A Week In Rome For Less Than £520

Yep you read the title right, a week in Rome for less than £520, well £513 to be precise. That includes flight, accommodation and £200 spending money!

Italy Rome-mobile

The easiest way of saving yourself some dollar is buy only taking hand luggage? Most airlines have a 10kg allowance for hand luggage, which is loads! By doing this you will save around £50 per person. Budget airlines (Easy Jet, Monarch, Ryan Air) etc have promotions on throughout the year to get you to book your flights as early as possible. I booked my flight in December to go to Rome in May; it doesn’t pay you to wait until last minute to get cheap flights.

Fresh Croissants & Coffee for Breakfast! YUMMY
For accommodation I used a new website called Air BnB, where people can rent out their whole apartment, rooms etc all over the world. It worked out much cheaper than staying in a hotel; we also had access to a kitchen if we wanted to use it. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to meet local people, get of the tourist track and save a bit of money whilst still living it up in lovely accommodation.

Santa Marinella Beach Rome

Insurance I found for 1 year for £25 online with comprehensive cover, I myself didn’t need to buy it as I bank with Nationwide so get it free. Make sure you get you EHIP Card which will get you medical attention at local rates, instead of highly inflated foreign rates, if something did happen. The card is FREE and this link will take you to the right page, https://www.ehic.org.uk/Internet/startApplication.do

Vatican Gallery- Rome

We went to the Vatican galleries where the Sistine chapel is and decided not to book online as there was a 4 euro booking fee per person. The queue moved fast and we seemed to get in just as quick as the people who booked online. It was busy though and if I were to go in high season I think it would be best to book.

Vintage Fiat 500, Rome

Airport parking we found and booked well in advance to get it as cheap as possible, we used a private company who offered a free shuttle bus to the terminal and pick-ups when you landed, they were a quarter of the price as the official airport parking and only a 10 minute drive from the terminal.

This week I will show you how to pack enough outfits for a week keeping well in the 10kg allowance!