What’s The Ancient Rome Tour Going To Cost?
Figure about 30EUR per person for adults; 25EUR for students and for kids eleven and under, 15EUR. A real bargain you’ll cherish for the rest of your days.
If you’ve already had your fill of ancient history by the time the sun dawns on the third day, you can spend a day shopping at some of the Swiss designers shops located in and around the Via Condotti. You can then take a walk to the Piazza di Spagna where you can enjoy a gelato on the Spanish steps before tossing three coins into the Trevi Fountain. You can of course spend as little or as much as you want for this day.
On the fourth day you might want to embrace your right brain and go Bohemian. Head on over to the Jewish Ghetto where you can breakfast on warm breads and cappuccino before wandering through the area’s many mysterious dark alleys. While there you can browse the secondhand clothing stores and spend some time viewing the artists at work in their studios.
Again, spend as little or as much as your budget will allow, but figure 1.50EUR for breakfast and another 1EUR for the bottle of hydrating water you should be carrying with you at all times. The sausage and fresh cheese you can buy for lunch will cost about 5EUR, and the bottled beer to wash it down, 1EUR. If the inspiration hits and you decide to invest in a piece of original watercolor art, plan on spending 30-100EUR.
How Will You Spend The Rest Of Your Days?
The options are wide open. There’s the historical San Clemente Museum and the markets in Campo de’ Fiori. You should have time to take in the Capitoline Museums and the ancient history at the Palazzo Massimo alle Terme. All of these attractions will cost between 25 and 40EUR per person and are well worth the price of admission.
In short, the best way for planning a weeklong visit to Rome is to prepare an itinerary before hand. It’s also a good idea to leave one full afternoon or even a full day free to simply wander around at will, people watching and enjoying the view from several of the many bars and eateries situated throughout the city.
Where To Lay Your Weary Head
While for some people, location means everything, most people during these financially challenged times are concerned with cost. Like many popular European destinations, Rome has a hotel, hostel, inn or B&B to satisfy every traveler’s budget, young, old, or somewhere in between.
Prices for four and five star hotels will run as much as 425EUR per night during the high season. On the other side of the coin, some pensions offer a private room, private bath and continental breakfast for as little as 35-40EUR per night, again depending upon the season. Hostels are even cheaper at 15-25EUR per person. But plan on sharing a room and bathroom.
Looking for something midrange that offers breakfast in the morning and a fully stocked bar in the evening? Look at spending around 190EUR per night.