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Tour from Segni to Rome.

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This itinerary is about 120 kilometers (75 miles) and takes about 9/10 hours. We will ride over the Alban Hills to reach Rome via country roads, and we'll visit the highlights of the Eternal City before retracing our steps to Segni.

We only do this tour on the week-ends. Traffic in the city is really chaotic during the week, so it is not advisable to try to tour around on a motor-scooter. Traffic really calms down during the week-end and so Saturdays and Sundays are the ideal days to tour Rome.

   

 

Leg Distance Time
    Segni - Rome 60 km (37.5 Miles) 1 hour.
Highlights of the day: Rome.   Rome - Segni 60 km (37.5 Miles) 1 hour.
Total range 120 kilometers (75 miles).        

Total time: 9/10 hours.

  Rome - View of the Castle of the Sanit Angel
     
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In case it should rain, or if anyone should feel comfortable riding a scooter, we will tour by car or minivan.
 
Tour description
   
We leave Segni around 8:00 am, heading for Rome. We will drive on nice country roads the woody Alban Hills, whose vineyards supply Rome with the famous "Vino dei Castelli". We'll make a half way rest stop in Frascati or Castel Gandolfo. We'll then make our triumphal arrival in Rome pressing with the wheels of our scooters the millenary cobblestones of the "Old Appian Way". We'll see the ruins of the Circus of Maxentius and the tombs of "Romulus" and "Caecilia Metella" and then finally the walls of Rome will appear in front of our eyes. Once inside the belt of walls we'll stop to admire the ruins of the famous baths of Caracalla. At a very short distance from there if the famous Flavian Amphitheatre, better known by its nick name: the Colosseum. After visiting the place we'll finally transfer to the center of the city center and visit the Pantheon, Rome - Trajan's Markets.
Rome - Pigeons at the Colosseum

Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, Spanish Steps and anything else we'll be able to fit in before moving to the Vatican to visit St. Peter's Basilica. Naturally we'll not follow a set itinerary, we'll have to move according to several imponderable factors such as traffic, riding skills etc., so maybe some of the sites may be left out of the itinerary if we move slow of more places could be fitted in if we move faster than average. For example, you have to go through metal detectors to go into St. Peter's and the line could be pretty long sometimes... Riding a scooter through the streets of Rome in an unforgettable experience which of course makes everyone think of the famous movie "Roman Holidays", but please don't imitate Audrey Hepburn in her driving!

We could have lunch sitting outdoors in trattoria, off the beaten track or on one of the famous piazzas, as well as we might just snack with a salad or a sandwich in a nice cafeteria with tables on the sidewalk. To remain faithful to this "Roman Holidays" atmosphere, of course we'll have to have an ice-cream somewhere along the way, preferably in Piazza Navona where they serve the famous "Tartufo". For those who are crazy enough to do it, we could stop at the lake of Castel Gandolfo on the way back and go for a swim. In the hot summer months, from mid June through September, that is very pleasant. Naturally, since we are evoking "Roman Holidays" we might as well visit all the places you see in the movie or, if you prefer something more modern, we can follow the steps of Robert Langdon and do an "Angels and Demons" tour! Rome - Cafeteria by the Aventine Hill
Rome - Piazza Mignanelli

If we do this "Angels and Demons" tour, you'll also have fun discovering that Dan Brown took a few "licenses".

Of course as we tour, I'll be providing you with all the general information about the places we visit, it will not be a detailed guided tour, because Rome is a very big city with lots of places to see and things to do and we'll only have a few hours available to us, but you'll know who built the Colosseum and why for example, Concluding, whichever kind of tour we do, theme, off the beaten path if you already know Rome or the basic highlights if this will be your first time in the city, I can guarantee you're going to have a great time. It's nice to do a driving tour of Rome, very enjoyable also to do a walking guided tour, but a scooter tour beats them all!

   
Here below is a map with the itinerary.  
   
Itinerary of the tour from Segni to Rome
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