Top ten things to do in Rome for less than 10 euros courtesy of Bookings For You. Yes – you read it correctly….for less than 10 euros! You can enjoy the city even if you’re on a tight budget!
1) Visit the Trevi fountain and Spanish steps. Throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain. Superstition says that if you throw it over your shoulder you are destined to return to the city. Then relax on the Spanish steps, the longest and widest staircase in Europe, and watch the crowds!
2) Put your hand in La Bocca della Verità (The Mouth of Truth). Make sure you don’t tell any lies when you’ve got your hand in it’s mouth though! Legend has it that if you put your hand in its gaping mouth and tell a lie, you’ll lose it!
3) Visit the Vatican museum – it’s free of charge on the last Sunday of every month.
4) Take a stroll around the city and see some of the amazing sights including the Piazza Navona, the Piazza di Spagna and the Colosseum. Whilst you will be charged for entry into the Colosseum, even seeing it from the outside is impressive – it’s worth a trip at night when it is lit up.
5) Treat yourself to an Italian ice-cream – it has to be the best ice cream in the world and even a cone with lots of scoops will only set you back a few euros.
6) Visit the Pantheon, the burial place of Raphael amongst others.
7) Visit Il Vittoriano, more commonly referred to as the ‘wedding cake’ by locals, a monument constructed to honour Victor Emmanuel II.
8) Visit St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City. Entry to the main floor is free. Don’t miss the ‘Pietà,’ one of Michelangelo’s most famous statues and make sure to rub St. Peter’s foot for good luck as you pass the bronze statue. It’s less than 10 euros to climb Michelangelo’s dome.
9) Take a trip to some of the parks and gardens of Rome including the Parco Gianicolo (where you’ll be treated to a fantastic view of the city) and the gardens at Villa Borghese.
10) For those who aren’t too squeamish, it’s worth visiting the crypt of Cappuchin friars in the Santa Maria della Concezione church. For over 350 years, the walls and ceilings have been decorated with the bones of 4,000 monks.