Don't think that because you're in Rome, you'll have to burn a hole in your pocket. You can have a taste of this Italian capital rich culture and architecture just by walking around--the only thing you need to know is where to look.
Here are the best spots in Rome that you can enjoy for free.
1. Take a free tour with New Rome Free Tour
Reservations for the free tour is a must before going and it follows an appropriate dress code. They require the tourists to avoid wearing sleeveless shirts and short skirts or pants because the tour includes several churches.
The tour is a two-hour walk. Here, you will see the magnificent architecture of the past centuries, including the famous Galleria, Bernini's Angels, the house of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Prime Minister House, Pantheon, the Tomb of the Kings, the Trevi Fountain, and many more.
2. Do some people watching at Piazza Navona
The Piazza Navona is a public square where people gather; a favorite among locals and tourists alike.
Feel like a local as you sit on one of the side benches and see a panoramic view of the streets of Rome, and see beautiful Baroque architecture like the Obelisk of Domitian and the Fountain of the Four Rivers.
3. Walk on the Spanish Steps
The Spanish Steps, the widest stairway in Europe, connects the Piazza de Spagna at the bottom and the Piazza Trinita dei Monti at the top where the Trinita dei Monti church is located.
Relive one of the scene of "The Roman Holiday" and eat ice cream while sitting on one of the stumped pillars of the Spanish Steps like Audrey Hepburn did.
4. Visit St. Peter's Basilica
One of the famous churches in Rome, St. Peter's Basilica is the most celebrated work of the Roman Renaissance and served as the papal enclave. It is designed by the most famous artists in the world such as Michelangelo and Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
One of the largest churches in the world, it offers outstanding architecture and rich history.
5. Get a great view of the skyline from the Gianicolo hill
Have a trek up the Gianicolo Hill and get a panoramic view of Rome. It is considered the best spot for viewing Rome's skyline since it is just outside the ancient city.
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