Travel options in Rome

Withlocals experiences in Rome are

100% With locals

Who you see is who you get.
The Withlocals host you book is the
host that welcomes you.

100% Private

All Withlocals experiences
are private, meaning exclusively
for you.

a 100% taste of the city

From city highlights to hidden gems.
From food essentials to home dinners.
Our hosts share it with you.

Getting around in Rome

If you’re going to drive in Rome, you’ll get a chance to better understand the Romans. In your Rome travel experience you will notice that people tend to drive according to their own rules. The charismatic Romans are very passionate people, and it is revealed on the road as well: it’s very common to see a lot of hand gesturing from the drivers. But don’t worry, it’s a fun way to see the local culture. Keep calm and drive safe!

The best way to travel in Rome is of course with a local host by your side. You can book your own private driver and he’ll take you to all the main stops and hidden gems. A vespa experience can also be included on your list, it’s such a fun way to see the city! If you’re more into walking, then your host can offer you one of his walking tours in Rome, designed especially for you. They'll help you find all the awesome things to do in Rome.

Top Roman experiences with a Private Driver

Rome's Best Views Tour on a Classic Ride


€150.00 p.p.

Vintage Tour with a Classic Fiat 500


€85.00 p.p.

90 Minutes Kickstart Tour of Rome



€8.00 p.p.

Public transport & taxis in Rome

In your travel to Rome, you will probably also reach the central railway station, named Termini Station. It is the main public transport point of convergence in the city: there you will find the subway, the main bus station for local buses, airport buses and trains. Inside the station there is a big underground shopping mall on two floors, including a supermarket.

The Rome travel subway system features three lines named A, B and C. Lines A and B cross at Rome Termini Railway Station, while Line C is a new line that covers the outskirts of the centre, so you will not use it often. The subway in Rome is quick and efficient and tickets can be bought from the automatic machines prior to boarding. Make sure you validate your tickets first, as many tourists get caught out by this. The Colosseum/Roman Forum (Line B) and Spanish Steps (Line A) are included in the Rome travel subway service and you can reach them within a few minutes’ walking. The Vatican Museums and St Peter's Square are also on Line A.

All local public transportation is integrated, so with the same subway ticket you can travel by bus and tram as well. Tickets can be purchased from the vending machines at subway stations and major bus stops or tobacconists, bars. On both buses and subway there is a flat fare, whether you go one stop or to the end of the line. On buses your ticket is valid for 100 minutes and with the same one you can change many buses. Public transportation is free for children less than 10 years old.

Taxis are cheaper than in many comparable cities and are white colored. The Rome Travel service is operated by private companies, licensed by the Local Authority. Be sure to use an official taxi: they display a "TAXI" sign on the roof and the Rome crest (with "SPQR") on the doors.

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Christine Mariangela (Margi)

Ostia Antica Day Trip: Roman Ruins & River Lunch

Last week I spent two amazing days with exploring Rome and Ostia Antica with Margi.

Margi was increadibly prompt, courteous and knowledgeable from our initial interaction. She was quick to respond to my request for a booking and offered up recommendations to suit the specific needs of my visit.

During the first tour, Margi created a custom experience for a friend and I. We explored several areas in the center of Ancient Rome and she was extremely knowledgeable about art and history. More importantly she took us into quite a number of special local shops and restaurants which we would have never know about or gone into on our own. We truly felt that we were spending the day with a friend who was showing us around a city that she loved.

My second tour with Margi was a private tour of Ostia. Again, I cant say enough about how the day. I’ve been to Pompeii in the past and found it a truly amazing experience. Ostia is no less impressive, but so much more accessible if you are staying in Rome. During this tour, I was traveling by myself with Margi and it was an amazing experience. As someone who travels frequently for work, and who likes to get a good feel for the city I am in, taking a tour with Margi was so much more fun and enjoyable than being on a larger group tour. Once again, I felt as if I was traveling wth a friend. Not only was she able to share a lot of information about Ostia and the surrounding area, but we had a number of amazing conversations about culture and life in general. We ended our tour with a lunch at a local marina, and I was so pleased that I was the only tourist in sight. It was truly a day well spent immersed in Roman culture.

Margi was the perfect host throughout the duration of my stay in Rome. Even on the days that I did not spend with her, she checked in on me and was more than happy to provide guidance or recommendations about any questions I had. I cannot recommend Margi as a host highly enough. This was my first time booking through Withlocals, and it certainly wont be my last. And I will be sure to recommend Margi to anyone I know who is traveling to Rome connect with her again myself the next time I am in Italy.

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
James Rome

90 Minutes Kickstart Tour of Rome

Leonardo was very aaccommodating. We indicated that we did not want to walk to the Transverse on our 90 min kick start tour because it would've ended too far from hotel, he said no problem. Another guide told us no. Her loss. Leonardo gave us insight of Rome's past as well as Rome's current status. He took us to secluded neighborhoods, churches, Campo die Fiore, towards Piazza Navano. Thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Highly recommend Leonardo

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Danelle Rome

A Taste of Rome Private Food Tour

Thanks so much for the tour Simone, it was really appreciated.