SCOOTER RENTAL: ALL INFORMATION TO RENT A SCOOTER IN ROME
Everyday several people visit Rome and decide to rent a scooter or a car to go around the city, spending less time in public transportation or walking.
Usually people prefer to rent a scooter, in particular a Vespa, because it is the fastest way to move in the city and live a real local experience.
In this page we will try to reply to all this question, giving you the best advises to choose your scooter and save money.
Our scooter rental company is the only one in Rome that provide you all the information to rent a scooter in Rome, without having surprises in a second moment with Italian policy.
People that want to rent a scooter, usually have several questions like:
Do I need a license to drive a scooter in Italy?
To drive in Italy it is required a valid driving license. Valid national driving licence enabling to drive the category of the vehicle being driven.
Unless your national driving licence was issued by an EU/EFTA-member state, it must be accompanied either by an international driving permit, to be obtained prior to departure, or by a certified translation (traduzione giurata) into Italian
(International driving permit)
Can I drive with national driving license, without International driving permit
Officially you can't drive a scooter or car without International driving permit, because Italian police can fine you and obligate you to pay a sum of minimal 400 €. Apart the fine, insurance doesn't cover you, in case of accident if you drive without a valid driving license and International driving permit, insurance can decide to don't cover damages against third party. If you have a passenger, he will be not covered by insurance in case of accident.
Usually scooter rental company don't speak about these risks, because they prefer to rent a scooter and increase their business, without thinking to consequences their costumers may face.
Is it worth it to rent a vespa in rome?
No, it is a great idea. It's the best way to discover the city like a roman but you have to respect Highway rules.
How much does it cost to rent a Vespa in Rome?
Usually a Vespa 125 cc costs around 59 € per 24 hours. You can obtain cheaper prices renting for more days. Check our prices on this page: vespa rental rome
Are any restriction area in Rome - Limited traffic area
Yes, in Rome you can't drive only inside a limited traffic area called ZTL A1. You can obtain more information about this limited traffic area and working times on City of Rome website: https://www.romamobilita.it/en/services/limited-traffic-zones/tridente-a1
If you have any question you can contact us on What's app: +39 3806432278
IMPORTANT Rome by Vespa will not refund any deposit or payment received if costumers don't satisfy following requirements on the rental day
Scooter driving experience: If it is your first experience with a scooter, it's better to don't try, because it is unsafe for your life and the lifes of other people.
18 years old minimal
Passport or ID license preferably with legal home address
Valid national driving licence enabling to drive the category of the vehicle being driven.
If your national driving licence was issued by an EU/EFTA-member state is valid in Italy.
EXTRA EU CITIZENS
If your national driving license was issued by an extra European countries, it must be accompanied either by an international driving permit, to be obtained prior to departure, or by a certified translation (traduzione giurata) into Italian
Credit card (for the security deposit of 500 euros).
Our systems release the security deposit right after the end of the rental agreement. However, it may happen that the blocked amount doesn't come immediately available to the customer. Usually the interbank circuits and the companies managing credit cards require technical times, which can keep the amount blocked for a few days, and in some cases even for a few weeks.
In case of cancellation by the customer: no refund will be granted for any shortened or canceled service (tour or rental). But in the event of a negative and unpredictable event that does not allow the customer to be able to enjoy the service, please note that the deposit paid for the reservation will be retained by Rome by Vespa as a deposit for a new rental to be reprogrammed in the future in a period of your choice, in any case not less than the previous booking period.