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

Private driver - 500 views of Rome


€110.00 p.p.

Vintage Tour with a Classic Fiat 500


€75.00 p.p.

Private Colosseum & Roman Forum Skip the Line Tour


€55.00 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
karl Valentina

A customized trip with Valentina

Valentina has an exceptional knowledge of the places we visited in Rome. We saw a lot of things that we would not have done if we were on our own. Valentina also has a great personality and I would highly recommend Valentina to be your tour guide.

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Imran Roberto

Cooking Class: Make Your Own Pasta and Ciambelle!

Roberto was so nice! This was the perfect end to our three days in Rome. Obviously the pasta was delicious but he also gave us a unique insight into Italy and Roman culture. 10/10 would recommend.

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Pauline Amandio

Rome with the Whole Family!

Andrew 11 year old: I found the tour really fun and interesting because Amandio took us to really interesting places and made us taste amazing pizza and ice cream! When he was telling us about history he was asking us questions so we wouldnt get bored, at the end of the tour we went to the park where we played tag and loads of other fun games! I highly recommend it for all ages.

Naya 8 year old: le tour était très cool, parce que c’etait pas ennuyant, Amandio nous a raconté des histoires intéressantes, on a goûté à la nourriture italienne, et on a vu des beaux endroits et une belle église!