Campervan hire Rome
From marvelling at the Pantheon’s dome and strolling down Saint Peter’s Square, to living la dolce vita, The Eternal City inspires everlasting memories.
All roads lead to Rome, so as a road tripper you’re bound to end up in The Eternal City sooner or later. For good reason too, because the ancient metropolis is the historic heart of Europe. Iconic sites like the magnificent Colosseum, Michelangelo’s Sistine masterwork, and the Roman Forum will tell you just that. In fact, anyone strolling the ancient fora will tell you about the grand aura these places exude. It’s like the speeches of great orators like Cicero still linger in the air. And, visiting the amphitheatre, the clashing of swords and shouts of ten thousands of people still echo through the catacombs. But while they come for Rome’s ancient allure, it’s la dolce vita that has travellers coming back to Rome, time and again. The lively piazzas, drinks with antipasti, and nipping espressos at the counter––maybe it’s not the amazing architecture, nor even its glorious past, but the good life that is most magical about Rome. Hire a campervan in Rome and do a road trip as the Romans do: living la dolce vita.
Depot + Transfer
Our Rome campervan hire depot is located in Focene, at only 5 minutes from Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO) in Fiumicino, and about half an hour from Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA).
Beginning your RV rental road trip in Rome? If you arrive by airplane, we’ll pick you up at either airport and take you to our depot, where we’ll get you familiar with your campervan. After returning your campervan at our Rome depot, we’ll drive you back to the airport. Free of charge during regular hours, of course!
Parking in the city
Instead of trying to find street parking in Rome’s centre, park your campervan at a parking lot around Termini Station, or in any of the residential areas outside the city centre, where parking is cheaper.
Camping grounds nearby
Closest to the city centre is Camping Village Roma, just fifteen minutes south of the Vatican. The site has everything, from a swimming pool and playground to shuttle service. North of the city centre lies Camping Village Flaminio, which, too, has all the facilities you need and more to stay with your campervan.
What today is the capital of Italy was once the heart of the civilised world. In well over a thousand years, Rome went from miniature monarchy, through conquering republic, to world-dominating empire, before being split in two, having provinces chipped off by Barbarians, fighting off Huns; and, finally, the takeover of the Roman Army by a Germanic prince, who was then proclaimed King of Italy in 476––marking the end of the Roman Empire. Rome’s mark on the world was such that its fall is seen as the beginning of the Dark Ages, because of the disappearance of civilisation in Europe. Just imagine being a shepherd tending to your flock amidst ruins of massive pillars and ancient aqueducts, gazing at these megastructures and not knowing what they were for and wondering who the mighty people were that built things bigger and better than anything of your time. Must’ve been mind-boggling, right? Civilisation has made its way back to Europe since, and we know a lot more about the ancient Romans––but visiting Rome still makes for a mind-blowing experience!
Hire a campervan in Rome and trace the marks of Antiquity. Ancient Rome comes to life at the grandiose Colosseum and Roman Forum, and the exquisitely-constructed Pantheon. Recount the rise of the Roman Empire, from standing on the steps where Caesar was assassinated, through walking the forum of Augustus, to marvelling at Trajan’s Column. Now add Holy to the Roman Empire and make your way to the richly-decorated St. Peter’s Basilica and the coveted Sistine Chapel in the Vatican. The rich artistic and cultural heritage that the Roman popes left in the Vatican are some of the most magnificent works of the Renaissance. Allow yourself to be seduced by Michelangelo’s intricate sculptures, Caravaggio’s haunting canvases, and Raphael’s dreamy frescoes.
After witnessing history, tune into day-to-day life. Revel in la dolce vita at Piazza Navona, with countless buzzing esplanades, homemade pasta and pizza, tempting gelaterias, and serenading street performers. Explore the closeby Via della Pace, one of the city’s most iconic streets, and get lost wandering through tangled alleyways for hours on end. Before heading on to the next destination on your Rome campervan hire adventure, make sure to throw a coin over your left shoulder in the magical Trevi fountain. Legend has it that it grants you the occasion to return one day!
What to discover
In and around the city
Considered to be the best-preserved Roman villa in the world, this complex is over 250 acres of fabulous buildings, monuments, a swimming pool, and a moated theatre! The villa was built in the 2nd century AD for emperor Hadrian, who must’ve thrown some great parties there!
The fascinating villa complex lies half an hour east of the city by campervan.
Vatican City is an independent state within Rome and the HQ of the Roman Catholic Church, built over the tomb of Saint Peter. The Vatican holds many magnificent monuments and religious relics, most of which you’ll find at the Vatican Museums. For instance, the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo’s famous fresco is part of the museums!
Getting into the museums requires a separate ticket, so make sure to get one when entering the Vatican.
Lago di Bracciano
At 30 km northwest of the city, the idyllic Bracciano Lake is Rome’s favourite day-trip. Take a swim in the crystal waters and visit its three charming towns: Bracciano, Anguillara Sabazia, and Trevignano Romano.
Medieval Bracciano has a castle looming over the town, while picturesque Anguillara Sabazia huddles around a gravelly beach, and northern Trevignano Romano is most secluded.
A little over an hour from Rome by campervan, there’s no need to rent a motorhome in Latina. Instead, slowly make your way to Latina––because the Latina province is famed for its beautiful coastline! Borhi, little medieval settlements, litter the province from the mountainous south to the sandy coast. Other highlights of the province are the Ninfa Gardens, the island of Palmarola and Ponza, and Monte Semprevisa.
Latina City is a fun visit, too. The small city was only founded in the 1930’s by none other than Mussolini, who inaugurated it and left his fascist marks.
A one-and-a-half-hour drive from Rome, hire a campervan or motorhome near Terni and make your way to the ideal launch pad for exploring the Umbrian countryside. Nowadays an important industrial city, Terni was a wealthy trading post with the Nera River running right through town––as can be seen from the ancient centre, with its impressive town hall, duomo, amphitheatre, and palazzo.
Beyond the city lies an abundance of natural wealth, like the Parco Fluviale del Nera a 2,200-hectare area with forests and falls starting from Marmore town. Parco Fluviale del Tevere is another stunning park, with lush wetlands and mountains providing stunning views. From Terni, drive on to the beautiful towns of Spoleto or Orvieto!
In central Umbria, 175 km north of the Italian capital, Assisi is a great reason for a campervan hire in Rome. Visible from afar, this medieval hilltop town towers proudly over the surrounding plains like a beacon for devout pilgrims and road trippers in the know.
The birthplace of Saint Francis, one of Italy’s patron saints, is more than a religious destination; its Franciscan churches and basilicas will mesmerize both the pious and casual traveller. Highlights are the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi’s stunning interior, the Roman Temple of Minerva along the Piazza del Comune––and strolls through town in general, as Assisi is tiny enough to be explored entirely by foot.