Bici e Baci
Do as the Romans do and scoot about town on a ‘motorino’ or ‘scooter’. It’s by far the most convenient way of traversing the city and seeing things off the beaten track. Remember that the wearing of helmets at all times is (one of the few) rigorously enforced laws. Bicycles are another option for the brave – the traffic-clogged Roman streets may be more than what you’re used to and cycling on the cobbles can be a real bone-rattler, but there are a couple of cycle lanes along the banks of the Tiber, and it makes for speedy sightseeing. If you just fancy a spin for the afternoon, the Villa Borghese has plenty of bike rental stands, including tandems and the popular buggy bikes for four to six people.
Bici e Baci has bikes and scooters for hire, and also organises guided tours on vintage motorbikes.