After a few days in the city, you'll quickly notice that mopeds/scooters are everywhere. Riders are required to wear helmets, and traffic police are tough in enforcing this law. Producing your country's driver's license should be enough to convince most rental firms that they're not dealing with a complete beginner; but if you're unsure of exactly how to ride a moped, think twice, as driving a scooter in Rome is not like you see it in the movies. It can be very dangerous, and Roman drivers tend to be ruthless; at least ask the attendant for a detailed demonstration. If you don't feel up to braving the Roman traffic on a moped, you can hire a Segway or electric bicycle to explore the seven hills of Rome.
Bici & Baci. There are multiple locations througout the city. Rome, Latium. www.bicibaci.com.
Rolling Rome. Piazza del Gesù 47, Rome, Latium, 00184. 320/8076437; www.rollingrome.com.
Treno e Scooter. Piazza dei Cinquecento, in the parking lot in front of the train station, Termini, Rome, Latium, 00185. 06/48905823; www.trenoescooter.com.