The best private car tour
of Rome: the tour by electric
Tour Rome with driving
guides in a golf cart, it's the best way to tour Rome.
Roberto, Max and Paolo would
like to take you on the best tour of Rome.
We will take you all over
the real Rome and we're sure that at the end you'll say
this was your
best tour !!! Enjoy Rome off and on the beaten path!
We don't want you to think
of us as your guides, your drivers and such, we
want you to think of us as your friends in Rome
because we'll treat you like our friends from
out of town!
We just can't wait to take
you on a our fantastic, ecological, environment
friendly and most enjoyable tour of Rome by
electric golf cart. The first time we showed people around
Rome by golf cart, we loved it and so did our
clients! At first we
were proposing the golf cart tour to those who
walking problems, but then we realized that
everyone was having a great time touring Rome this way
so we decided that this had to be the way we would
tour Rome from then on!
However, though the golf
cart tours are our specialty, there are other
things we can do for you. Things we did before
we had the golf cart idea and new things, like
tours in the countryside, cooking classes, wine
tasting, personal shopper and more, just ask us
what you need and we will surely do our best to
We've all been in this
business many, many years and we know what's
We would like you to
know a little more about us and what our
specialties are so, please click on the buttons
hereunder to find out about us.
Roberto Contursi, (aka
"Robertino" or Rob for short)
Roberto and Paolo are the ones that started the
golf cart tours and the company. Having been good friends for a
very long time, a few years ago they had the
idea and shared the cost of buying the first
cart. Business got bigger since then, but so did
Roberto's enthusiasm for this kind of tour!
He loves driving the golf cart around Rome, but
still he likes to drive tourists around in his
minivan to see sites outside of the city on day
trips or multiple day trips. He especially loves
Tuscany and knows it like the back of his hand.
He complains because visitors of this website
focus on the golf cart tours and hardly ever
visit the country tours page. Make him happy and
Roberto has been in the business since he was born. His father showed
tourists around for a living just like he does
and thought him all the tricks of the trade. He
speaks very good English and Spanish, knows
Rome and Italy extremely well and he can
tour you anywhere.
Massimiliano Leotta, (aka
"Max" for short)
Max the tour business is a family business, not
only his father was in it, but also his
brothers! Max is the
youngest of three brothers and is the one who enjoys
his job the most and he's always open to new
experiences, that's why he joined us!
Max is having a great time with the golf carts,
but he also likes to work as a walking guide. He
can take you through the
and the rest of the diggings and he wouldn't
mind taking you on a trip outside of Rome to see
the fantastic sites just outside Rome or further
Tuscany or the Amalfi Coast.
He speaks good English and Spanish and really
knows his history.
Max's wife is also a guide and she speaks
Paolo Apolloni, aka Wiki-Paolo
Son of the man they say was the first driving guide of
Rome, Paolo has been conducting tours since he was 17
years old. He's known for being the one who had the idea
of the golf cart tours.
As a young man, he worked as a free lance tour conductor, taking large tour groups
of tourists all
over Europe. Later, following his father's footsteps, he started working as a driving guide and
that's what he's still doing, but only tours by golf cart!
Another one of his specialties are tours off the beaten
path in the countryside,
please click here to learn more.
experience and knowledge of Rome enabled the rest of
the team to make the golf cart tour very different and
more satisfactory than any other kind of tour. He's also
responsible for the design and contents of the websites
so, if some links do not work or you discover errors and
typos, please let him know! Speaks English and Spanish
fluently, plus conversational German, French and
Fabrizio Bortoli, aka
Fabrizio (Bubba for short) is in the tour business by trade, loves to show
people around. He does it with passion, but he also has
a passion for food! So, years ago, he opened up a
Japanese restaurant. Yes, no joke, Japanese! He was very
successful from the beginning, and soon opened another
one. But then the global economy crisis forced him to
close down his restaurants and come back to
the family business and show tourists around for a
living. Not knowing that Roberto, Max and Paolo were
starting the golf cart tours, but having had a similar
idea, doing something different from the ordinary tour
he was inspired by the 3-wheeler Vespa called "Ape". By
the way Ape in Italian, means bee, nothing to do with
gorillas. He'll take you on your tour of Rome
either in a golf cart or in his 3-wheeler whichever you
The difference between the 3-wheeler and the golf carts,
is that he does have to worry about the batteries.
He can just pull up at a gas station and refuel,
therefore, he can also take you outside of the city in
Fabrizio speaks English, Spanish and French.
Victor Colaiacomo, (aka
"Vic" for short)
Just after he was born in Rome, his family moved to the USA.
When he was little he lived in America but then he came back to Rome, and then
he went back to the States, then he came back to
Rome, and then he went back to the States, then he
came back to Rome, and then he went back to the
States... 35 times across the ocean before he finally decided
this is where he wants to be! At least that's what it
looks like for now...
Vic is very smart and it didn't take long to train him.
He has less experience that the rest of the team
obviously, but he caught up really well and he's an
He's been with us from the beginning of the golf cat
tours adventure, loves his job and everyone who toured
with absolutely raves about the experience.
Renato Cinquina, (aka
"Ron" for short)
Renato has been in the tour business 45 years, just as
long as Paolo and they've been friends all this time.
He travelled around the world a lot when he was young, before he
decided to settle down in Rome. He was in Germany,
Holland, Brazil and even Australia!
He speaks English,
German, Dutch and Portuguese. When he's not
touring people around, he's reading books about Rome.
His knowledge of the city is profound! He likes to tour
people around in a golf cart, but he doesn't mind using
his minivan for touring around either.
So, if you like to be comfortable in an air-conditioned
car when it rains, or if you want to go on a
tour outside of the city,
Renato will be happy to take you around in his minivan.
Obviously, just like the rest of us, also Renato thinks
that the golf cart is the best means to tour Rome.
Giuseppe Gargiulo (aka
Joe for short) "Joe"
Giuseppe is a young man of many talents,
speaks fluent English and Dutch, but he's also an
artist. He likes to paint and play the guitar and he's good at both. But what you want to know is
that he's a very good guide and a very good driver, a
real asset for MBT!
He was only 19 years old when he started working with us
and often, when he introduces himself to the clients, he
gets the "this kid is taking us?" look from them. But it
takes them minutes to realize they couldn't be in better
hands. Coming from a large family (11
kids!) he's also very good with children and he has a
disabled uncle he takes care of, so he's good with the
disabled too. Great kid!
He's been with
My Best Tours a few years now, and we really miss him
when he takes a few days off to go and visit his parents
and siblings now living in France.
If you want to check out what
members say about touring with him,
click here to read his reviews.
Valerio De Santis (aka
Val for short)
Valerio, just like Joe, is
another smart young man that's been with us a few years.
We got to know him when he was working for the people
that rent out Segways in the park and part time with a
limo company, but he was wasting his talent and he
didn't like the people he was working for, so he quit
his job and came to work with us.
Like all the others, at first he was only driving the
second cart when we had large groups, but he's a smart
kid, and it didn't take him long to learn to conduct the
tours himself. He studied Rome's history and now he
really masters the job.
He likes his job and people enjoy the way he tours them
Silvia (Sylvia in English) is the only girl in
the group (for now J),
she's been with us for a while and our clients really
like her! She's sister to a friend that works for us at
times and she came to work with us herself when quit her
job at the airport where she was working as a stewardess. She spent
many years living in England where she got her degree in
scenography adding on to her Italian degree in fine
At first she was also just driving the second cart, but
it didn't take this smart girl long to learn to conduct
the tours himself, also because she's graduated in art.
She just got deeper in Rome's history and now she's
really good at what she does!
Raffaele has joined us in early 2016, as we were
looking for someone to work in our office replying to
e-mails and such.
Pretty soon it showed that he was a brilliant young man
who liked the job and liked working with us. But he said
he wasn't interested in doing the tours, he was fine in
the office. At times when we were short handed we had to
use him as a second driver though, and he didn't mind.
Yet it didn't take him long to learn to conduct the
tours himself and, though his primary occupation is in
the office, quite frequently, during the high season,
he's out doing tours.
He's quite a character and he's always making jokes he's
kind of becoming known as "they guy that makes you
Not to be forgotten, he has a university degree in
English and Spanish.
Lorenzo (Milo for short) is
a friend of Ralph's and one day that we were short
handed we asked Ralph if he knew anybody who come come
and lend a hand driving the second cart, so Milo showed
up. We liked him as we saw him. Unexpectedly he spoke
English and Spanish and liked the job immediately. He's
another smart kid and it took him a few months to learn
what he needed to learn to conduct his own tours, no
more second driver for him!
He has a has a university degree in economy, and pretty
soon he could become the company's accountant too.
Giuseppe is a man with experience.
He knows Rome inside out and he speaks a very good
English (despite the charming Italian accent).
Before working with us he's been a professional baseball
player, playing with Italy's National Team, and a TWA
employee. When things started to get bad for TWA, they
made it easy for him to retire early, yet he was still
young, so he got himself a job as a driving guide with a
limo company. When he had enough driving a minivan long
hours and traffic, and learnt about what we were doing
with the golf carts, he joined in with a lot of
He also attended archaeology and history courses at the
University of Rome and the University of Tuscia.
Barbara was the last one to join the group. She's
a lovely charming lady who loves to cook and shop. She
obviously speaks English and will teach you how to cook
Italian style and how to shop.
If you like to join her for a
she'll meet you in the morning and she'll walk you
through the market place first where she'll introduce
you to the customs of an Italian housewife and to foods
that might look exotic to you. While you tour around the
market you decide the menu with her and then you'll meet
her again at her place in the evening for the cooking
class and dinner.
Barbara also knows the best shops of Rome, so you can
also hire her to take you shopping. She'll either walk
you from shop to shop or, if you prefer not to walk,
she'll take you in a golf cart,
of us have lots of experience working as driving guides. For
several decades we've been touring people around Rome the rest of Italy in our Mercedes minivans
but now we think that, for what concerns tours of Rome, it's time for
traffic keeps getting worse and worse and it's very difficult to
find a space where to stop to let the people out of the car when you
drive up to one of the sites. Forget about parking those cumbersome
vehicles. Sometimes we have to
drive around the block twice before we can find a space where to
just stop and let our people out of the car! We remember the good old days when
we were able to park our car somewhere and walk our clients through
some of the quaint little streets from Piazza Navona to the Pantheon
stopping to get an ice cream on the way. Today we can just to drop
them off and we consider ourselves lucky if we can just wait for
them in the car where we stop without having to drive
around the block because the cops come and send us away!
all different instead when we tour in a golf cart! We can do all
that again! Especially when we tour in the little 4-seater golf
buggy that's 6 feet long. Not only we can drive it through the
narrow streets where regular car wouldn't fit, but we can always
find a little space where to park it and walk with our clients to
every interesting spot in the area, not just the highlights!