Author Archives: Roads to Rome Private Tours

Where to eat the best pizza – Rome vs Naples

What’s the best way to refuel after a long day of sightseeing in Italy? Pizza, of course! But where can you find the best pizza in Italy? And what’s the difference between Roman pizza and Neapolitan pizza? Read on for … Read More

La Befana: celebrating the Epiphany in Italy

6 January is known as the Epiphany across the world, but for Italian children its main significance is the celebration known as “La Befana”. Traditionally, this is the day that an elderly, witchlike woman visits houses, leaving presents for well-behaved … Read More

Day Trip from Rome to Capri

While there’s no shortage of places to visit in the south of Italy, Capri is one of those unmissable destinations – an island of breathtaking beauty which has been a holiday resort for more than 2,000 years. With its gorgeous … Read More

The Papal Audience: How to meet Pope Francis

Did you know that it’s possible for ordinary members of the public to meet Pope Francis? Just make sure you’re in Rome on a Wednesday… What is the Papal Audience? The Papal Audience takes place nearly every Wednesday in St … Read More

A day trip to Naples from Rome: making the most of your time in Italy’s most exciting city

Naples is experiencing something of a revival. After decades of being snubbed in favour of Rome, Florence and Venice, tourists are finally discovering how much Naples has to offer, from artistic masterpieces to the best pizza in the world. So, … Read More

Visiting the Vatican in a wheelchair.

A Vatican tour is top of the list for most visitors to Rome, but what if you’re a wheelchair user? Rome is not the most wheelchair friendly of cities, as anyone who’s ever tried to make their way through the … Read More

Visit Rome in the winter: avoid the crowds, the heat and the long lines

Thinking of visiting Rome in August? Think again. While you may be dreaming of sunshine and hot summer nights, the reality of a trip to Rome in the height of summer is often closer to a nightmare. If you visit … Read More

Food in Rome: dishes you must try.

One of the highlights of any trip to Rome is undoubtedly the food. From a hearty plate of carbonara to a delicious fried artichoke, the food in Rome never disappoints. With the exception of the pizza, it can hardly be … Read More

Best places near Rome: how to reach them

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]You could spend a lifetime in Rome without seeing it all, but what about the best places near Rome? There’s so much to see in nearby towns, and even the bordering region of Umbria is easy to reach from Rome. … Read More

How to tour the Vatican Museum – part 1 (the access)

An astonishing 6 million people visit the Vatican Museum every year. If you’re going to be one of them, keen to experience one of the greatest art collections in the world, here’s what you need to know in advance. Entering … Read More