Around the City on Two Wheels: Up Close and Personal with the Eternal City

Around the City on Two Wheels: Up Close and Personal with the Eternal City

Rome is a paradise for the connoisseurs of art and architecture. With a history of more than 2500 years, the Eternal City guards many a mystery within its boundaries.

A visit to the mighty Colosseum, Vatican and Sistine chapel tours and the tours of the Trevi Fountain certainly form the central part of our itineraries. More often than not, it can be difficult to devote the time it takes to tour around the city at your own pace without missing a site. But don’t fret, because with the best family tours in Rome, you can savor an unmatched experience of travelling around the ancient city.

Touring the City on Two Wheels

Ever since the release of Roman Holiday (1953), whizzing through Rome on a Vespa has been a favourite pastime tourists, but have you ever wondered how it would be like to tour the city on a bike?

Riding through the city on a bike is more fun than you might think: pedaling through the cobbled alleys and picturesque piazzas, stopping at the famous food joints, sipping on a warm cappuccino or a chilled glass of wine, riding off to the roads less travelled and eventually making your way back to the centre of activity is a great way to spend a day in Rome.

Even if you are already familiar with the popular tourist spots of Rome, this is a new and exciting way to unveil the beauty of the city, adding up to a wholesome experience. Here’s a handful of places that you can comfortably cover on your bike:


The colossal church built during the reign of Hadrian, which dates back to the early 2nd century, will surely take your breath away.

The Pantheon will greet you with its large Corinthian columns that support the frontal pediment. Once you enter the church, you can follow along the vestibule ending in the oculus, which was the only source of light overhead. Gazing above the gigantic Eye of God is an unreal experience in itself. It is all the more fascinating on rainy days, to watch the rain falling from the above.

Trevi Fountain

The gorgeous fountain from the 18th century built by Pannini, standing proudly at the three-way junction (tre vie), is an exquisite example of the Baroque art that was once ripe in Rome. Looking over this marvelous construction, the largest fountain of the city, and listening to the sublime sound of the waters will surely soothe your senses. According to local tradition, throwing a coin into the fountain with your right hand over your left shoulder will guarantee you will one day return to the eternal city. The Imperial Forum, the grand Colosseum, the Roman ghetto, Campo de’Fiori, the Theatre of Marcellus and the Piazza Navona are some other places which you can cover on your bike. However, keep in mind to opt for the Vatican private day tour guide to avail yourself of a comprehensive Vatican museum tour along with the choicest private tours of Rome for families.