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Mini Summer Trip Guide to Affordable Rome


Photo: The Village Pub

So what if the euro is up and the dollar is down?That doesn’t mean you should skip a trip to Europe. You can still find great deals, even in pricey places. In Rome, the secret is simple: knowing where the bargains are. For example, Italy's biggest city has more than 900 churches displaying great works of Renaissance and Baroque art and architecture--and all of them are free.

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Destinations: Rome

Inspired by: 13 Affordable Trips to Europe — by Reid Bramblett, Published Apr. 2008

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    Hotel Navona

    Poet Percy Bysshe Shelley used to rent the top floor of what is now the Natale family's Hotel Navona. This 15th-century palazzo, built on top of th

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    Pizzeria da Baffetto

    Soccer players, Hollywood stars, famous artists, and locals from the neighborhood all line up outside Pizzeria da Baffetto to wait patiently for a

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    Santa Maria del Popolo

    Rome has more than 900 churches, all of them free, displaying great works of Renaissance and Baroque art and architecture by the likes of Raphael,

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    Vatican Museums

    A complex of museums and galleries founded by popes Clement XIV and Pius VI, the Vatican Museums contain a wealth of historical items and artistic

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    Esquilino and Testaccio may not be the prettiest neighborhoods in Rome, but here—where artists and butchers mingle with immigrants and intellectuals—everyone eats very, very well.

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    La dolce vita gets updated as a clutch of hip bars and boutiques put their stamp on the baroque Eternal City.


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