Cheap holidays to Rome

Why not enjoy Rome breaks on a budget this year?

Russell Bowes

Sophie Gackowski
HomeAway travel expert

Cheap holidays to Rome It may be one of the most important cities in western history, but Italy’s capital doesn’t have to be an expensive destination. Rome has hundreds of fascinating historical sites to visit, delightful coffee shops to relax in, and attractions to enjoy. From the Colosseum and the Vatican, to the famous aqueducts and Trevi fountain, there’s so much to see and admire whilst there. Simply strolling around the city’s ancient streets will unearth all manner of hidden treasures! Whether you’re seeking culture, cuisine, art or architecture, you’ll find it all and more in the spectacular Eternal City.

Of course, one of the best ways of booking cheap holidays to Rome is by renting privately through HomeAway Holiday Rentals. Not only are you afforded more privacy and space with private apartments in Rome, but you get better value for money too. We have hundreds of properties to choose from, located all over the city, and offer something to suit every holidaymaker. Whatever your budget or brood, we can provide the perfect property. So why wait? Start planning your cheap holiday to Rome today, and save money through HomeAway Holiday Rentals.



Top 5 places to stay on cheap holidays to Rome


Centro Storico Cheap Rome Holidays - Accommodation in the Centro Storico

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city’s historic centre - Centro Storico - is a fantastic place to stay. Scattered with ancient sites dating back over 2,000 years, its churches, basilicas, monuments, statues and fountains won’t fail to amaze. Visit the the Forum and Market, where ancient Romans would gather to shop and socialise, before making your way up to Palatine Hill, and on to the ruins of the Flavian Palace. If you really want to save on sightseeing, visit Rome during ‘la settimana dei beni culturali’, a week during May in which the city’s publicly owned landmarks offer free admittance! 

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Colosseum Area Cheap Rome Holidays - Accommodation in the   Colosseum Area

Where better to stay than beside Rome’s best known landmark? The Colosseum is undoubtedly one of the city’s most iconic sites: originally built to seat over 50,000 Roman citizens, it was the centre of ancient entertainment, showcasing famously brutal gladiator battles. Of course, it’s surrounded by equally amazing historical attractions, well worth a visit during your stay. Why not explore the ruined villas atop Palatine Hill, or admire the Arch of Constantine, built to commemorate Rome’s first Christian emperor? There’s so much to see and do in the area, you’ll certainly be kept busy!


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Vatican Area Cheap Rome Holidays - Accommodation in the   Vatican Area

Vatican City is the smallest nation in the world, and an unmissable site when on cheap holidays in Rome. As the central and most important site of the Catholic faith, it’s home to a huge number of churches, including St Paul’s Outside the Walls and the Sanctuary of Divino Amore. There are various tours available in English, allowing you to marvel at the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica, while learning about their fascinating history. Each of the churches is magnificently decorated, housing important works of classical art: just make sure to keep knees and shoulders covered!


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San Giovanni and Esquilino Cheap Rome Holidays - Accommodation in the   San Giovanni and Esquilino

San Giovanni and Esquilino are two adjacent neighbourhoods in the city, home to a range of exciting historical attractions. There are dozens of churches in the area, including Santa Maria Maggiore, arguably one of Rome’s most beautiful basilicas: built in the 9th century and adorned with golden mosaics, it also houses a museum telling the story behind the church. But Santa Croce in Gerusalemme should be your first port of call: constructed to hold relics relating to Jesus Christ, the church is said to contain wooden pieces of the cross, part of a nail and two thorns from Christ’s crown.


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Trastevere Area Cheap Rome Holidays - Accommodation in the   Trastevere Area


Located just south of the Vatican, Trastevere houses a number of the city’s most fascinating and beautiful sites. The most important of these is the Santa Maria, one of the oldest churches in the city and adorned in magnificent, gold mosaics: completed during the 13th century, it’s illuminated by night, making for a beautiful sight to behold. Of course, simply strolling along Trastevere’s cobbled streets is an absolute pleasure, winding as they do past houses both ancient and new. Why not stop in Piazza di Santa Maria for a break? Many tourists simply sit by the fountain and watch the world go by. 


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Cheap accommodation in Rome

Terraced Loft Close To Central Rome

Enjoy this top floor loft with YOUR OWN TERRACE! Located in Central Rome near Termini station, the Colosseum and the historic center. Features 1 bedroom, 2 baths, fully equipped kitchen, 1 terrace with barbecue, and SKY satellite TV. The apartmen...

BIANCOFIORE 4 Sleeps, Holiday Villa With Pool, Park, Soccer Table And Tennis Table, Very Close To Ostia And Just A Few Kilometres From Rome

PRIVATE STRUCTURE. A cosy little villa situated in a residential area, Biancofiore is very close to Ostia and just a few kilometres from Rome. The particularity of this residence is that its furnishings are inspired by the style of Zen which, with...

VILLA MELIA 14+2 / 8 sleeps, splendid villa with huge living room, private park and pool near Rome

THIS VILLA IS AVAILABLE ALSO IN 8 SLEEPS VERSION. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE CONTACT EMMA VILLAS. (RECEPTIVE STRUCTURE). Villa Melia is a large villa created from the renovation of a 1950’s smallholding with a shed for dairy cows and with the ho...

Breathtaking apt all comforts 5 in party in the heart of the historical centre!

These amazing apartments are 75 and 85 squared meters, at the first floor of a very ancient building. The very original wooden ceilings and the ancient arches may make you forget to be in XXI Century.. the cozy living rooms may make you think you'...

Wonderful Luxury Apartment In Rome

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