Rome Vintage Fiat 500 Self-Drive Tour by Convoy

Roma, Italy

From USD 190.31

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore Rome as if you were in a classic Italian film on this sightseeing tour by vintage Fiat 500. Following a knowledgeable guide, you’ll drive yourself through the Eternal City in your own Easter egg–colored Fiat, cruising down lanes that are often inaccessible to larger autos. See Roman landmarks like Circus Maximus, the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine, and discover the Garden of the Oranges and other off-the-beaten-path sights, as well. Limited to just 10 people, this tour provides a small-group experience.
  • Follow an expert guide and drive in a convoy through Rome’s pretty, historical streets
  • View Rome’s must-see attractions including the Colosseum, Circus Maximus and the Mouth of Truth
  • Drive through the bustling Trastevere neighborhood and pass through other areas that may be inaccessible to larger vehicles
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 people, ensuring a personalized experience

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Use of a vintage Fiat 500
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Palazzo Manfredi
    Via Labicana, 125, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Your tour starts in central Rome, where you’ll meet your guide and be paired with your vintage candy-colored Fiat 500, also known as a Cinquecento. Introduced in the 1950s as a fashionable, affordable mode of transport, the Fiat 500 continues to evoke thoughts of dreamy days cruising around Italy in style.

Hop behind the wheel, and listen to a quick briefing about safety and the nuances of operating the Fiat’s manual controls. Then take off in a colorful caravan, following your guide’s car along some of Rome’s quieter roads. Open the soft-top roof to enjoy the sun and fresh air as you drive down charming streets to see some of Rome's top landmarks, like Circus Maximus, the Colosseum, Arch of Constantine and the Mouth of Truth. Take breaks occasionally for photo ops and to hear interesting tidbits about the city from your guide.

In addition to recognizable attractions, venture to lesser-known sights along roads that may be inaccessible to bigger vehicles. Such gems may include the Garden of Oranges, Aventine Keyhole, Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta (Piazza of the Knights of Malta) and the lively Trastevere neighborhood. You’ll also stop for gelato or coffee (own expense) before your tour ends upon return to the starting point.

Please note: The Fiat 500 is small in comparison to most modern-day cars, so with comfort in mind, bookings are allowed for a maximum of three adults per car (or two adults and two children). If you have a bigger group, that’s okay! Up to 10 people can book at a time, and you’ll be split into separate Fiats.

Terme di Caracalla

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Circus Maximus

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Il Buco della Serratura

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Parco Savello

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Trastevere (Pass By)

Piazzale Garibaldi

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Porta San Paolo

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Colosseum (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Minimum age for children: 5 years
  • Minimum age for the driver: 18 years
  • The driver must be in possession of a valid European Union driving license or International Driving Permit.
  • The cars are equipped with manual stick/clutch, NOT automatic. Drivers must have sufficient experience driving a manual transmission vehicle. The Company reserves the right to refuse renting a car to a person who does not have sufficient experience driving manual transmission vehicles. No refund will be made in these instances.
  • Please wear closed-toe shoes only, no sandals or flip flops
  • Due to the size of the car, this tour is not suitable for passengers who weigh over 220 pounds (100 kg) or who are taller than 6.2 feet (1.9 meters)
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveller Tips

This is an absolute must book for anyone looking for something out of the ordinary.


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Candy coloured convoy!
karen_R, Nov 2022
What a unique and fun activity to do! We had such a fun time and saw lots of Rome that we probably wouldn’t have known about! Alex was a great tour guide and we would absolutely recommend this activity to everyone. 🚗
Alyssa_O, Oct 2022
We were lucky enough to be the only members of our tour. Having a private tour with Alexis was such a special treat. His knowledge of history really made Rome's monuments and neighborhoods come alive. This, coupled with the smiles and waves we received while driving in our little pink easter egg , made the tour so special. This was a once in a lifetime experience that you don't want to miss!
Thrilling ride through the streets of Rome!
Henry_C, Sept 2022
Wow! What an amazing experience driving through the streets of Rome in a vintage Fiat! Highly highly recommended. Our family of 5 booked this trip for two vehicles. One of our drivers was not as experienced at driving stick as was necessary, but thanks to our wonderful tour host, Alex, this was not an issue. Alex was able to drive two of us and conduct the tour while the rest of us followed in a second car. This was a thrilling ride through the city of Rome with plenty of stops for photo opps at so many historic locations, and it was made most enjoyable by our fantastic tour guide Alex. He was so helpful taking photos of our party and with his intricate knowledge of the city. Five stars out of five experience. One my family will never forget. Thanks so much for a wonderful time!!!
Amazing! Book it!
Kirsty_H, Sept 2022
This experience is amazing! We were luck today to have Max who I can only describe as an energetic, knowledgable and passionate man. It was only myself and my husband on this experience but he was great! We are British so wish we were more gushy for him as he really deserved it. If you want to not see the obvious sites of Rome then this is the trip for you! It’s amazing and Max is a credit.
A trip in the past in the iconic 500, true Rome vintage experience, Max n.1 guide :)
Iessirmarzaq, Aug 2022
Amazing experience, it was underestimated the kind of feeling of doing this trip on the past, on board of an iconic 500, discover spots of Rome, that every tourist misses, our guide Max, love Rome, and love his job, his smile and enthusiasm was transpiring in every word, anecdotes and experiences he shared with us, this is the best experience we had in Rome, don’t miss the opportunity to do it, it’s really memorable. If a Vespa wasn’t available during William Wyler masterpiece of Roman holidays, I’m pretty sure he would have used a 500 :)
It was pretty awesome.
Thomas_L, July 2022
It was a lovely time. Our tour guide was friendly and funny. I could listen to our guide all day. He was so nice to guide us, and how to use the car. Me and my partner loved it. He was so excited to drive a Fiat 500. If I ever come back to rome i would do it again with other people. it was worth the money. For someone who has never been to rome before, I loved the story and information.
Best thing to do in Rome
Eric_K, July 2022
This was the highlight of Rome. Unbelievably fun and memorable! Alex was an amazing guide, so knowledgeable, so engaging. We learned a lot, saw tremendous things that we would have not otherwise seen, and snapped a million great pics. I would recommend to anyone. ❤️❤️❤️
So much fun
Mirelle_A, July 2022
This was a great way to see some of the attractions on the outskirts of Rome. Alessio was a fantastic guide and was really accommodating with a later time as we had a very short window to do this tour in. He also took some really fun pictures of us in our Fiat 500. The highlight for my son was the lesson on Rome water fountains which was very entertaining when he told our guide 'Thanks for teaching me the finger!'
Amazing Tour!!
Paul_B, July 2022
Alexis was an amazing tour guide. The experience was amazing. We were 30 minutes late due to miscommunication on our behalf but the company and Tour guide were great about it all. Highly recommend!!
Great guide, great tour -...
Audney_D, June 2022
Great guide, great tour - so fun. Allessio was our guide and he made it fun for all. Driving the car was easy and made the tour as well.
Fab Fiat 500!
Denise_D, May 2022
The ONLY way to see Rome in such a novel, fun way! We went to the wrong departure location (our mistake) and were very kindly brought in a taxi by one of the organisers who happened to come along and see us. Top class service!! Our guide, Alex, was exceptional….knowledgeable, passionate and above all, fun. This tour was the highlight of our Rome trip and one we will remember fondly forever. Book it!
Great Experience
Shelly_A, May 2022
Great fun to drive in Rome - a real experience… while getting a perspective of the entire city. Ricardo was a very goo guide.
Amazing tour
Laura_D, Apr 2022
Great car and great tour guide. Highly recommend this tour it’s a great way to see rome and some hidden treasures
Fab fiat 500 trip
Kerry_L, Mar 2022
Brilliant, best part f our visit to Rome, great guide would highly recommend, can’t believe I’ve driven in Rome but so pleased we did, thank you
Fiat 500 Experience is a Must in Rome!
DeborahW_W, Jan 2022
Maximillian was an absolutely fantastic guide for this adventure in Rome. Right on time and created a drive in our little pink Fiat that allowed us to see some sights not seen before, navigated us through the tiny back streets, and had us smiling the whole time. Total value for the money as an 'experience' outside of the normal tourist stuff - highly recommend Rome 500 and Maximillian!
Classic Italian car.
Jonathan_B, Dec 2021
Super fun! Brings you to the less touristy spots in rome, had a great time. To guide was very friendly. I would definitely recommend.
Super fun experience!
John_S, Aug 2021
This was definitely a highlight of our trip in Rome! Such a unique experience and it was a blast. We were unsure if we could us our US driver licenses at first but we could. The guide was excellent and brought a great energy and excitement that added to the joy of driving around in Fiats. And it's true - people do look at you, take pictures, and it immediately makes people smile to see you driving around in these. Would absolutely do it again! Great fun.
Very interesting experience and our guide Georgio was great.
Liina T, June 2019
I made my husband a birthday gift and our car was made the same year he was born. The tour was much better than I expected. The places we visited were interesting and some of them we had not visited before. As the traffic of Rome was not easy but our guide Georgio handled us and the traffic very safely. He is very polite and his talking about the places we visited was concrete and interesting. His English language is good.
A great way to see the hidden sights of Rome!
Leah_W, May 2019
This tour wasn't what we expected - it was 100% better! We thought we'd drive around, see the Colesseum etc etc but what this tour does is take you to all the amazing parts of Rome you probably didn't know existed! Our tour guide Giorgio was so passionate, knowledgeable and funny, he was great! He was also a super conscientious driver; there were a couple of times at the start where we stalled the car and he always pulled over a bit so we could catch up- not easy on the busy streets of Rome! We loved every second, Thanks Giorgio - Jason and Leah
Our #1 Italy Vacation Highlight
Peter H, Aug 2018
Wow. We had a group of 9, took 4 cars and the lead car, so a 5 car caravan. 100% the best time we had in Italy. This is an absolute must book for anyone looking for something out of the ordinary. And the guys who run this, really fun guys. Great, great time. A+++.

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