Rome is an expensive city, but you don’t have to break the bank to enjoy it. A surprising number of its big sights are free and it costs nothing to stroll the historic streets, piazzas and parks, basking in their extraordinary beauty.
Feast on fine art in the city's churches. They're all free and many contain priceless treasures by big-name artists such as Michelangelo, Raphael, Bernini and Caravaggio. Major art churches include St Peter's Basilica, Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, Chiesa di San Luigi dei Francesi, and Basilica di Santa Maria del Popolo.
- Vatican Museums
Home to the Sistine Chapel and kilometres of awesome art, the Vatican Museums are free on the last Sunday of the month.
- State Museums
A pagan temple turned church, the Pantheon is a staggering work of architecture and an astonishing sight with its cavernous interior and soaring dome.
- Trevi Fountain
You don’t have to spend a penny to admire the Trevi Fountain, although most people throw a coin in to ensure they'll return to Rome.
- Bocca della Verità
According to legend, if you tell a lie at the Bocca della Verità (Mouth of Truth), it'll bite your hand off.
Need to Know
Transport Holders of the Roma Pass are entitled to free public transport.
Wi-Fi Free wi-fi is available in many hostels, hotels, bars and cafes.
Tours To take a free tour check out www.newromefreetour.com.
Piazzas & Parks