Top 10 Budget Traveler Must-Dos in Rome
Visit the Spanish Steps
These steps (over 100, actually) span the slope between the Spanish Square (where the embassy is located) and Piazza Trinita dei Monti. Though built over 300 years ago, the steps are in great condition and an awesome place to sit and watch the world go by, in addition to being a popular icon.
The ultimate for selfie-taking and people watching, the Spanish Steps are totally free to visit.
Browse Campo di Fiori
This stop is mainly for photo opportunities, as buying souvenirs is probably out of your budget – especially at this overpriced and touristy location. Even if shopping around (especially when you aren’t buying) isn’t really your thing, you should still check out this old market and enjoy the colorful and diverse wares. It has been running since the mid-1800s!
While it is always free to visit, the market is only open in the morning, and is always closed on Sundays, so plan your visit accordingly.
See the Pantheon
This formerly pantheistic temple was transformed and repurposed by the Catholic church for its own religious uses. The Pantheon is close to 2000 years old, and a true wonder of architecture to have lasted so long.
It’s a great place to take some photos, and it is perhaps the ultimate free attraction in Rome. Yes, that’s right, it’s always free and there isn’t a queue line!