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Cheap areas to stay in Rome

It may have a reputation as a ritzy playground for the rich, but you can have a taste of Roman glamour without blowing your whole budget on accommodation. The Centro Storico neighbourhood surrounds the Piazza Navona and its warren of streets are home to plenty of cheap hotels. The Republica district, meanwhile, has lots of budget-friendly options, and is handy for the main train station. You can also opt to stay across the Tiber River, in one of the cheap hotels alongside the Vatican.

Cheap hotels in Rome

Suitedreams is a prime example of good, cheap accommodation in Rome. The guestrooms are smartly turned out with polished wooden floors and contemporary furnishings, proving you don’t have to spend a fortune on style in this city. Then there’s Trianon Borgo Pio, which offers comfortable apartments with the added bonus of free WiFi to help keep your costs down, along with an on-site fitness room. Hotel Aquarium is a simple, fuss-free pad within walking distance of the central train station, and offers free breakfast to kick off a day’s sightseeing.

Where to find cheap food in Rome

When it comes to good, delicious, cheap food in Rome, one watchword stands out: pizza. They come thin and crispy, with simple toppings like buffalo mozzarella and cured ham. You can find pizzerias scattered around the whole city, while the area around Piazza Navona is home to fine trattorias serving up classic Roman dishes like cacio e pepe – a simply, irresistible dish of pasta with Pecorino Romano cheese and black pepper. Hearty, cheap grub like trippa alla Romana can also be found in the family-run restaurants of the Testaccio district.

Cheap things to do in Rome

Any visit to Rome should include a visit to the Trevi Fountain, perhaps the world’s most famous water feature. A baroque cornucopia of allegorical statues presiding over rippling and cascading water, it’s been featured in classic movies like La Dolce Vita, and you can’t leave without tossing a coin over your shoulder, in time-honoured tradition. Afterwards, head to the Pantheon and step beyond the portico to gaze up at the immense dome, which is drenched in natural light. Keep an eye out for the opulent tomb of Renaissance artist Raphael, who rests within the Pantheon. If the urban crowds get too much, escape to the Villa Borghese, a sprawling landscaped garden which is dotted with fountains, villas, and the picturesque Temple of Aesculapius. Literary lovers will adore the Keats-Shelley House, which is where the poet John Keats died.

Cheap ways to get around Rome

While Rome is certainly a sprawling city, many attractions are within walking distance of each other, and exploring on foot is the ideal way to take in the ornate, ancient charms. There's a good, although patchy, public transport network you can also use, including trams and a subway system. But you may find that buses make the easiest way to get from A to B. To keep things cost-effective when using public transport, you can opt for 24-, 48-, and 72-hour travel passes.

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