Rome on a budget

How you can get to or from the airport? it i’s by bus

Almost all flights from the UK to Rome land at Leonardo da Vinci Airport (aka Fiumicino airport), 16 miles to the west of the city centre, and Ciampino, approximately 10 miles southeast.

While it is appealing to simply jump in a cab, which can cost you?40 to?50 from Fiumicino or?30 to?40 from Ciampino. And so check out the alternatives:

By bus from Leonardo da Vinci/Ciampino. Airport bus operator Terravision charges?5.80 (?9 return) from Leonardo da Vinci Airport to Rome Termini train station just for the 55 minute trip. From Ciampino Airport, it’s?5 (?9 return). You can book online to guarantee a seat.

By train from Leonardo da Vinci. The Leonardo Express is a non-stop service that operates between the airport terminal and Rome Termini train station. Trains leave every 15 minutes (every 30 minutes in case you’re travelling before 7am or after 9pm)? see times. A one-way ticket is?14 per person and takes about half an hour.

By train from Ciampino. Acquiring the railroad from Ciampino is trickier. To begin with you need to get a bus to the nearest rail station, Ciampino, that costs?1.20 each way and leaves every thirty mins. From there, the train to Rome Termini station takes fifteen minutes and costs?1.50 every way.

Hostels can be winners? bed down in a private space from 22 a night

Certainly no, do not think smelly dorms. Many hostels are well-kept and clean? and a few even have private rooms, that we have found for as few as 22 per person per night.

Apartments are able to smash hotels, eg, 400 not 845

For Ferrari accommodation on the Fiat 500 funds, our Cheap Holiday Rentals guide shows how apartments (and rentals, in case you’re staying further out) can massively undercut similar-quality hotels. This’s particularly the situation if you’re going with a good number of friends or family.

For instance, we discovered a modern two bed Rome apartment close to the Pantheon at 400 for three nights in September, in comparison with 845 for 2 rooms in a three-star hotel close by.

Alternatively, rent rooms in private houses via Airbnb or Wimdu, eg, 36/night for a space in Rome’s Trastevere neighborhood, compared with 101/night for a close by hotel.

Simply point your camera to translate Italian menus with a free app

The Google Translate app’s free for Iphone and Android. Keep your phone over text also it auto translates Italian within the image (like on the perfect? very cool).

You can use the camera of yours to translate text in 38 languages or perhaps type to translate hundred three languages.’Do you want paying in weight or maybe euros?’ ALWAYS SAY EUROS

When paying or even even withdrawing cash, you are often asked whether you want to pay in pounds or euros. In most cases, always pay in local currency.

If you pick pounds, the Italian shop/bank is going to do the conversion process, and rates can be terrible.