Is Rome expensive for tourists?

Rome is one of Europe’s most beloved tourist destinations and for good reason.

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The marvellous city is replete with ancient history, stunning ruins, sumptuous cuisine and Italian style in abundance!

Whether you’re gazing upon the wondrous Colosseum, with its expansive galleries and formidable arena, meandering around the gorgeous Vatican City or simply watching the elegant Roman population go by from the comfort of a cafe, Rome is as much the city of style as it is the incredible Eternal City.

Rome is one of the most expensive tourism cities in southern Europe, owing partly to its high number of tourist attractions. This being said, once you have put aside a budget for the wealth of tourist attractions that await you, it all depends on how much or how little you want to spend on things like food, accommodation etc.

For example, you can find decent hostels that cost as little as a few Euros each night and Airbnbs that cost a meagre 50 Euros a night. Conversely, there are also luxury hotels that cost hundreds of Euros a night. What’s more, eating out can be expensive, but food from the markets can be relatively cheap (great for if you want to cook up your own delightful Italian feeds!).

One suggestion we have when it comes to eating out is to avoid the tourist traps, these being restaurants typically located near the big tourist attractions. These restaurants often cost more for food that is of far lower quality than what you can find at a charming local bistro.

So, now that we’ve got expenses out of the way, what are some of the amazing adventures that await you in stunning Rome?

The Colosseum

The Colosseum is one of the world’s great monuments: a gigantic testament to ancient Rome and a stark reminder of human brutality combined into one great structure! A visit to the Colosseum is a must-do for Roman visitors, as you can take in the arena where gladiators fought grizzly battles as well as the stands where the civilians and the emperor watched on in delight.

The Vatican City

You don’t have to be religious to be enamored by the divine Vatican City. This immaculate city-state is home to some of the world’s most famous churches, piazzas and museums housing some of history’s most famous masterpieces!

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