Vintage Vespa Experience, Rome
Welcome to Rome
A heady mix of haunting ruins, awe-inspiring art and vibrant street life, Italy’s hot-blooded capital is one of the world’s most romantic and charismatic cities.
The result of 3000 years of ad hoc urban development, Rome’s cityscape is an exhilarating sight. Ancient icons such as the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Pantheon recall the city’s golden age as caput mundi (capital of the world), while monumental basilicas tell of its history as seat of the Catholic Church. Lording it over the skyline, St Peter’s Basilica towers over the Vatican, testifying to the ambition of Rome’s Renaissance popes and the genius of its game-changing architects. Elsewhere, ornate piazzas and showy fountains add a baroque flourish to the city’s captivating streets.
Few cities can rival Rome’s astonishing artistic heritage. Throughout history, the city has starred in the great upheavals of Western art, drawing top artists and inspiring them to push the boundaries of creative achievement. The result is a city awash with priceless treasures. Ancient statues adorn world-class museums; Byzantine mosaics and Renaissance frescoes dazzle in art-rich churches; baroque facades flank medieval piazzas. Stroll through the centre and without even trying you’ll come across masterpieces by the titans of European art – sculptures by Michelangelo, paintings by Caravaggio, frescoes by Raphael and fountains by Bernini.
Living the Life
A trip to Rome is as much about lapping up the dolce vita lifestyle as gorging on art and culture. Idling around picturesque streets, whiling away hours at streetside cafes, people-watching on pretty piazzas – these are all central to the Roman experience. The tempo rises in the evening when fashionable drinkers descend on the city’s bars and cafes for a sociable aperitivo (drink with snacks) and trattorias hum with activity. Elsewhere, cheerful hordes mill around popular haunts before heading off to hip cocktail bars and late-night clubs.
Eating out is one of Rome’s great pleasures and the combination of romantic alfresco settings and superlative food is a guarantee of good times. For contemporary fine dining and five-star wine there are any number of refined restaurants, but for a truly Roman meal head to a boisterous pizzeria or convivial neighbourhood trattoria. That’s where the locals go to indulge their passion for thin, crispy pizzas, humble pasta dishes, and cool white wines from the nearby Castelli Romani hills. To finish off, what can beat a gelato followed by a shot of world-beating coffee?
4* Rose Garden Palace, and enchanting hotel in the heart of Rome
Featuring a free spa with a hydromassage pool, the Rose Garden Palace is set next to the American Embassy in Rome, a 5-minute walk from Villa Borghese park. WiFi is free throughout.
Spacious air-conditioned rooms at this non-smoking property are all soundproofed and include a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a minibar, plus an electric kettle.
An American buffet breakfast including pancakes and scrambled eggs is available each morning and can be enjoyed outside in the hotel’s rose garden. The restaurant serves traditional Italian dishes that can be enjoyed out on the terrace in warm weather.
The wellness centre includes a sauna and a gym, while a range of massages can be reserved.
The popular shops and restaurants of Via Veneto are just 200 yards away. Barberini Metro Station is a 10-minute walk from the property. Staff can provide tourist information and book tours of Rome.
Your stay will be in a superior twin or double room on a bed and breakfast basis and will include a Dolce Vita tour on a Vintage Vespa Experience! Your driver will collect you from your hotel and give you your scarf and helmet
Each person has their own Vespa and driver, the driver will take you around the enchanting city of Rome and as Vespas are allowed to drive anywhere in the city, it is the only way to discover the hidden corners of the Eternal City.
Your driver will take you back to the hotel after your tour. The tour lasts for 4 hours including a coffee stop.
£420 per person
- 2 nights at a 4* hotel in Central Rome, on a bed and breakfast basis.
- A 4 hour Vespa sightseeing tour with your private driver.
For more details please do get in touch with the inspire me travel team by contacting us here.
• The above experience can be customised to suit your requirements
• We offer Hotels from 3 stars to 5 stars as well as self catering where possible
• Number of nights are flexible
• Please contact us for your bespoke quote