this is a quaint nice way of transportation the horse wagon or carriage ride, I was surprise to see in Rome on the busy streets. I did not try it, as the gang was not for it;: but it could be a good alternative for a couple especially to ride on them
It is seen as not good by some animal activist groups and supported by the classical who love the old idea of horse wagon around ancient Rome. It is now all over the central part of Rome where the tourist sights are concentrated
I have no preference for any, so you are better off to stop one of them as you walk the old Roma.
We saw several carriages along the city center. It seems many tourists find it romantic to see the city this way, it’s a tradition in Rome many years now. Some of them start from Colosseum but we saw many in other places too like at Plaza della Rotonda etc
Although it’s picturesque to see the roman carriage run round the Colosseum like the old days (they are also people in traditional roman uniforms) some other people find it cruel for the animals. Recently (autumn 2010) Italy’s tourism minister described the exploitation of the horses as unacceptable which is true of course, can you imagine these poor animals during summer when the temperature goes up to 40’C? What’s more a horse was hit by a car some months before while another on broke a leg along the cobbled streets.
Anyway, another problem is that you have to negotiate the price while there, there’s no official tariff with prices so watch out for rip offs.
There are several Roman carriages at the colosseum. For some, they get into the carriage to loop around the colosseum just like in the old days. There are also Romans in uniforms to man the horses and the carriages.
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Horse-drown carriage outside St. Peter's. For more information on St. Peter and the Vatican Museums please check my Vatican page.
You can also hire horse drawn carriages in Rome.Go on a nice relaxing tour of Romes historic city center.Carriages can take upto 5 people at once and can by hired from many places in the city center.Trips normally last about half an hour or one hour or half day,,,or full day.But be warned,they are usually very pricey.Always find out the price before you start your tour....
.... Or, another foot saver that will show you the sites....
You will find these in Pia San Pietro.
If you want something romantic take a horse and carriage tour through Rome. You will find carriages at the tourist hot spots like the Colloseum or the Trevi fountain.