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How to do Rome on a budget

How to do Rome on a budget

Rome is one of the most beautiful and the most visited cities in the world, so it comes as no surprise, that at the first sight, Rome seems to be overpriced and considered a tourist trap, but there is a ton to do here, even on a budget. Whether it's some iconic tourist stop, grand museum or just places worth a walk.


Vatican Museums - free on the last Sunday of the month

One of the largest art collection complexes in the world, with over 70,000 works across 54 galleries, with works of art from antiquity to the present, including several of the most renowned Roman sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art, including the world famous Sistine Chapel covered in frescoes by Michelangelo, with The Creation of Adam and The Final Judgment. The Vatican Museums has much to see and admire. Normally it cost about 17 Euros, but on the last Sunday of every month, the entry is completely free.


St. Peter’s Basilica

And when you are in the Vatican, stop by St. Peter’s Basilica to see the largest church in the world. This enormous and breathtaking basilica is one of the most important and holiest Catholic churches in the world, but even if you are non catholic, you will definitely be amazed. And it is completely free.



Another of Rome's most famous and iconic sights that is free. Pantheon is one of the most important and best preserved ancient temples and buildings in general. Besides admiring of the great Roman Empire architecture, you can find here the tombs of numerous Italian kings and a multitude of art works. Probably the best-known person buried in here is the painter and Renaissance architect Raphael.


The Villa Borghese Gardens

The largest public park in Rome that is free of charge (the gardens also!). A perfect place to relax and admire the beauty of Rome. There are several ways to access the gardens, but if you want to see as much as possible for as little as possible, you should come from the Spanish Steps - another beautiful place that is free!


Piazzas in Rome

A lot of squares in Rome are really beautiful and decorated in detail. Piazza Navona is a wonderful pedestrian square where you can find the Church of Sant'Agnese in Agone, the Palazzo Pamphilj and famous fountains by Bernini. Then The Piazza Campo dei Fiori, where you'll eat much cheaper, with the open-air market, which has been operating since 1869.


Trevi Fountain

No trip to Rome is complete without a visit of the stunning Trevi Fountain, which is one of the most beautiful and famous in the world.

The easiest way to enjoy Rome on budget is to choose from our Rome tours, which include tickets and transportation.