Super Buggy Tour

Its real name is Piaggio Ape Calessino, but we call it the “super” buggy because it never stops! Unlike the electric golf carts, its driving range is not limited by the duration of the batteries. It’s operated by a small single cylinder diesel engine and so we can just re-fuel it when necessary. Piaggio is the company making the famous Vespa scooter and this is practically the 3-wheel version of the Vespa. Vespa means wasp, and Ape (having nothing to do with gorillas) means bee, and Calessino just means buggy. We prefer to use the electric golf carts for city tours and use the “Super Buggy” for wider range tours or transfers within the city for those who’re staying at hotels that are outside of the golf carts’ range. The “Super Buggy” can also go along with the Vespas, when someone on the Vespa tour group doesn’t want to ride the scooter, but wants to go together with those on the Vespa tour. Riding the “Super Buggy” following the Vespas on a tour is a lot of fun! Getting in and out of the “Super Buggy” isn’t as easy as the golf carts, but it’s still easier than getting in and out of a car and it’s a lot of fun! So, if you decide to tour with us, besides the golf carts you can also choose to tour by “Ape”.

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Its real name is Piaggio Ape Calessino, but we call it the “super” buggy because it never stops! Unlike the electric golf carts, its driving range is not limited by the duration of the batteries. It’s operated by a small single cylinder diesel engine and so we can just re-fuel it when necessary. Piaggio is the company making the famous Vespa scooter and this is practically the 3-wheel version of the Vespa. Vespa means wasp, and Ape (having nothing to do with gorillas) means bee, and Calessino just means buggy. We prefer to use the electric golf carts for city tours and use the “Super Buggy” for wider range tours or transfers within the city for those who’re staying at hotels that are outside of the golf carts’ range. The “Super Buggy” can also go along with the Vespas, when someone on the Vespa tour group doesn’t want to ride the scooter, but wants to go together with those on the Vespa tour. Riding the “Super Buggy” following the Vespas on a tour is a lot of fun! Getting in and out of the “Super Buggy” isn’t as easy as the golf carts, but it’s still easier than getting in and out of a car and it’s a lot of fun! So, if you decide to tour with us, besides the golf carts you can also choose to tour by “Ape”.

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City Tours

It goes without saying that the “super-buggy” is great to tour around Rome in as well. It’s more noisy and smoky than the golf carts, but it’s still a lot of fun and it can take you further than the golf carts can! It’s similar than touring in the golf carts. The big difference is that, while the golf carts are electric, environment friendly, and absolutely silent, the “super-buggy” operates on a single cylinder diesel engine and sounds like a motorcycle when it runs. Because of all this, it’s subject to some traffic limitations. It’s also higher than the golf carts, which means that it’s not as easy to get in and out of for the elderly and the handicapped as the golf carts are. Well, now that we listed the disadvantages, let’s talk about the advantages: you sit up higher and therefore you can see better and your more protected if it rains. You can drive further than the electric golf buggies can because you don’t have to worry about running out of juice, you can just re-fuel at the nearest gas station and, last but not least, kids love that “broom broom” sound! So basically, you can do the same tours in the “super-buggy” that you can do in the golf carts, the prices are the same and we just leave the choice up to you! To get an idea of the tours you can do, please visit our “tours” page.

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City Tours

It goes without saying that the “super-buggy” is great to tour around Rome in as well. It’s more noisy and smoky than the golf carts, but it’s still a lot of fun and it can take you further than the golf carts can! It’s similar than touring in the golf carts. The big difference is that, while the golf carts are electric, environment friendly, and absolutely silent, the “super-buggy” operates on a single cylinder diesel engine and sounds like a motorcycle when it runs. Because of all this, it’s subject to some traffic limitations. It’s also higher than the golf carts, which means that it’s not as easy to get in and out of for the elderly and the handicapped as the golf carts are. Well, now that we listed the disadvantages, let’s talk about the advantages: you sit up higher and therefore you can see better and your more protected if it rains. You can drive further than the electric golf buggies can because you don’t have to worry about running out of juice, you can just re-fuel at the nearest gas station and, last but not least, kids love that “broom broom” sound! So basically, you can do the same tours in the “super-buggy” that you can do in the golf carts, the prices are the same and we just leave the choice up to you! To get an idea of the tours you can do, please visit our “tours” page.

Country Tours

The Ape Calessino’s range is practically unlimited, and therefore we like to drive it out to the countryside, where the golf carts can’t go. Its top speed is 60 km per hour (35 miles), so we can’t drive it on the motorways, but it’s nice to ride it to some nice places just outside of Rome like Castelgandolfo, the lovely little town overlooking a lake where the Pope has his summer residence. Only 25 kilometers (15 miles) away from Rome, but we will not cover the distance all in one drag, we’ll be making frequent stops. After picking you up at your hotel, we’ll drive past the Circus Maximus and the Baths of Caracalla and finally get on Rome’s oldest road: the Old Appian Way. We’ll make a stop along the Appian Way to let you tour the Catacombs and the continue Castelgandolfo. Here you’ll have the time to explore the lovely town and the panorama. On the way back to the city we’ll stop at the “Park of the Aqueducts”. This is a beautiful park just in the outskirts of Rome where you can stroll around the ruins of the famous Roman Aqueducts. Along the way we can stop for a quick, but authentic, lunch. This can happen either in a little place on the Old Appian Way or by the lake in Castelgandolfo. Ultimately, if you like, we can arrange for a picnic lunch! The whole tour takes 6 hours.

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Country Tours

The Ape Calessino’s range is practically unlimited, and therefore we like to drive it out to the countryside, where the golf carts can’t go. Its top speed is 60 km per hour (35 miles), so we can’t drive it on the motorways, but it’s nice to ride it to some nice places just outside of Rome like Castelgandolfo, the lovely little town overlooking a lake where the Pope has his summer residence. Only 25 kilometers (15 miles) away from Rome, but we will not cover the distance all in one drag, we’ll be making frequent stops. After picking you up at your hotel, we’ll drive past the Circus Maximus and the Baths of Caracalla and finally get on Rome’s oldest road: the Old Appian Way. We’ll make a stop along the Appian Way to let you tour the Catacombs and the continue Castelgandolfo. Here you’ll have the time to explore the lovely town and the panorama. On the way back to the city we’ll stop at the “Park of the Aqueducts”. This is a beautiful park just in the outskirts of Rome where you can stroll around the ruins of the famous Roman Aqueducts. Along the way we can stop for a quick, but authentic, lunch. This can happen either in a little place on the Old Appian Way or by the lake in Castelgandolfo. Ultimately, if you like, we can arrange for a picnic lunch! The whole tour takes 6 hours.

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Weddings

More and more people these days want to get married in Rome, the most romantic city in the world! Everyone wants the vehicle they use to go to their wedding to be very special. Well, our “super-buggy” is special! Not only because it looks charming and romantic, but it also has a lot of space for the bride and her complicated dress! We can decorate it whichever way you like for your wedding: flowers, ribbons, your choice. Not only, besides the fact that the “super-buggy” is really, romantic, photogenic, eye catching and everything else you may think, you also have another advantage: we know our city so well that we can suggest the most evocative sites where you can take some memorable pictures. Some of the cutest out of the way sites that others do not know! So, do not hesitate, book our “super-buggy” for your wedding!

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Weddings

More and more people these days want to get married in Rome, the most romantic city in the world! Everyone wants the vehicle they use to go to their wedding to be very special. Well, our “super-buggy” is special! Not only because it looks charming and romantic, but it also has a lot of space for the bride and her complicated dress! We can decorate it whichever way you like for your wedding: flowers, ribbons, your choice. Not only, besides the fact that the “super-buggy” is really, romantic, photogenic, eye catching and everything else you may think, you also have another advantage: we know our city so well that we can suggest the most evocative sites where you can take some memorable pictures. Some of the cutest out of the way sites that others do not know! So, do not hesitate, book our “super-buggy” for your wedding!

Promotions

Finally, we would like to propose our “super-buggy” as an instrument to advertise for your business. Such vehicle surely doesn’t go unnoticed. Everyone turns around to take a better look when we drive by and isn’t that what you want to happen when you’re trying to give visibility to your business? We can drive you around and help you hand out your flyers and gadgets or we can park it where you want us to, with your advertisement on it. These are some of the possibilities, we think you can think of more yourselves, for the vehicle is really inspiring! We’ve done it before, we drove around with beautiful models who were handing out famous canned drinks, clowns who entertained kids at a birthday party and more. We’ll be waiting for you to contact us for this kind of service and any of the others we list in this website. See you soon!

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promotions ape calessino

Promotions

Finally, we would like to propose our “super-buggy” as an instrument to advertise for your business. Such vehicle surely doesn’t go unnoticed. Everyone turns around to take a better look when we drive by and isn’t that what you want to happen when you’re trying to give visibility to your business? We can drive you around and help you hand out your flyers and gadgets or we can park it where you want us to, with your advertisement on it. These are some of the possibilities, we think you can think of more yourselves, for the vehicle is really inspiring! We’ve done it before, we drove around with beautiful models who were handing out famous canned drinks, clowns who entertained kids at a birthday party and more. We’ll be waiting for you to contact us for this kind of service and any of the others we list in this website. See you soon!

The “super-buggy” accommodates 3 people plus driver. Larger groups will need to use more than one “super-buggy”.

First buggyAdditional buggy

Transfers
hotel – city center or Vatican

40 €40 €

City tours
half day (4 hours)

270 €140 €
Additional hours, each60 €35 €

Country tours
half day (4 hours)

300 €150 €
Additional hours, each60 €35 €

The “super-buggy” accommodates 3 people plus driver. Larger groups will need to use more than one “super-buggy”.

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