Rome is not an expensive city to visit. It gets that reputation sometimes thanks to tourist traps, but most of the classic sights are actually really reasonable to visit – and a huge amount of the city is completely free to enjoy. Below is a growing list of amazing things you can do and see without putting your hand in your pocket.
St. Peter’s Basilica is free and the lines can be extremely long. There are, however, several legitimate ways to skip the lines. We give you insider tips.
To clear up any confusion we first need to define some terminology: Vatican City is a city-state with clearly defined borders. It is an independent country surrounded by Italy, and presided over by the Holy See (the Catholic church's jurisdiction), with its own...
Rome may not be cheap, but there’s one thing that’s always free and available throughout the city – clean, fresh spring water from the Roman aqueducts.
Il Papa is a world figurehead, whether you’re Catholic or not. We show you how you can see him speak during your visit.
A gentle, rewarding walk that introduces you to Rome’s major baroque piazzas and some ancient sites. Perfect for those who have just arrived, but to be enjoyed by everyone.
The further you get from the dome, the bigger it gets! This amazing view of St Peter’s is from the residential street of Via Niccolò Piccolomini.
How and where to see Rome’s Caravaggios in their original setting, for free.
The Pantheon is one of the most impressive of all of Rome's ancient sights. Standing in Piazza della Rotonda, in the middle of the historic center of the city, it is one of the only ancient buildings that still takes its place as an integral part of the...
Where to see the best of Rome’s street art in Garbatella and Tor Marancia.
This free self-guided walk takes you from the site of Caesar’s death to Rome’s own pyramid, taking in the original Jewish Ghetto and the most beautiful view of the most beautiful city on earth.
Take an unusual trip through Roma Nord to see the Road that linked the ‘Caput Mundi’ to the rest of Europe.
Running in Rome can be fun and exciting, with trails in its parks and ancient monuments helping you to see a different side of the city.