25 Free and Cheap Things to Do in Rome
Rome wasn't built in a day, but travelers can get plenty of sightseeing done in a few days while visiting the capital of Italy. Tourists keen to see major attractions such as the Colosseum and the Sistine Chapel can save money with a three-day Omnia Vatican Rome Card, which includes entrance fees, fast-track entry, bus tours, and so on but costs about $125. For those on a tighter budget, here are 25 free or cheap activities in this historic city.
Smart and thrifty shoppers should head to Porta Portese, the massive flea market that takes place every Sunday from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Venture through thousands of stalls to find hidden treasures -- and don't be afraid to haggle over prices.
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