Rome Panoramic

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From79€ - 3h per person

This tour includes:

Accredited tour guide
Accredited tour guide
+4 points of Interest
+4 points of Interest

Discover the city of Rome on a 3-hour self-guided tour, accompanied by a professional guide. Pass by iconic sites such as St. Peter's Basilica and the Colosseum and marvel at panoramic views in the city's hills

activity highlights

  • 3 hours to have a different and ecological experience in the "Eternal City"
  • Professional tour guide who will accompany you on the experience
  • Stroll through the historic center and enjoy the monuments of this ancient city
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the city from one of the many viewpoints
  • Free parking in the city
Tour Description

panoramic ROME

Discover Rome on board the fun and colorful Twizy. With this 100% electric car, you can drive through the picturesque streets of the City Center and easily reach the monuments and viewpoints with panoramic views.

These viewpoints are points located at the top of the high hills from where you can have a breathtaking view of the whole city and take memorable photos.

All this following the guidance of a local and professional Tourist Guide who will show you the way and give you interesting information about the points you are seeing.

Fast, easy and fun!

This tour is a partnership between Live Electric Tours & 1 City Tour

Meeting point

Join us for this incredible adventure in the city of Rome. Be at the location 15 minutes before the schedule time of the tour - 1 City Tour Meeting Point: Via del Fiume 7 (Piazza del Popolo, Metro Line A - Flaminio Stop), where the fun little Renault Twizy will be waiting for you for an unforgettable journey. A Driving Training will be made by the staff before starting the rental.

What’s Included
  • Renting of a Renault Twizy (2 people/car) for 3 hours
  • Professional tour guide (Language: English. Others on request)
  • Free Parking 
  • Walkie-Talkie
  • Liability, Personal Accidents and Car Insurance
  • Vehicle briefing before starting
What’s Not Included
  • Museum/monuments entrance tickets
Points of interest

ROME

Rome is one of the most important cities in the history of mankind, exerting an unparalleled influence on the development of European history and culture over millennia and the construction of Western Civilization. Its history spans more than 2500 years, since its legendary foundation in 753 B.C. Rome is one of the oldest continually occupied cities in Europe and is known as "The Eternal City", an idea expressed by ancient Roman writer poets. In the ancient world, it was successively the capital of the Kingdom of Rome, the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire and is considered one of the cradles of Western civilization. Since the 1st century, the city has been the seat of the papacy and in the 8th century the city became the capital of the Pontifical States, which lasted until 1870. In 1871, Rome became the capital of the Kingdom of Italy and in 1946 of the Italian Republic.

After the Middle Ages, Rome was ruled by Popes Alexander VI and Leo X, who transformed the city into one of the main centers of the Italian Renaissance, together with Florence. The current version of St. Peter's Basilica was built, and the Sistine Chapel was painted by Michelangelo. Famous artists and architects, such as Bramante, Bernini and Rafael, resided for some time in Rome, contributing to its Renaissance and Baroque architecture.

Rome is considered a global city. In 2007, Rome was the 11th most visited city in the world, the third most visited in the European Union and the most popular tourist attraction in Italy. The city has one of the best "brands" in Europe, both in reputation and in heritage. Its historic center is classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Monuments and museums such as the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum are among the most visited tourist destinations in the world, both of which receive millions of tourists each year. Rome also hosted the 1960 Summer Olympics.

 

SAINT PETER'S BASILICA

St. Peter's Basilica is a basilica in the Vatican State. It is the largest and most important religious building in Catholicism and one of the most visited Christian places in the world. It covers an area of 23,000 m2; or 2.3 hectares and can accommodate more than 60,000 devotees (more than 100 times the population of the Vatican). It is the building with the most prominent interior of the Vatican, with its dome a dominant feature of the Rome skyline, adorned with 340 statues of saints, martyrs and angels. Located in Praça de São Pedro, its construction received contributions from some of the greatest artists in the history of mankind, such as Bramante, Michelângelo, Rafael and Bernini.

Specifically classified by UNESCO, cataloged and preserved as a World Heritage Site, St. Peter's Basilica was considered the greatest architectural project of its time and remains one of the most visited and celebrated monuments in the world. It was proved that under the altar of the basilica Saint Peter (from which the basilica's name comes) is buried one of Jesus' twelve apostles and the first Pope and, therefore, the first in line with the papal succession. For this reason, many Popes, starting with the first, have been buried here. There was always a temple dedicated to St. Peter in his tomb, initially extremely simple, with the passage of time, devotees increased the sanctuary, culminating in the current basilica. The construction of the current building, on the site of the ancient basilica erected by Emperor Constantine, began on April 18, 1506 and was completed on November 18, 1626, and was immediately consecrated by Pope Urban VIII. The basilica is a famous pilgrimage site, for its liturgical functions and historical associations and one of the seven pilgrimage churches in Rome.

St. Peter's Basilica is one of the four patriarchal basilicas in Rome, the others being the Basilica of St. John Lateran, Santa Maria Maior and São Paulo Extramuros. Contrary to popular belief, St. Peter is not a cathedral, as it is not the seat of a bishop. Although St. Peter's Basilica is not the official headquarters of the Papacy (which is in the Basilica of St. John Lateran), it is certainly the main church with the participation of the Pope, since most papal ceremonies are held there due to its dimensions, the proximity to the Pope's residence and the privileged location in the Vatican.

 

COLOSSEUM 

Colosseum, also known as Flavian Amphitheater, is an oval amphitheater located in the center of Rome, capital of Italy. Built with bricks covered with mortar and sand, and originally covered with travertine, it is the largest amphitheater ever built and is located east of the Roman Forum. Construction began under Emperor Vespasian in 72 A.D. and was completed in 80, under the regime of his successor and heir, Titus. Other changes were made during Domitian's reign (81-96). These three emperors are known as the Flavian dynasty and the amphitheater was named in Latin in this way because of its association with the family name (Flavius).

The Colosseum could hold, it is estimated, between 50 thousand and 80 thousand spectators, with an average audience of about 65 thousand people. The building was used for gladiatorial battles and public spectacles, such as simulations of sea battles (in a short period of time as the hypogeum was flooded through support mechanisms), wild animal hunts, executions, famous battle scenes and dramas based on classical mythology. The building was no longer used for entertainment in the medieval era. It was later reused for various purposes, such as housing, workshops, the seat of a religious order, a fortress, a quarry and a Christian sanctuary. In 2007, the monument was informally elected as one of the seven wonders of the modern world.

Although partially ruined because of damage from earthquakes and looting, the Colosseum is still a symbol of Imperial Rome. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Italian capital and also has connections with the Roman Catholic Church, as every Good Friday, the Pope guides the Via Crucis that begins in the area around the Colosseum. The Colosseum is also depicted on the Italian version of the five-cent euro coin.

 

GIANICOLO

Gianicolo, the eighth hill in Rome, became very popular due to the important historical role it played in the defense of the city. It became a scene of the battle in which Garibaldi repelled the attack by French troops, so its summit is filled with sculptures in honor of the hero.

It is a pleasant region for strolling, where you can enjoy a lively climate, but away from the rush of the city. There are usually activities for children, such as puppet theaters or pony rides.

Some of the most interesting places that can be visited are:

Fontana dell'Acqua Paola: This is a monumental marble fountain created during the 17th century to celebrate the reopening of an old Roman aqueduct.

Monument to Garibaldi: The equestrian statue made in bronze that represents Garibaldi is part of the commemorative park that recalls the events that took place in Gianicolo during the invasion of the French army in Rome in 1849.

 

GIARDINO DEGLI ARANCI

The Giardino degli Aranci or Oranges Garden, as Parque Savello is known, is the most charming garden in Rome. It is located on the Aventino hill (one of the 7 hills in Rome) and has a panoramic view of the Tiber and the Vatican.

The garden is on the property that belonged to the Savello family, built in the 13th century, but the model as it is today was designed only in 1932 by Rafaelle de Vico.

The garden is not very large, but it is extremely pleasant. As soon as you enter, you have a feeling of being in a dream. The Giardino degli Aranci is beautiful not only to see the panorama of the city, but also very relaxing to sit and read a book with your feet in the middle of the oranges.

If you are lucky, you will still hear a little background music from someone who took an instrument.

In Giardino degli Aranci there is a special view of St. Peter's Dome and nearby the Secret of Rome can be discovered with the Guide.

Photos of this tour

Renting Conditions
  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.
  • Maximum of 2 people (including the driver) per car. The Renault Twizy is a two-seater car.        
  • Maximum of 7 people per booking.
  • At the beginning of the tour, a credit card is needed (no AMEX) to make a safety deposit (refundable at the end).
  • Valid Driving License and Identification Card / Passport required for the driver.
  • Minimum age of the driver of the vehicle: 18 years old.
  • Children under the age of 4 are not permitted for safety reasons.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • It is the people's responsibility to be at the correct location and time as noted in the booking confirmation.
  • In case of unfavourable weather conditions, some variations may be applied to the Tours.
  • Pets are not allowed.
Cancellation policy
  • Free Cancellation up to 24h before your activity starts.
  • We guarantee Full Refund.
  • Possibility to reschedule the date and time of your city tour (subject to availability).

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