How You Can Save Money on Your Roman Holiday
Vacationing in Rome is a dream come true for most people. The sad fact however is that many people will avoid every taking a holiday in Rome simply because they feel that it is far beyond their financial means.
The truth however is that many people can actually afford to visit Rome. They just are not aware of ways to save money on their holiday, making it more affordable. When you travel to Rome you can save a substantial amount of money by setting a budget and finding discount hotels for your accommodations.
You can do many things in Rome that are not costly and enjoy your visit immensely. Here are a few tips that will help you to save money on your Roman holiday and make your visit very memorable:
Do not dine in tourist areas. One of the most expensive things that you can do is to dine in a tourist area. There are many tourists’ areas in Rome. In fact, much of the city should be classified as a tourist area. You can however, choose restaurants and cafes that are away from the hustle and bustle of tourism.
When choosing a dining place, most people go completely out of their budgets because they dine at eateries that are located directly next to area attractions. These eateries tend to charge more because they are more conveniently located and are virtually at the entrance to these main attractions. Look for smaller trattorias and eateries that are off the beaten path. Keep in mind that many guest houses in Rome also provide restaurants with excellent cuisine which can help you to save money as well.
Passes can save you money. If you want to see all of the main attractions, visit all the museums and look at all of the major sites in Rome, look into getting a pass. Many passes are available and offer discounts for many of the most popular Rome attractions. Also look for websites that offer discount hotels as many times you will be able to get a package deal that also includes passes for the more popular attractions included in your hotel price.
Taxis are not your friend. Although taking a taxi may seem like the normal and most convenient way to get around Rome, you should understand that fares can climb quickly and can be quite costly. If you are visiting areas that are close to your hotel then walk. You can see many sites in Rome on foot so enjoy the beautiful weather by doing your sightseeing on foot as opposed to taking taxis often.
Use the internet. Most people have no idea how much money they can save when they book their hotel stay online. You can use the internet to compare various Roman hotel prices and book your stay. This can save you more money than you can imagine on your hotel fees. You may even be able to book some of the better more upscale hotels in Rome when you shop online and get them for the same rate as a discount hotel. Use the internet to search for and compare various hotel rates and choose one that fits well within your budget.
Take your own snacks. If you are planning to be out and about for several hours, packing your own snacks can save you a veritable fortune. Instead of paying high prices for refreshments at various shops in the city you can simply pack your own snacks and drinks and carry them with you to keep your hunger pangs down while sightseeing. You may also be able to book a hotel room that includes a small refrigerator which makes it much easier for you to snack while in your room and avoid room service charges which can be fairly expensive.