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.
(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.
(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.
(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:)
(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.
So who want to head to Rome for an awesome low price holiday now?