8 ways to save money in Rome

How to save money in Rome?

Rome can be an expensive city, especially for the low budget travellers. Here are some tips so you can get the most of your euros.

1. Share the food

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In some places, you will have the 6 courses meal for lunch and dinner. You can order one and share it with a friend. There’s plenty of food for two and you will get something different than just pizza.

2. Go to “Aperitivo” at happy hour time

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In most of the places that serve aperitivo you will get unlimited food and one drink. You have to pay for any extra drinks, of course, but it’s a great deal anyway.

3. Enjoy the free entrance day at museums

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One a month museums are free in all Italy, and Rome isn’t different.

The public museums are free on the first Sunday of the month and so are the attractions such as Coliseum, Palatino, Roman Forum, Therms of Caracalla, Gallery of Modern Art among others that you can check on this list.

The Vatican Museums is free on the last Sunday of the month.

Of course that you might face a bigger queue because not only tourists but many Romans also visit these attractions. This can turn into a nightmare very quickly because you will have tons and tons of people. But if you are really tight on money and time is not a problem, it definitely worth it. 

5. Walk

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that you will have to take taxis or public transport every day around Rome. The most important attractions are very close to each other in the city centre. Then you have all the Vatican area and Trastevere. That’s all. You can walk everywhere and use those euros for food and drinks 🙂

5. Take a free walking tour

It’s not really free because you have to tip your guide after the tour, but still… You can give what you want and enjoy a fantastic experience. If you think that “Free walking tour” means poor quality because it’s free, you are wrong. The guides are excellent because they have to earn the tips. They are quite knowledgeable and ready to answer any questions. Don’t miss the chance!

6. Don’t buy water

What? It’s simple. There are potable water fountains all around the city, so take just a bottle and fill them up in these fountains with fresh water!

7. Buy a coffee to go to the bathroom

Well, whereas the water is free the public bathroom is not. At bus and train stations you’ll have to pay if you want to go to the toilet. So it’s better to take the opportunity to have a coffee too.

8. Don’t sit to have your coffee


Talking about coffee… Drink your coffee at the bar like many Italians do. Usually there are is an extra fee for table service that can make your coffee 2 or 3 times more expensive. Don’t forget it!

Did you like the tips? Do you have any doubt? Is there anything else that would you like to share? Please let us know 🙂

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Ingrid
Ingrid vive na Itália desde 2004 e em Roma desde 2006. O blog nasceu da vontade de compartilhar um pouco do amor pela cidade e a experiência com seus amigos.
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