Study trips in Rome. A few advices on how to save

What is the best way to learn Italian if not by spending time in the “Bel Paese” and confronting yourself directly with its people, culture, customs, food, climate and landscapes?

A study holiday in Rome – an amazing city and in the centre of our Country – can be an excellent idea for a useful and fun educational experience, (which doesn’t hurt!). The costs could be an obstacle because, let's face it, Rome is certainly not among the cheapest cities in Europe and the high prices could constitute a problem. This will certainly not stop us, right? There are however some ways to experience a study trip in Rome without emptying your pockets, so, don’t panic. Any suggestions?

You have just arrived and risk to spending more than necessary; be careful. A good idea would be to avoid bars, restaurants, pizzerias, pubs, places haunted only by tourists and situated mostly in the old town centre and choose less central but much cheaper places, usually visited by the Romans (such as the districts of San Giovanni, Monteverde, Flaminio, Trieste, Nomentano, Prati, San Lorenzo, Pigneto, Piazza Bologna).
A cappuccino and croissant, a drink or a sandwich here will cost you a lot less and you will also have the also the possibility to enjoy them in the company of Romans and not with other tourists like yourself. The goal is always to learn italian, let’s not forget it!

If you decide to spend your study holiday in the company of one or more friends, the ideal solution would be to rent an apartment to share the costs and avoid spending a lot of money in a hotel. Obviously it is not a good idea to look for a place near Saint Peter’s or other very central areas of the city, it is better to choose low cost neighbourhoods (the same ones suggested for food and social life) that will allow you to reduce the costs, perhaps also check to make sure that there are subways or buses nearby.

If, then again, you are on your own and prefer to stay at a hotel, a solution could be the many bed and breakfast that today are to be found in all the districts of the capital. There are a great deal of possibilities as well as low budget offers and choosing one of the thousands available sites (Booking, Trip advisor, Trivago, just to name a few) the choice of the site you prefer, is up to you.

Rome is also and above all about art and museums to see, so as to get immersed in the history and heritage of the Italian culture. How to visit them without running out of euros? If you are under 26 years of age, you can enjoy discounts on the price of the ticket, but in general, the advice would be to avoid weekends, not only for the queue that could probably discourage youFind Article, but also for the fact that usually on Mondays many museums offer a discounted entry.

What are you waiting for to come to Rome to study?

Author: Giovanni Fausti
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