How much money do you need for 3 days in Rome?

Rome is the perfect city for lovers of all things ancient architecture, culture and history.

Rome City, Italy

But it is as much a modern masterpiece as it is a town firmly rooted in the past. You can take in the glorious wonders of the Colosseum and Vatican in the morning before spending the afternoon visiting stunning piazzas and relaxing at contemporary wine bars.

Rome is also a city with plenty to offer for both budget travellers and those with a little more cash to splash. To decide your three day Roman budget, you have to know exactly what it is you want to do and put aside for it.

Will you be touring every one of the city’s ticketed landmarks? Well, budget for it! Will you be eating at local trattorias or Michelin-starred restaurants? Budget!

Let’s take a look at some of the things you should think about cash-wise during your three day Roman sojourn.

  • Tickets & tours

    Some of Rome’s most famous landmarks cost money to enter, others are free to marvel upon in your own time. Ticketed landmarks include the incredible Colosseum, the stunning Vatican City and the hallowed grounds of the Roman Forum, with tickets ranging depending on whether you do them individually, part of a pass or part of a tour. These are the best and most memorable places to see in The Eternal City, and don’t want to be passed up on account of a few Euros, so make sure you budget for them!

  • Eating out

    Rome is the capital of Italy, Italy! So you know very well that nearly every street is going to have at least one good quality trattoria awaiting your pasta-eating pleasure. While it’s always tempting to treat yourself to a Michelin-starred meal (Rome has a few!), one of the best ways to enjoy Italian food is to find one of these little known gems, order a fresh plate of pasta and a glass of wine, and be amazed at how good the food is at such wonderful prices.

  • Accommodation

    Rome is one of the world’s great tourist cities, and caters to the young and shoestrings to the well-heeled, so there is naturally a wealth of accommodation choices for budget to baller. You can get a room for as little as eight Euros per night to one that is a couple of hundred Euros a night – the choice is yours and your budget’s.

Rome can be enjoyed on a small or large budget, as there is so much to do and so much variety. Just be sure you have the money for the things you want to experience and you will have a wonderful Roman holiday!

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