Money saving tips on visiting Rome

Rome is known for being one of the more expensive capital cities within Europe, but that doesn’t mean you can’t visit and save a few pennies whilst doing so. It’s all about knowing tips and tricks on saving money during your stay and we are going reveal our favourites.

Dining in and out

Dining in Rome is expensive, but you can save money in a variety of ways. Firstly, the area in which you dine will significantly impact the price, for example, dining just out the Colosseum or the Trevi fountain will cost you significantly more than if you wander the back streets and find a deserted Italian Restaraunt. Street food in Rome is also very cheap – you can pick up large slices of pizza and paninis for a couple of Euros. If you find yourself out exploring for the day, you can also pack your own lunch and a picnic blanket and create your very own romantic picnic in Rome. Or, thanks to the vast range of online booking sites, you can find many self-catering apartments or studios that will enable you to create a romantic Italian meal at home.

The sights

Many of the sights within Rome are actually FREE! The Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, Spanish steps and the Vatican City are all free to explore along with many beautiful parks Rome has to offer. If you have an EU passport, you get significant discounts on entry to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum.

Plan ahead

Usually, the biggest costs to our trips away are when something goes wrong. If we find ourselves sick or injured then medical expenses in a foreign country are usually significantly higher. You can prepare for this however by ensuring you have your EHIC card with you on your trip. It entitles you to receive medical treatment in a European state for free or at a reduced cost, so could save you lots of time, hassle and money on your trip! Ensure you’ve applied and received your European health insurance card before you leave the country.

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