, Arch of Constantine and the Mouth of Truth. Take breaks occasionally for photo ops and to hear interesting tidbits about the city from your guide.

In addition to recognizable attractions, venture to lesser-known sights along roads that may be inaccessible to bigger vehicles. Such gems may include the Garden of Oranges, Aventine Keyhole, Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta (Piazza of the Knights of Malta) and the lively Trastevere neighborhood. You’ll also stop for gelato or coffee (own expense) before your tour ends upon return to the starting point.

Please note: The Fiat 500 is small in comparison to most modern-day cars, so with comfort in mind, bookings are allowed for a maximum of three adults per car (or two adults and two children). If you have a bigger group, that’s okay! Up to 10 people can book at a time, and you’ll be split into separate Fiats.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Terme di Caracalla
Discover the ruins of one of the biggest and more sofisticated ancient Roman baths. Big as 15 football pitches, was one of the biggest health centers of ancient Rome times. Not only cold and hot baths, but also Greek and Roman libraries, gyms, theatre, seminar rooms, gardens and fountains. Roman Emperors knew how to WOW the world!
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Circus Maximus
Stop at the Circus Maximus and listen to the echoes of 250k Roman excited at the Ben Hur’s chariot races. Built 400 years before the Colosseum, the Circus Maximus has been for centuries the biggest and ultimate FAST & FURIOUS experience in ancient world. At present, the space is sometimes used for rock concerts. Rolling Stones, Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen played recently for the pleasure of modern Romans.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Il Buco della Serratura
Enjoy the sight of the biggest Renaissance church through a keyhole. You'll see 3 countries in line through the keyhole. A great place for taking pics and selfies of you aboard your cute Fiat 500 classic car.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Parco Savello
Enjoy the sight of the biggest Renaissance church through a keyhole. You'll see 3 countries in line through the keyhole. A great place for taking pics and selfies of you aboard your cute Fiat 500 classic car.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Trastevere
Enjoy whizzing through the tiny streets of Rome aboard your cute tiny Fiat 500, something that your Ferrari or your Lamborghini won't be ever able to do! Say ciao to onlookers busy in taking pictures of you!
Stop At:  
Piazzale Garibaldi
Janiculum terrace: this is probably the terrace from which you'll enjoy the best panoramic view of Rome. Enjoy the sight of the Colosseum, Pantheon, Altare della Patria, and the 100 church domes of Rome.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Porta San Paolo e Museo della Via Ostiense
The 4th biggest ancient Egyptian Pyramid is in Rome, did you know that? Built in 18 BCE, was meant to be the tomb of Gaius Cestius, a wealthy and eccentric ancient Roman. One great reason to visit Rome!
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Colosseum
Tour around one of the 7 marvels of the world. Built around 80 CE, the Colosseum was the place were the Romans enjoyed gladiators' fightings, executions, naval combats. In 500 years activity, something like 250k people died inside the stadium for the sick pleasure of the Roman populace.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Minimum age for children: 5 years
  • Minimum age for the driver: 18 years
  • The driver must be in possession of a valid European Union driving license or International Driving Permit.
  • Drivers must have sufficient experience driving a manual transmission vehicle. The Company reserves the right to refuse renting a car to a person who does not have sufficient experience driving manual transmission vehicles. No refund will be made in these instances.
  • Please wear closed-toe shoes only, no sandals or flip flops
  • Due to the size of the car, this tour is not suitable for passengers who weigh over 220 pounds (100 kg) or who are taller than 6.2 feet (1.9 meters)
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Rome Vintage Fiat 500 Self-Drive Tour by Convoy?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Rome Vintage Fiat 500 Self-Drive Tour by Convoy.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Rome Vintage Fiat 500 Self-Drive Tour by Convoy?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Rome Vintage Fiat 500 Self-Drive Tour by Convoy.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Rome Vintage Fiat 500 Self-Drive Tour by Convoy?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Rome Vintage Fiat 500 Self-Drive Tour by Convoy.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Rome Vintage Fiat 500 Self-Drive Tour by Convoy?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Rome Vintage Fiat 500 Self-Drive Tour by Convoy.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Rome Vintage Fiat 500 Self-Drive Tour by Convoy?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Rome Vintage Fiat 500 Self-Drive Tour by Convoy.

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  • "The Roman traffic can definitely live up to its chaotic reputation, so you shouldn't sign up for this is you are a timid driver." See review

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Very interesting experience and our guide Georgio was great.
Liina T
, Jun 2019
I made my husband a birthday gift and our car was made the same year he was born. The tour was much better than I expected. The places we visited were interesting and some of them we had not visited before. As the traffic of Rome was not easy but our guide Georgio handled us and the traffic very safely. He is very polite and his talking about the places we visited was concrete and interesting. His English language is good.
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A great way to see the hidden sights of Rome!
Excursion44868774396
, May 2019
This tour wasn't what we expected - it was 100% better! We thought we'd drive around, see the Colesseum etc etc but what this tour does is take you to all the amazing parts of Rome you probably didn't know existed! Our tour guide Giorgio was so passionate, knowledgeable and funny, he was great! He was also a super conscientious driver; there were a couple of times at the start where we stalled the car and he always pulled over a bit so we could catch up- not easy on the busy streets of Rome! We loved every second, Thanks Giorgio - Jason and Leah
star-5
Our #1 Italy Vacation Highlight
Peter H
, Aug 2018
Wow. We had a group of 9, took 4 cars and the lead car, so a 5 car caravan. 100% the best time we had in Italy. This is an absolute must book for anyone looking for something out of the ordinary. And the guys who run this, really fun guys. Great, great time. A+++.
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Very fun and unique experience in...
Matthew T
, Sep 2017
Very fun and unique experience in Rome. Got to see some sites and neighbourhoods that are a bit off the beaten path. Jack was a wonderful and friendly guide. The Roman traffic can definitely live up to its chaotic reputation, so you shouldn't sign up for this is you are a timid driver.
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By far this was the highlight of my...
Melanie.goricanec
, Sep 2017
By far this was the highlight of my holiday. We had Franco as our tour guide who spoke French and English. He was very accommodating. We drove on the cobble stone roads in a 57 fiat 500. If you love cars then this is a must. Make sure to ask for Franco. I will do this again when I'm in Rome.
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By far, this Fiat tour was the...
Chauncey B
, Sep 2017
By far, this Fiat tour was the highlight of our Rome trip! If you can drive a stick - you must take this tour.
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The tour was amazing. We got to see...
Mark E
, Sep 2017
The tour was amazing. We got to see all the main sites and a lot of out of the way places too. Well worth the money and the guide was excellent.
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It's a very nice tour with super...
angl2k
, Sep 2017
It's a very nice tour with super friendly tour guides who also speak great English. We booked the hidden gems of Rome tour and went to places we normally would not find if we just follow the standard tourist activities. The Fiat is actually a bit roomier on the inside than it looks as we sat pretty comfortable inside. Driving it however is pretty hard. Just take it easy!
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This was an exceptional tour. Went...
dmperone
, Jun 2017
This was an exceptional tour. Went to very unique places. Everyone was jealous of my pictures on Facebook. Highly recommended
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My wife and I had a wonderful time...
timpell2
, May 2017
My wife and I had a wonderful time on this tour, but there is a story.... We had been in Rome for 3 days before we took this tour, lots of walking an cabs. When we arrived for the self-drive tour, the guide told us that the other couples had cancelled and it was just us and him. He asked what we would like to do, drive or have him drive us. I quickly said that he could drive and I would sit I the back seat. What a relief. If you have ever seen the traffic in Rome you would understand my answer. To drive a 1957 Fiat 500 with a 1957 gearbox on hills and cobblestone in traffic so fast and tight and scooter-filled that it would make a Chicago cab driver cry, all while keeping up with another car is a very tall order. Our guide, however, was a great guy and made the tour a great success. He gave meaningful insight into the various stops along the route, and even added an unscheduled stop at Trevi Fountain. With a group of adventurous drivers, I can see where this tour would be a blast.

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