how to enjoy going around Rome without spending a lot

Philippines
April 20, 2013 3:20am CST
I am going to Rome this summer. Can you give me some tips on how can I find my way in Rome and at the same time, not spend so much? Thanks a lot. Any special place that I ought to see?
2 responses
@dagami (1163)
• Rome, Italy
20 Apr 13
http://www.romapass.it/p.aspx?l=it&tid=2 is a link to the roma pass. you will pay 34 euros starting may 1. there are so many advantages of buying this, just consult the page. before you come to rome, surft the internet for places that you'd like to visit. a short stay will not be enough to go to all the popular tourist spots so you have to set your priorities. if you plan to stay longer than three days, then i suggest that you buy the weekly ticket for public transport. this will save lots of money since a single ticket costs 1 euro and is valid only for 100 minutes. i know you wouldn't want to miss the vatican. if you want to enter the museum, you can use the roma pass. it allows free entry to two museums. if you don't buy the pass, you pay 11 euros for the entrance. the colloseum is also good place to see but from the outside. don't spend your money going in because there is nothing to see inside. don't miss the fontana di trevi. this is easily accessible and it's a very beautiful fountain. rome has plenty to offer to tourists. it's full of history. don't eat on retaurants because they are expensive. i suggest that you eat in places called "tavola calda", a sort of a fastfood, because it's always cheaper. always bring a bottle of water with you. when it gets empty, you can easily refill it in the "fontanelle" (street fountains of potable water) so you don't spend another eauro for a small bottle. have a nice vacation. and welcome to rome, my adopted city!
• Philippines
20 Apr 13
Wow, that is really very eduactional. I will remember all you have written. Thanks a lot. By the way, can I easily get a tourist map like how to get to a place, where to get the bus, bus number and so on?
@dagami (1163)
• Rome, Italy
20 Apr 13
yes, they give out maps for free to tourists in the main bus and subway terminals. if you want a more detailed one, you can easily buy this at the newspaper stands. BTW, most romans don't speak english. if you need information, i suggest that you ask the foreigners here. "BE CAREFUL OF PICKPOCKETS ESPECIALLY ON THE BUSES THAT GO TO THE VATICAN AND IN THE UNDERGROUND TRAINS!" always keep your bag in front of you, don't put your important documents, cash, cards, and mobile in your backpack.
@jricky1 (6809)
• China
20 Apr 13
That's what i always thought about,actually sometimes you need to go and enjoy the whole city's scenery without going shopping or a big meal.That would help you save more,or you can read lonely planet and i thought it is such a useful book for me.Good luck for you and have a good day.
• Philippines
20 Apr 13
Thanks for the tip. I am not a shopping person. I like to see and feel the places I am going to. I am right now reading a lot but learning from a real traveller is more educational. Thanks again.