tips for Rome to save money and time
to world-famous cities like Rome, or Roma as it is known in Italian, can
be expensive, unless you know a few insider secrets that can make your
trip not only more affordable, but a lot of fun too. Time is another critical
aspect of your visit. You don't want to spend hours of your days in a queue.
you are looking for the best way to see Rome, RomaExperience
Tours offer some wonderful guided tour options in this fascinating
and historic city. They can offer the best tips in seeing as much as possible
during your holiday and also help you avoid those never-ending queues to
see popular attractions.
out in Rome
to save a few Euros, one great idea is to avoid the most “touristy” restaurants
and literally eat like the locals do. There is so much on offer,
you will not only be spoiled for choice but will have some very enjoyable
meals too. Here are just a couple of suggestions.
looking for a light lunch, there is nothing like a Panini and Forno dei
Campo dei Fiori, situated at Vicolo del Gallo 14, offers the best.
Fillings include such tasty options as mozzarella, mortadella, tomatoes
and frittata. These are tasty, reasonably priced and filling too.
restaurants in Rome are much more expensive at night. Instead of
a light lunch, how about having a good, filling meal and maybe just a pizza
in the evening?
example, L’Asino d’Oro is a popular spot that is always extremely busy
at night and much more expensive. If you visit the restaurant at
Via del Boschetto, 73 at lunchtime, however, you can enjoy a great cash-only
fixed menu at a much more affordable price. For around 16 Euros, this includes
three full courses, wine and water. Only thing is, you will need
to book ahead of time, but it is really worth it.
the major sights:
Rome, everyone, but everyone, has to visit the Colosseum, Forum and Palatine
Hill. However, if you head straight there, you will find yourself
queuing endlessly for a ticket. Yes, these are popular attractions.
of joining the queue, head to the Palatine box office at Via di S. Gregorio,
30 and buy your ticket there for around 12 Euros, then breeze past the
turnstiles at the attraction itself.
the Galleria Borghese is a tricky one. Here you really have to buy
your ticket in advance as they only let in 360 visitors every two hours,
at set times (9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm).
Colosseum CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Daisy
you turn up without a ticket, you will probably get turned away. But if
you really want to see the amazingly beautiful works in the gallery get
a ticket in advance. Either make your reservation on the spot for
a day or two ahead or ahead to their
website to make a booking. Then make sure you collect your tickets
in person a minimum of 30 minutes before your scheduled visiting time.
you are spending a few days in Rome and have time to get around this wonderful
city, the very best option is the Roma Pass. This option gives you a three-day
pass on the metro and includes entrance to the popular Colosseum and Roman
a great time in the Eternal City of Rome – eat well, see the sights, but
find a little time to just relax and watch the passing parade with a good
cup of Italian coffee!
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