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Looking for easy ways to save on your trip to Rome? Check out the articles below for tips on spending less on the city’s hotels, restaurants, most famous sights and more.

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Rome Shopping: 5 spots to find Roman fashion for every budget

Rome Shopping: 5 spots to find Roman fashion for every budget

Whether you are seeking designer dresses or cheap chic, Rome has some of the best places to shop in Italy. The names of Italy’s finest designers sit alongside independent boutiques and market stalls as shopping in Rome caters to every budget. Here is my “Top Five” guide to the best places to go whether you are » Read more

Rome’s best free parks and gardens for relaxing in the city

Rome’s best free parks and gardens for relaxing in the city

One of the best things about Rome is that even though it’s a bustling city of almost 3 million people, there are still plenty of green spaces and tranquil areas. Next time you need a break from the crowds, head to one of the city’s parks for a picnic or afternoon of reading and lying » Read more

Beating the heat in Rome: 4 beaches easily accessible by train for €10 or less

Beating the heat in Rome: 4 beaches easily accessible by train for €10 or less

Rome gets hot and crowded in the summer, and after a few days of walking around the city and seeing the sights, you’re likely to need some rest. Why not cool down and relax at one of the nearby beaches? There are several beaches within an hour of Rome by public transport, and they all » Read more

Don’t leave Rome without tasting these 5 classic dishes (each under €10)

Don’t leave Rome without tasting these 5 classic dishes (each under €10)

It’s no secret that Italy is a foodie paradise. Each region is famed for its unique cuisine, with culinary traditions that go back hundreds of years. Most people know that the Emilia-Romagna region is home to the best Bolognese sauce, (as well as many other meats and cheeses), that Tuscany is sacred wine territory and » Read more

How to order coffee in Italy: Navigating cafe culture like a pro

How to order coffee in Italy: Navigating cafe culture like a pro

Italian coffee culture is strong, just like the espresso, and cafes are always full no matter the time of day. In Rome, cappuccinos are fantastically frothy, and the espresso is always made with quality coffee beans and ground on site. One sip of an Italian coffee, and it will be hard to go back to » Read more

Shopping in Rome: 5 destinations for vintage designer deals

Shopping in Rome: 5 destinations for vintage designer deals

Rome is one of the best cities for designer shopping in the world. Armani, Dolce and Gabbana, Bulgari and the like line the streets of the city center, tantalizing passerby with their luxurious window displays. But you don’t need to cough up your entire savings to go home with a Prada purse or a Roberto » Read more

Rome cheap eats: Where to dine near the Spanish Steps

Rome cheap eats: Where to dine near the Spanish Steps

Rome is a culinary gem, filled with tasty dining options around almost every corner. However, the area around the Spanish Steps is one of the hardest areas in Rome to find a decent meal or snack. Though the location is fantastic for accessing the city and marveling at nearby sights, it’s a bit of a » Read more

Rome: 10 easy ways to save on your next visit

Rome: 10 easy ways to save on your next visit

Lush landscapes, stunning monuments, exciting history, beautiful art, mouthwatering food and free-flowing wine make Rome one of the most popular destinations in the world—and also one of the priciest. But a trip to the Eternal City doesn’t have to be expensive. Underneath the luxury hotels and vineyard tours is a city that runs on middle » Read more

A World Apart: Rome’s English Cemetery

A World Apart: Rome’s English Cemetery

England’s 19th-century love affair with Italy has left a legacy in cemeteries across the country. Not all English visitors went home to die. Thus Florence, Livorno, Naples and Rome are Italian cities that boast a Cimitero degli Inglesi. At rest abroad Each warrants a visit, but don’t expect to find a little exclave of England. » Read more

Romantic hotels in Rome where every day is Valentine’s Day

Romantic hotels in Rome where every day is Valentine’s Day

Even on the continent that invented romance, few cities rival Rome when it comes to creating or fostering amore. The Eternal City is chock-full of quiet lanes for strolling, pasta dishes for sharing, and covert corners for stealing kisses. But any good lover knows that a romantic getaway isn’t complete without a love nest. Here are » Read more

Rome: A blowout fantasy day in the Eternal City (with cheapo alternatives)

Rome: A blowout fantasy day in the Eternal City (with cheapo alternatives)

Usually I’m trying to find the very best bargains here at EuroCheapo. But occasionally, I try and imagine what it would be like to be flush with cash in the beautiful city of Rome. While I’m a bargain hunter at heart, the idea of exploring the luxury side of Rome gets me a teeny-tiny bit » Read more

Rome Transportation Strikes: A survival guide

Rome Transportation Strikes: A survival guide

Public transportation strikes are extremely common in Rome (there was one just a fortnight ago). They usually get called with a couple of days notice and have the potential to disrupt even the most carefully laid travel plans. But you can avoid the headaches of “scioperi” (strikes) by keeping an eye out for upcoming strikes » Read more

Rome: 5 cheap hotel locations that will make you scream “Ciao Bella!”

Rome: 5 cheap hotel locations that will make you scream “Ciao Bella!”

When choosing the right place to stay on a budget in expensive cities like Rome, location sometimes takes a back seat to price. This isn’t always a great strategy, however. While a far-flung hotel may be initially inexpensive, if its location is inconvenient, you may end up spending too much money (or time) on transportation. » Read more

Resolutions in Rome: Day trips, concerts, cooking school and more in 2013

Resolutions in Rome: Day trips, concerts, cooking school and more in 2013

Looking back on 2012, I realize that it was a big year for me in Rome. I married my Italian fiancée and became an Italian resident, visited exotic foreign destinations like Paris, Malaysia, Amsterdam and Vatican City (hey – it’s technically a country!) and ate a lifetime’s worth of Mozzarella del Buffalo. In April, I » Read more

Rome for the Holidays: Christmas markets, nativity scenes and midnight mass

Rome for the Holidays: Christmas markets, nativity scenes and midnight mass

Rome is a great place to visit in the holiday season. Thanks to the mild winter temperatures, the city stays vibrant and alive even during the coldest months of the year. There is something magical about strolling along the cobbled streets in the evening, eating chestnuts and admiring the lights strung up around the historical » Read more

Rome: Eataly opens its largest gourmet food shop yet

Rome: Eataly opens its largest gourmet food shop yet

Foodies take note – a gourmet paradise has recently opened in Rome. Eataly, the world’s largest wine and food market has set up shop in a disused air terminal a short walk from Piramide Metro station (Metro B). There are a couple of other Eataly’s around the world (including one in NYC), but the one » Read more

Rome: Three reasons to love Testaccio

Rome: Three reasons to love Testaccio

A short stroll from Piramide (Metro Line B), Testaccio is one of the most vibrant, yet under-rated neighborhoods in Rome.  A hub of pubs, late-night clubs, markets and cute specialty shops, there is plenty to see and do in this historical part of the city. While tourists flock to Trastevere and squish into bars around the » Read more

Rome: 4 kosher restaurants in Rome’s Jewish quarter

Rome: 4 kosher restaurants in Rome’s Jewish quarter

The historical Jewish Quarter of Rome is a bustling neighborhood a short walk from Lago Argentina. The area was historically a ghetto, separated from the rest of Rome by large walls and strict curfews. To this day the small streets and enclosed piazzas give the area an intimate feel you won’t find in many other » Read more

Rome: 4 favorite vintage clothing shops

Rome: 4 favorite vintage clothing shops

By Sarah Tighe in Rome— There are some drawbacks to shopping for vintage threads in Rome. The vintage shops can be inconsistently priced and home to impressive amounts of dust. But there are advantages too – look hard enough between the tightly packed shelves and you’ll find some really interesting pieces – often designer. Want » Read more

Rome: 5 vegetarian restaurants for a great (meatless) meal

Rome: 5 vegetarian restaurants for a great (meatless) meal

By Sarah Tighe in Rome— It’s no secret that Italians love meat. The most famous Italian dishes (lasagne, tortellini) are as carnivorous as they are delicious. But Italy is far more vegetarian-friendly than you’d expect. According to the European Union of Vegetarians, around 10% of Italians are vegetarian – the highest percentage in Europe. In » Read more

Rome at Christmas: Holiday events in 2011

Rome at Christmas: Holiday events in 2011

By Nicole Arriaga in Rome— With Christmas fast approaching, Romans are getting into gear spreading the holiday cheer. While you won’t see any street-corner Santas in Rome, that doesn’t mean Mamma Roma is a Grinch. The city has a long list of festive holiday activities, and almost all are free! Here’s a quick overview of » Read more

Panini in Rome: How to find and order the best sandwiches

Panini in Rome: How to find and order the best sandwiches

By Nicole Arriraga in Rome— When it comes to eating lunch in Rome, there are several cheap options, the most common of which are grabbing some pizza al taglio and panini. Back in the States, everyone is crazed over the panini “concept.” However to Italians, panini are just plain old sandwiches! Whatever you think, panini » Read more

Rome Concert Schedule: Free and cheap concerts in November

Rome Concert Schedule: Free and cheap concerts in November

By Nicole Arriaga in Rome— Music lovers traveling to Rome can always find a cool venue to check out whether they’re into “cover band” music, rock and roll, jazz, or even swing. Even better, quite often these live music performances will cost you little or nada. Here’s a list of some cool concerts happening in » Read more

Rome: A practical guide to Rome’s bus and metro system

Rome: A practical guide to Rome’s bus and metro system

By Nicole Arriaga in Rome— Traveling about Rome can be an adventure at times. With over 100 bus lines, tram routes and two metro lines, it’s no wonder that maneuvering Rome’s public transit system can leave a visitor utterly confused. As many visitors are only stopping through Rome for a short while, there’s no real » Read more

Rome: What to do on rainy days in Rome

Rome: What to do on rainy days in Rome

By Nicole Arriaga in Rome— As the saying goes, when it rains it pours and the last place you want to be when traveling is stuck outside in the rain. When it’s raining like mad in Rome, you don’t want to be hanging out in the middle of the Roman forum, as there’s nowhere to » Read more

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