One Fine Roman Holiday

One Fine Roman Holiday

Rome, Italy is always a dream destination to most people because of it rich history and culture. But can everyone spend their holidays wisely in this touristic city? Below are my 2 cents.

trevi fountain

(1) Spend at least 3 days to visit all the historic sites and be prepared to see tourists everywhere- I mean everywhere! Bring an umbrella with you because you will need it no matter rain or shine:) Otherwise, be prepared to get hassle by loads and loads of people trying to sell you hats or umbrellas on the street.

fine holiday @ rome, italy

(2) If you have no ticket to St.peters basilica, be prepared to line up outside St.peters basilica after 11:00 am unless you want to pay a premium(60 Euro) to get in quickly. My suggestion – book a ticket online will save you all the hassle.

St.peters basilica-vatican city

(3) Water fountains are everywhere on the street so, do not worry about spending money on buying drinks or anything close to the tourist sites. If you really want to enjoy coffees and drinks in italy, I suggest you go out of the tourist zone, it’s much much more cheaper:) There are many small cafeterias near University of Rome that sell really really cheap alcoholic drinks.If you are on a budget, do try to go there and enjoy a couple of drinks on the street. To me, it’s a great experience:)

water fountain at rome, italy

(4) Go to the nearby beaches near Rome if you are tired of all the touristic sites. The beaches are nice and you will see more local people than tourists:) The closest beaches is Ostia Antica which is only 40 mins away from Rome. If you want to go to a nicer beach, try Sperlonga which is one and an half hour away from Rome.

dinner by the beach @ rome, italy

So who want to head to Rome for an awesome low price holiday now?

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  1. Yes, I would like to discover the beaches.
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  2. Dearest Tammy,
    When we went to Rome we did stay outside of the city in a hotel; budget wise a far better deal. We used the underground train which is great to go to the spots you want to. You did not mention about the strict dress code at St. Peter’s Basilica. We got turned away as I had bare shoulders (no sleeves) and the men wore shorts. It was hot and we got dressed comfy for doing all the walking. So people should be warned about this! Wish I had known this in advance… Our friend wanted to buy himself a dress at a street corner but still my bare shoulders would not have made it.
    We did enter the Vatican though, no problem there.
    Rome is a great city and you are right about the three days. We did not have that much time. And hey, we did live and work in Italy but with a six day per week job visiting Rome was hard to manage from the Venice area… Maybe next life.
    Great tip about the drinking from the many fountains around!

  3. HI Mariette,

    Thanks for the great tip since I DIdn’t get into st.peter I am too impatience to stay in line and I think I did went to st.peter once with my parent when I was very young:)


  4. Hope you had a lovely time !

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  5. Ciao Tammy! Rome is an amazing city, one of the most beautiful in the world but is quite expensive and very crowdy indeed! Your tips are perfect, as always, hope you have enjoyed Italy dear! The photo of you is so cute! Happy weekend, kisses! xo

  6. Wow, it looks so beautiful, I definitely hope I can visit there someday! 🙂

  7. I love Rome. One of my favourite cities.

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