Rome is famously known as the ‘Eternal City’ and is the capital of Italy and has more history than most people can even begin to understand. When we think of it we think of The Colosseum, The Pantheon and its beautiful Piazza. What you don’t think about, especially if your image of Rome is defined by movies like Gladiator, is how to get around.
All over the world we were amazed at how history meets modernity and despite all those ancient marble sites people still live in the 21st century. In Rome though, those ancient streets weren’t made for cars and so an armada of motorbikes leads the way. I usually think of Asia when I see a motorbike but a Vespa is Italian and at the heart of Rome is its motorbike.
These bikes or scooters are available for pretty fair prices and are the best way to make way in between the heavy and chaotic traffic of Rome. Sometimes the traffic can be too heavy and a bit intimidating but still it will always be an experience worth remembering.
IF YOU GO: If you do get a chance to visit Rome, then should definitely try and visit the most famous Churches of Rome. There are more than 900 churches in Rome and you can find about the most famous ones among them from a good travel guide. There are plenty of Apartments in Rome to rent and once you’ve done that you should’t let the traffic scare you out of your motorbike tour of the city!
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