Some of the best things in life are free and Rome is no exception. Indeed, you can visit some of Rome’s must-see sites without stressing your wallet! Here are the five best things to do in Rome for free:
1.PIZZAS AND FOUNTAINS:
Baroque Rome was a time of great development in the city, resulting in some of Rome’s best-known sites. The most popular site from this era is the massive Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi). The works of Rome’s most prolific Baroque-era sculptor, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, can also be enjoyed at many piazzas in the city center. Piazza del Popolo and Saint Peter’s Square (Piazza San Pietro) boast some of Rome’s oldest and largest Egyptian obelisques and are well worth a visit.
Rome is home to countless gorgeous churches that are free to enter. They are wonderful places to stop, rest and reflect. (Any place you can enter and sit for free in Rome is priceless.) Entrance to St. Peter’s Basilica (Basilica San Pietro) is free (unless you consider waiting in line a high price to pay) and in the interior is Michelangelo’s iconic statue, the “Pietà”.
3. Simply strolling around is one of the best things to do in Rome for free Absolutely one of the best things to do in Rome for free is simply to stroll around. From Via dei Condotti to the gardens of the Villa Borghese, simply being a part of life in Rome is greatly entertaining. If you really want to liven things up, take a trip over to Rome’s hip neighborhood of Trastevere for a really fun evening.
Normally the Vatican Museums (Musei Vaticani) require a fee, but on the last Sunday of every month, entrance is free from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm. All tours of the Vatican Museums end at the Sistine Chapel (Capella Sistina), home of Michelangelo’s famously painted ceiling. One of the best things to do in Rome for free is to enjoy live music. Live organ and choir concerts take place in Rome’s many churches and Romans celebrate their patron saint days with outdoor festivities.
No visit to Rome is complete without a visit to the massive domed Pantheon. This is by far one of the best things to do in Rome for free. There are other great monuments to visit for free, as well. The Arch of Constantine (Arco di Costantino) and the ruins found at Piazza Argentina are fascinating spots to visit, and you don’t have to pay a penny. If you wish to see this and more of Rome, request a FREE QUOTE for our Private Tour of Classic Rome. My team and I will organize everything for you; you’ll just have to enjoy your day. Have you already been to Rome? What was your favorite site. Let me know leaving a comment below!