Have breakfast in bed in this zany-bright B&B, high in a 19th-century palazzo near the Vatican. Gianluca and Consolata deliver a tray piled with eggs and fresh bread from the gorgeous-smelling bakery downstairs – and if you don’t fancy crumbs in the sheets, each big bright double room has space for a table and chairs. Shiny-new bedrooms are themed by season – spring rose-pink, summery yellow, frosty blue-grey – and overlook a wide plane tree-lined viale leading to the river. Families will choose the chocolatey red of Autunno, with its sofabed, bath and windows over a quiet inner courtyard. Canvas paintings are by Gianluca, owner, artist and computer whizz; he and Consolata will share a welcome drink and tips on the best local markets, restaurants, nightlife. Best of all, it’s a five-minute walk to Saint Peter’s and the Vatican Museums, perfect for early tours before the crowds. Ottaviano-San Pietro metro station is a block away and you’re a pleasant 30-minute stroll to most of Rome’s delights. A superb addition to Rome’s B&Bs: as fresh, bright and cheerful as its owners.