Rome is rightfully known throughout the world for its artistic masterpieces, historic wonders, and culinary treats. Unfortunately, hordes of tourists and high prices often prevent travelers from fully appreciating everything the city has to offer. Thankfully, visiting Rome doesn’t have to involve fighting through crowds or spending a ton. Here are 5 things I discovered while living in Rome that you can do to save money and avoid crowds.
Florence is home to some of the world’s greatest artistic and historical treasures. Yet high ticket prices and hordes of tourists can prevent even the most seasoned traveler from fully appreciating what the city has to offer. Fortunately, you don’t have to abandon your budget nor spend all your time surrounded by tour groups while there. Here are four activities to do in Florence that avoid crowds and save you money.