Rome is one of the most fascinating tourist destinations you could ever hope to explore. But if you are trying to save cash, how should you best go about exploring its treasures? Here are some tips for saving money and enjoying a budget trip while roaming in Rome.
Stay Outside the City
One of the simplest things to do is stay outside of the city when you visit Rome, and you can then just travel in to the centre by train. As soon as you arrive, arrange a transfer from Fiumicino airport to your accommodation, and you may find it a lot cheaper to stay outside the city and travel the short distance in each day. Places you could choose from include Frascati and Ostia, but there are many others.
Travel at the Right Time of Year
Summer is a great time to be in the Italian capital, but it does have a few disadvantages. Not only can it get very hot, it can also be crowded with tourists and things can be more expensive. Instead, why not go in spring? This is a lovely time to be in Rome and you may find more bargains on everything from accommodation to eating out.
Alternatively, see it in a very different light by visiting in winter, which is the cheapest time of all. You can arrange a transfer from Fiumicino airport to the city at any time of the year, so have a think about when the best time for you could be if you want to save some money.
Eat a Big Lunch
The food here is incredibly tempting, and you’re going to want to eat out a lot during your holiday. But if you want to cut down on your expenses, why not go for a big lunch instead of dinner? Lunchtime deals tend to be much better, and the food is just as good; then you can enjoy a smaller snack in the evening.