How to Experience the Rome City’s Best Sights and Sounds without Breaking the Bank

Rome on a budget can be a challenge, but it’s certainly possible to experience the best parts without spending too much money.

Rome is one of the most popular cities you can travel to, and it’s understandable when it has some of the most historic buildings. But when you want to visit The Eternal City it can sometimes add up in price when you want to see everything. There are many ways you can still see the best parts of Rome while on a budget!

Pick the right time to travel

If you are flexible with your dates, travel during the low season, which is typically around March or even November. Summer is peak season which is when hotels, flights, trains, and some attractions are more expensive. Keep in mind that in November the weather has changed a lot and it can be quite cold.

If you do want to travel during summer, you can look for cheaper accommodation and sale promotions.

View attractions from the outside

Viewing the interior of all the iconic attractions can add up to a lot of money. You can select a few sights to see the inside and view the others from the outside. For example, you can see the Colosseum from the outside rather than paying to check out the inside.

Go to the attractions that are free

There are plenty of free attractions in Rome that you can visit for free! But with these free attractions, you can expect them to be busy, especially during peak season. With many free attractions in Rome, we want to make your life a bit easier by summing the most iconic sights.

Trevi Fountain

Trevi Fountain is one of the most famous fountains in the world. Trevi Fountain is Rome’s most popular fountain with millions of people visiting it every year. While you’re there, make sure you do the tradition and throw a coin with your right hand over your left shoulder.

The Pantheon

The impressive Pantheon was once a Roman temple and is now the most preserved ancient Roman building. The Pantheon also became a burial ground for people like kings and the famous Renaissance painter, Raphael.

St. Peter’s Basilica

One of the world’s most famous basilicas, the St. Peter’s Basilica is free to visit! There can be long queues so we recommend going early in the morning. When you’re walking around in the basilica, make sure you check out Saint Peter’s grave, Bernini’s canopy, and the Dome designed by Michelangelo.

Museo Urban di Roma (MURo)

Here lies Rome’s open air art museum, showing off urban street art that opened in 2010. You can find the art around the Quadraro neighbourhood, with the collection being mainly murals. There are tours available at a cost, but you can still wander around and see the street art for free.

A good tip to remember while in Rome is the last Sunday of every month attractions are free! So you can look into saving some more money by being in Rome at the end of the month. But keep in mind the queues can be rather long as everyone may be doing this.

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