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Scooter Maven + Mr. G
My tour with Scooteroma was definitely the highlight of my trip and allowed me to explore the city in a completely unique way. I wanted to get to know Rome and all its quirks, which Annie and Giovanni managed to deliver perfectly, showing a mixture of the main sights like the Colosseum and the Forum, as well as cool places like Trastevere (think cool, off-the-beaten-track Rome, with traditional buildings and a medieval piazza). I won’t spoil it by telling you the entire route, but there was a great combination of places you’ll have read about in guidebooks and other places that you might not have heard of but that will interest you. I work in travel and found the Scooteroma tour to be the perfect introduction to Rome – far better than what you’d get on a bus tour! It’s a personal and quirky approach to the city that you can easily fit into your trip, even if you’re only there for a few days. I also ended up with a list of great restaurant and sightseeing recommendations from Annie, which I put to good use after the tour.
Polly – London
We first heard of the Scooter Maven from Trip Flip on the Travel Channel… so as we were planning our European honeymoon, we knew we had to do this tour! Not only does the tour show you the backdoor to Rome in a fun and exciting way, but Annie made us feel like family and gave us the inside scoop about where to eat, what local customs are, etc. My husband and I are both motorcycle riders and weren’t sure of scooters, but in Rome, they are the way to go with a knowledgable guide I can definitely say this was one of the best highlights of our trip!
So if you’re considering taking a scooter tour in Roma, there really is only one place to go – personalized, fun, and exciting… ScooterRoma!!
I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the city on a shiny red vespa! The tour was so comprehensive and enjoyable that I felt quite like a Roman by the time my friends landed a few hours later, and I was showing them around! It really helped me to get my bearings, was a great little lesson in history and culture, and the map I took away loaded with personal recommendations for places to go helped frame the remainder of my weekend.
Thanks again for such a lovely afternoon, and I will certainly be telling my friends about you both!
We were absolutely blown away by the Scooteroma experience! You looked after us so well, showed us some of the most spectacular views in the city and managed to squeeze in a couple of thousand years of history. We loved every minute!
Your restaurant recommendations were terrific too!
George, Charlotte and Joseph
We loved our scooter experience so much that I whined the rest of the trip without a scooter.
Anyone can tour through Italy. But only the adventurous and daring can brag, “Yeah, I saw Rome by scooter!” A total blast and such an efficient way to traverse Rome and get to know this large city. The historical lesson was relevant and brought the ancient attractions to life.
P.S. Scootering is much safer and easier than it looks! Book your trip with Annie and you will have the best memory of your Italian adventure! xoxoxo We are already talking about our next visit!
Thank you Giovanni and Scooteroma for the best part of our brief stay in Rome! One of us was hesitant (her) but the other half adventurous (him) and together on one Vespa with Giovanni in the lead we had a wonderful whirlwind tour of Rome. We either saw or were on the 7 hills of Rome, and for 3+ hours experienced this great city in an exhilarating fashion. We were able to stop and take in the views with expert descriptions and fun facts provided, and by the end of the trip we had gained a new friend. Don’t hesitate-just do it! We both agree that this is “assolutamente” the best way to spend your time. God bless you and Annie! The Baldwins Bakersfield, CA, USA
If you want to tour Rome but don’t want to feel like a tourist, this is the perfect way to see Rome from a distance but also be a part of it at the same time (you get the up close and feel of the most beautiful pockets of Rome). Giovanni took my friend and I around town and was very accommodating, and might I add, a wonderful photographer and safe driver! Both my friend and I have been to Rome but we both felt like we revisited a new city through Scooteroma! Thanks again for changing your schedule around to do the tour for us! I have recommended this tour to so many people in NYC who are visiting Rome!
To be truthful I was a bit hesitant at first when my wife suggested a scooter tour with all the traffic in Rome and all… but..WOW! am I glad we decided to take the scooter tour.. it was truly the high light of our trip to Italy!. I would highly reccomend the tour regardless of what age you may be.. Annie and Giovanni..a class act all the way!
As a matter of comparison there really is none as it relates to the amount of things you will see in the few short hours you dedicate to the tour.. you will be begging for more time on the sccoter when it finally comes to an end..
If your visiting Rome you simply must take the scooter tour and meet Annie and Giovanni.. its a adenture you will not forget!
Randy Ferreira & Family
Lynette G here from Perth, Western Australia..
Thank you for making our trip so memorable in Rome! It was an absolute blast and we mention it just about every day and have been back in OZ for 8 days now so that makes our tour with you 5 to 6 weeks ago.
Your knowledge of the back streets in Rome and finding my street & building from my description just blew us away. You should be a detective!! Not to mention taking me to the hair salon where I met Audrey Hepburn way back and you knowing the salon and hairdresser who obviously loves you & is still going strong in her 70′s I think..was just so wow for me! Thank you so very much for finding my lost past.
I should mention the history and knowledge you shared with us on the tour of Rome was great and we both felt very safe as pillion passengers with you and Mimmo winding our way thru to the outskirts of the Roman walls to the Appian Way & other out of the way places. Much more fun than a car and not worrying about getting lost Yay! We just felt like real Romans.
So until next time ciao Bella!
The scooter tour was a perfect way to see Rome. Annie was an excellent guide, personalising the tour and even giving me advice on restaurants and other places to visit during my stay. This was definitely the highlight of my trip to Rome, and I can’t wait to come back and do it again!
Annie did a great job! We loved to scooter around. It was funny and interesting. Next time rome, next tour with Annie.
After a short walk from the Spanish steps, we arrive at a small scooter shop. Picking a hot red Vespa (red ones do go faster), we meet Annie, our guide for the morning. She tells us of her move to Rome and how she came to love the city. Soon we are zipping around the streets of Rome. Annie is a veritable wealth of information, giving a detailed but highly stimulating history of the city. All too soon the tour is over. We leave with a heavily marked map of Annie’s recommended places to visit for a good gelato or glass of vino. We couldn’t recommend a more entertaining experience that has kick started a fantastic trip to Rome.
Let me begin by saying I truly don’t know where to begin – everything about their services, themselves, and their network in Italy was excellent beyond words! They showed us a side of Rome few non-Italians ever see – a Rome of quaint back alleys, historic plazas, beautiful gardens, and fabulous restaurants – all by Vespa! Their understanding of the history, legends, and stories provided real insight and color to what we were seeing and truly transported us back to other times. We felt like we were living in a Fellini movie buzzing past the Piazza Navone on our Vespas, but most importantly we felt safe and comfortable in their hands. Their ability to match our tastes and preferences for sight-seeing, dining, and shopping, created a truly unique Roman experience for us – one that we treasure to this day. Most importantly, we availed ourselves of their services to arrange guides, transportation, and other recommendations throughout Southern Italy. They arranged a fabulous guide as well as luxury transportation for sight-seeing in Pompeii, the historic quarter in Naples, and selected a superb restaurant for us to sample real Neapolitan cuisine favored by the locals. They arranged first rate transportation and marvelous guides to take us up and down the Amalfi Coast and gave us numerous tips for great shopping, dining, and special sights/events along the way. The guides and drivers they engage are first rate – extremely knowledgeable, accommodating, intelligent, and their language skills are superb. Giovanni & Anne’s attention to detail and commitment to ensuring a fabulous experience for us was at level of professionalism beyond any travel service I’ve engaged – ever. Both Celia and I have traveled extensively in Europe, Italy in particular, for both business and pleasure. Because of the Maven and Mr G’s care, expertise, and professionalism we had the most memorable and enjoyable trip that we’ve ever taken. We recommend them without hesitation!
San Francisco, CA
Annie had me sorted in no time…I would never have seen or done as much if I had organised it by myself.
Annie met me the day I arrived (Thurs 28 June) for a walking tour through the historical centre of Rome, the following day for a 5 hour vespa tour of Roma taking in all the sites and history.
On Saturday I enjoyed a trip through the Vatican City.
When I arrived in Florence on Sunday Annie had a local guide met me for an historical tour there too.
With one on one guides, each day built on the previous day and I gained a wonderful insight into Italian culture and history.
So much so I am returning in 2013!
I would strongly recommend booking multiple tours on consecutive days as Annie can organise everything at your convenience.
My husband arranged for us to spend the day with Annie on our last day in Rome. We had been to Rome a few times before but NEVER seen all of these incredible viewpoints and little-known treasures. It was the highlight of all of our Roman holidays! Annie’s main focus is your safety and comfort, followed by your enjoyment and experience of one of the world’s greatest cities. HIGHLY recommend this experience to ALL!
You couldn’t ask for a better tour guide of Rome than Annie. A perfect blend of historical knowledge, fun facts, and an informality that makes all her guests feel at ease and somehow, at home in a land thousands of miles away. And of course getting to see the “real Rome” was a huge plus. Can’t wait to make our way back to the eternal city!
St. Paul, MN
Annie and Giovanni (The Maven & Mr G) offers a variety of tours of both popular and secluded places of Rome so no matter what you want to experience, or think you do, they’ll be able to accommodate you. Their tips on great restaurants and gelato places will also make sure that you get to experience the genuine Roman food while you’re there, something you must do if you ever visit Rome.
If you haven’t fallen in love with Rome already by just being there then Annie will make sure that you do. Not only is she a joy to spend time with but she’s also very knowledgeable about everything Roman, be it history, customs, food or language. I thought it couldn’t get any better than walking around in Rome, but after scootering around with Annie and seeing not only the more famous sites but also the secluded places where not many tourists go I realized that there’s much more to Rome than I first thought. Once you’ve zipped through traffic on a Vespa and experienced the views of Rome from Gianicolo and Aventino Hill you’ll never want to leave the city, and you’ll seriously consider getting a Vespa.
Some say that throwing a coin over your shoulder into the Fontana di Trevi will ensure that you return to Rome, I say scootering with Annie is at least twice as effective. I can’t wait to go back there and go scootering again.
Grazie per l’esperienza.
When we think back to our amazing trip to Italy, zipping through Rome on a Vespa with bella Annie as our guide was a definite highlight! How lucky we were to have choosen an afternoon with some one as friendly and amenable as Annie. It was super special to see some of her favourite parts of the city. It made us feel like we got to see a bit of the everyday Rome, not just the tourist sights. Our afternoon in Roma with Scooteroma was one to remember. If you do anything in Rome do yourself a favour and do a Scooteroma tour, its super awesome fun!!!!
It is impossible to describe what’s happening inside of you when you are in Rome. You are enchanted, you are mesmerized, you have butterflies in your stomach. Everytime when I see a scooter on a street I immediately get transformed on the back of Annie’s scooter, zipping through majestic piazzas with pleasant breeze of Tyrrhenian sea caressing your face, passing by crowded trattorias and getting drunk on intoxicating aroma of freshly made Roman pizzas and other local delicacies. So many hidden paths and secrets in this magnificent city were revealed to me by Annie and Giovanni. I fell in love instatly! Everyone should experience Rome at least once in their lifetime. And even if it will be once (which I highly doubt) it should be done with someone who can do it the best and I can assure hundred percent, nobody does it better then Scooter Maven and Mr. G. So, don’t wait another minute, call them, write them, meet them!
Annie’s scooter tours are the best way to see Rome for sure! I have been to Rome many times, but seeing it from the back of a scooter changes everything! You are living, breathing, and feeling Rome all around you. Renting and driving the scooters was a piece of cake and my husband has talked constantly of buying a scooter of his own because he had so much fun! We have even rented scooters on multiple vacations since then because we found out what a great, easy and inexpensive way it is to see a city. Thanks Annie for turning us on to something amazing!
A few years ago I was on a long trip traveling through Europe, with my last stop being Rome. My sister emailed me at the last minute and told me I had to look up her friend Annie when I got there -I did, and it was one of my favorite travel experiences ever! She asked me if I’d ever ridden a motorcycle before, to which I replied, yes, like 20 years ago…and before I knew it I was weaving through Rome traffic trying to keep up;) Riding a scooter is fun period, but riding a scooter in such an amazing city, with such a charismatic tour guide, was such an unforgettable experience I can’t recommend it enough. Go there now and call Annie, you won’t be disappointed! And one piece of advice if you want to blend in with the Romans-while-in-Rome -dress well! They are probably the best dressed people on the planet, even while riding their Vespas…while talking and their cell phones…and sipping their espressos….
I had the good fortune of considering Annie and G my friends. I have so enjoyed my tours with them around Rome, seeing the city I have come to know well from a completely different perspective. With each turn on the back of a scooter, I see Rome in a different light and the city continues to grow more beautiful. I tell anyone I hear is going to Rome that they must take a tour with Scooteroma if they don’t want to miss out on anything. You will not be upset with your time in Roma, unless of course you don’t make time for a tour with the the most exciting and personalized tour operators in the city, Scooteroma!!!
What a fun & fantastic way to see some of the outskirts of Rome! Annie is a wonderful and energetic guide and driver. One of the pluses for me was the thrill of taking photos while we moved our way through the historical streets of Rome. Can’t wait for my next spin!
I first Scooteroma’d with Annie in 2009. It took about two days after returning home to start planning my revisit. Every day I longed to be back there – zipping around town, through the history I love, feeling the freedom of seeing Roma’s sights from a new perspective. I’ve now been to Roma five times and each time have enjoyed seeing the city with Annie and Giovanni. Thank you for always being THE BEST part of visiting the Eternal City!
When in Rome do as the Romans do… which means Scootering! There is no better way to see all the incredible sites of Rome than on a Scooter Maven tour. Forget schlepping around in taxis, on foot, via subway- so exhausting! Riding a scooter offer the best views, the most convenience, and the most fun way to see and learn about everything Roman. I loved it so much I had to buy a Scooter when I got back to the States! Annie is a terrific tour guide and this is the first thing on my list anytime I go to Rome.
Los Angeles, CA
People said, “You did WHAT??” Okay, in our case, we were too chicken to drive ourselves, so Annie and Giovanni accommodated us. . .and it was a complete gas, not to mention a super-efficient way to see many sights (and surprises) that we hadn’t gotten to yet on foot–all with an amazing lunch built in. See Roma as the Romans do! On scooters!
Ciao, Scooter Maven! Filming beautiful Roma for our HIstory Channel TV show whilst whizzing around the busy streets on the back of your scooter was probably the highlight of my 5 weeks working throughout Europe. It was a complete thrill being able to bypass the traffic and feel the breeze on my face as we passed all of the landmarks, and your knowledge of Roma gave me the edge I needed to get to the best vantage points in a short amount of time so I could make a show with rich visuals. Even our production manager was inspired to buy a Vespa when he got back to Los Angeles after our experience with you. I will definitely return to Roma as a tourist with my family in the near future and you can be sure that we will join you so that the whole family can experience the adventure of a lifetime. You rock, Scooter Maven!
Let yourself feel Italian–Annie reallly knows her stuff! We would have been totally lost tourists without her gentle guiding hand and her awesome can-do spirit. I can’t think of a better person to organize such an original way to see the Eternal City. Highly recommended!
I will make it over there for a scoot one of these days. Everyone on the tours looks like they are having an such a great time! I love it!
Our experience in Rome would not have been the same without Scotteroma! We were able to see much of the great sites in Rome within a short period of time. As well, the walking tour and the Vatican guided tour was simply amazing!! Thank you Scooter Maven and Mr G. for making it the trip of a lifetime… Mike and Lisa O, Mpls, USA
What an absolute blast we had! Such a neat way to discover an incredible city! The ScooterMaven and Mr. G recommended two great restaurants, one that was so good we went back the next day.
The information you are provided with for the tours is perfect. Easy to follow, fun and not over whelming.
All n all… Highly recommended!!
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Hats off to Annie and Giovanni and your team for an unforgettable experience!
See the USA in your Chevrolet, but see Roma with Scooteroma!
Working with Annie was amazing. She got everything organized for us so we could enjoy being on vacation.
We even stopped to hear the Pope, took pictures and saw him riding in his Pope Mobile. What a thrill!
Make your vacation complete by letting Annie personalize your scooter tour and whirl through the city!
Forget queuing with the crowds, whizz past them on a Vespa instead and get under the skin of Rome.
Doing the scooter tour was undeniably the best decision we made when planning our trip to Rome.
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