Budget travel in Rome: 6+ ways to save money

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4. Best picnic spot in Rome

The day we visited Domus Aurea (previously raved about here), we decided to picnic near the site, which also happens to be close to the Colosseum.

It was the best picnic I’ve ever had.

As budget travelers, we often bring snacks to our sightseeing tours and take breaks in parks. This time, we loaded up with a full meal at a nearby grocery store, and Tedly found a great spot overlooking the impressive ruins of the Colosseum and part of the Roman Forum.

Locals dressed as ancient Romans came with the view.

There are many cafes around the Colossuem if you want table service and higher prices. But we were happy to munch out with our asses on the ground.

So where is this spot? On the wall to Parco Ninfeo di Nerone, across from the Colosseum.

Extra tip: Here’s a map. The picture is on our spot.

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Budget travel in Rome: 6+ ways to save money

8 thoughts on “Budget travel in Rome: 6+ ways to save money

  1. Smart, Clever point of view for visiting a somehow complicated city like Rome. I wonder if, as happened some years ago, entrance to the Musei Vaticani is free on Wednesday afternoons

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