Ape Calessino Private Tour of Rome’s Seven Hills

Cruise to the Orange Gardens, and admire the view from Circus Maximum from a real Ape Calessino!

Travel Flexibly · 3.00h · Rome, Italy

Looking for an adventurous way to tour some of Rome’s top sights? Let your friendly guide lead the way on this exciting Ape Calessino tour through the Eternal City and its Seven Hills. Cruise to historic monuments and breathtaking viewpoints from the passenger’s seat! Your expert guide will tell you the fascinating history behind key landmarks, show you hidden vantage points, and treat you to a traditional Italian tiramisu and coffee! There’s no better way to explore the enchanting city of Rome.

  • Rome by Ape Calessino​
  • Hotel Pick-Up​
  • Hop on Your Ape Calessino​
  • Aventine Hill​
  • Palatine Hill​
  • Private Tour of Rome​
  • City of Seven Hills Discovery
  • Endless Photo Opportunities​

Your exciting journey through the streets of Rome will begin outside of your hotel, where your friendly driver will be waiting with your Ape Calessino for the day. Pack your camera and hop on, because you’re in for an unforgettable adventure!

Marvel at the sights as you’re driven to historic landmarks like the Quirinale Palace, peer through the elusive Aventine Keyhole, and explore the breathtaking streets of Rome. Pause for a traditional tiramisu and coffee break, before being led to Capitoline Hill where you’ll be met with awe-inspiring views of the ancient Roman Forum. Enjoy one last ride as your driver transports you back to your hotel after a truly magical day of immersing yourself in Roman history.

Ape Calessino Private Tour in Rome Description

Your 3-hour tour includes:

  • English speaking driver/guide

  • Ape Calessino private ride

  • Coffee and Tiramisu tasting

  • Hotel pickup if in central Rome

  • Visit ancient monuments, Circus Maximus and the Keyhole

  • Explore Esquiline and Capitoline Hill

  • Private Experience

Please be aware that the tour price is based on 2 adults. If you wish to participate individually, you can do so by covering the cost for 2 passengers.

Hotel Pickup

Your magical tour through the Eternal City will begin at your hotel, where your professional, English-speaking driver will be waiting to pick you up! Find your seats on the back of the Ape Calessino, a three-wheeled motorcycle with a history dating back to 1947, when it was designed for commercial purposes. Today, it serves as a stylish and nimble mode of transport, allowing you to zip through traffic and savor the sights. Now, it's time for your driver to unveil the city in a way you've never seen before!

Peer Through the Aventine Keyhole

Your first stop of the day is the nearly hidden Aventine Keyhole.

This unassuming green door at the foot of a cul-de-sac actually features one of the most astounding views in all of Rome. Through the door’s keyhole, witness a perfectly framed view of Saint Peter’s Basilica. Take your time to admire it, as this tour is designed with multiple stops, granting you the freedom to disembark and fully appreciate the sights you will visit. After capturing this unexpected view and snapping a few photos, continue your leisurely cruise through the enchanting streets of Rome.

After taking in this unexpected view, and snapping a few photos, continue cruising through the enchanting streets of Rome.

Rome and its Seven Hills

Traversing the captivating landscape of Rome, your Ape Calessino tour will guide you to some of the renowned seven hills upon which this majestic city was built.

Rome is known as the city of seven hills: Aventino, Caelian, Capitoline, Esquiline, Palatine, Quirinal, and Viminal, each bearing witness to the rise and fall of empires, the birth of legends, and the evolution of civilization. The Aventine, with its panoramic views and hidden gems, offers a serene escape within the bustling city, while your next stop symbolizes Rome's political power and religious significance.

Climb back onto your Ape Calessino and continue to absorb the sights as you're chauffeured to your next stop, after a delicious stop.

Pause for Coffee & Tiramisu

Take a break from zipping through the streets of Rome and refuel the Italian way. Your guide will escort you to a decadent tasting of authentic, Italian tiramisu. Savor every bite as you indulge in this traditional delicacy. Of course, accompany your treat with a delicious coffee.

Once you’re properly caffeinated, continue on to your next stop of the tour.

View the Roman Forum from Capitoline Hill

Whiz through charming Roman neighborhoods on your way up to Capitoline Hill, home to the Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus. One of the historic Seven Hills of Rome, Capitol Hill once represented the epicenter of the Roman Empire and housed some of the city’s most significant temples. From the summit, admire a captivating view of the Roman Forum, adorned with ancient ruins of essential government buildings.

From the top of the hill, admire a captivating view of the Roman Forum, brimming with ancient ruins of important government buildings.

Esquilino Hill and Santa Maria Maggiore

As your Ape Calessino tour winds through the historic heart of Rome, we will reach the Esquiline Hill. With its diverse neighborhoods and the grand Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, this hill reflects the city's vibrant and multicultural essence.

Here, against the backdrop of the sprawling metropolis, we'll pause to admire the magnificent Basilica from the outside, a masterpiece of Roman architecture, testifying to both the city's religious heritage and its artistic splendor.

Feel the cobblestone streets beneath your feet as you explore the surroundings, taking in breathtaking views before boarding your Ape Calessino for the final stretch of today's journey.

Ride Back to the Hotel

After taking in historic views from Esquiline Hill, hop back on your Ape Calessino one more time. Take in the scenic cityscape views and admire the idyllic, Roman streets as your driver escorts you back to your hotel.

What you get with this tour
English-speaking driver/guide
Ride on an original Ape Calessino vehicle
Hotel pickup in central Rome
Visit ancient monuments
The Orange Garden and Keyhole
Discover Circus Maximus
View the Roman Forum from Capitoline Hill
Esquiline Hill and Santa Maria Maggiore
Sample authentic tiramisu and coffee
Private tour just for your group
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Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

A good camera and a bottle of water. During summer months, don’t forget a hat and sunglasses.

What to bring?

A good camera and a bottle of water. During summer months, don’t forget a hat and sunglasses.

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

This tour is operated by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Rome.

What if I have concerns about my mobility on this tour?

Because this tour does require riding on the back of an Ape Calessino for 3 hours, it may not be suitable or comfortable for everyone. Please contact us if you have any concerns about your mobility. This tour is not suitable for pregnant women.

Is there any chance this tour will be canceled?

On the rare occasion the tour is canceled, we'll inform you as soon as possible. We will work with you to reschedule your tour when possible or provide a full refund.

What happens if it rains?

We run this tour rain or shine, as the Ape Calessino have a protective layer against the rain. If the weather is extremely bad and we need to reschedule, we will let you know immediately and work with you on rescheduling the tour.

Does the itinerary of this tour ever change?

Due to traffic conditions, strikes, or unforeseen circumstances, your driver guide might decide to substitute one stop of your tour with an equally beautiful alternative.

Is lunch included in the price of the tour?

Tiramisu and coffee are included in this tour, though a full lunch is not. Your guide will be happy to suggest his favorite spots for after the tour.

What if I have food allergies, intolerances, or other dietary requirements?

Please contact us in advance so we can do our best to accommodate your needs. We will work with our tour partners to provide you with an alternative when possible.

Does this tour include hotel pickup?

Yes, there is hotel pickup included if your hotel is in the center of Rome. Please make sure to communicate the exact address before the tour.

Where does this tour end?

This tour ends back at your hotel in the center of Rome or in Piazza della Repubblica.

How many Ape Calessino should I book for my tour?

Each Ape Calessino can accommodate up to 2 adults, or 2 adults and a kid over 6 years of age. Please make sure you book the correct number of vehicles for your group size. Kids under 6 cannot attend the tour due to safety reasons.

Can I bring my kids and do I have to pay for them?

Kids over 6 years of age can join for a reduced fee. Kids under 6 years old cannot join due to safety reasons.

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