I truly believe that coming to Rome on a budget is simple, and not only that, it’s beautiful in its simplicity. Quite literally everywhere you turn you find unapparelled historical monuments, ancient Roman ruins or fresco-lined churches. It can sometimes feel as though exploring the Eternal City is like walking around one huge, beautiful museum, all made just for you. Mix all of this with the unique buzz of neighbourhoods like Trastevere or Pigneto, and you can see why Rome has been stealing hearts for the last two thousand years or so. We Romans also love to enjoy life and are thankful for the simplest of pleasures - so watching sunsets, relaxing in parks or even just talking to each other are all just part of day to day life here. Even the free things to do in Rome still pose a kind of magic, a kind of energy that only this city can create. My free Rome guide is going to include everything that makes it so special - from our history, art, politics and religion to all of the beloved parts of local life - and what you should be doing to make the most of our priceless attractions.