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Ciao Roma

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Address: Piazza Dell'Esquilino 6, 00185 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: (+390) 6.487.86601

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Tour bus round Roma

Broken head phone sockets, dirty missed the Vatican, appalling! Wish I checked trip advisor before hand! Tired old bus shame we picked this one 😬

1 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2016
Luke B
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

Broken head phone sockets, dirty missed the Vatican, appalling! Wish I checked trip advisor before hand! Tired old bus shame we picked this one 😬

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

Where to begin? Waiting more than 45 minutes outside Termini Station for just one Ciao Roma bus to drive by (while the competitors bus stopped at least six times?)? Or finally having a bus show up and you worry you'll get a strange disease from the seats? Then you plug in your earphones and one ear is playing English and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

We bought their ticket at 9 in the morning, for a 1day ticket we were told that they'll drop us back in the Colosseo. We finished the tour atvthe Vatican around 4:30. whenever we tried to hop on the bus, we were told that they will terminate in termini station only! We tried to reason with them but even the... More 

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2 Thank Fredrich G
Ansbach, Bayern, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

The quality of service for this bus company is poor. The maintenance of the listening devices is clearly not an obligation. My friend along with the passengers behind us did not have working stations and started jokingly giving our own explanations of the attraction. When we did finally get a station that worked, the commentary was not in depth. I... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

when the head girl, and myself are doing city breaks, we do like to walk, but we also like to use the open top hop on hop off buses, you see the cities from a different perspective, ciao roma open top bus in rome is very good for this, also if your not to good on your pins, this is... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Good way to see Rome but the combination of a protest march and a rainy december meant we didn't get the full benefit The audio commentary can be hit and miss But a good way to get to see most of the sites

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Winchester, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We took this tour bus at the suggestion of the hotel concierge because it was the "closest." Do not take this bus. The buses are old; the headphones don't work. The drivers and the staff are not helpful. There are not as many locations as the other buses and they shut down earlier.

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1 Thank Alice I
Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Ciao Roma Open Tours is a Sham!! Dodgy audio, headphones don't work, worn out dirty buses, staff are rude and a long time between buses. This mob are a total shamozzle, it spoilt our day. Don't let it spoil yours. Don't take the Ciao Roma Blue Bus!!!! You will regret it!!!

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This tour was very poor. The headphones didn't work very well (through one ear bud only) and the tour explanations only featured 5 times throughout the entire trip. When someone eventually spoke to explain something it was either too early or too late. I heavily recommend you don't use these buses. The red tour buses are supposed to be better.

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Portland, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Do not make the mistake of thinking all on off bus tours are the same. There are several companies in Rome and be sure to do your homework before purchasing tickets. This company is poorly run. This bus run every 20 minutes compared to every 15 like others. We had to keep switching seats to try and find plugs for... More 

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Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only way to describe the Esquilino neighborhood. The Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s famous seven hills. From an ancient neighborhood to its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub, Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up basketball games. Look around you: this area isn’t like the historic center. Liberty architecture, large piazzas, and long boulevards mix with archaic arches, secret side alleys, and beautiful churches like Santa Maria Maggiore.
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