How to see the sights of Rome for free: You can get into the Coliseum the first Sunday of the month for free, but expect massive lines.

How to see the sights of Rome for free

Rome is an incredible city, but can be hard on the wallet if you aren’t well-informed. I’ve put together a guide on how to see what you’d like in Rome for free.

Rome is an incredible city, but can be hard on the wallet if you aren’t well-informed. I’ve put together a guide on how to see the main tourist attractions for free.

There’s also a huge list of museums you can get into for free on the first Sunday of the month in Italy, including museums in Milan, Florence, and Venice.

Be warned though, especially on the “First Sundays”, these places can be flooded with visitors and pickpockets seeking to profit off of the long lines.

Art Museums

The Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

Free on the last Sunday of the month, coincidentally the only Sunday they are open every month. Expect massive crowds and pickpockets.

How to see the sights of Rome for free: The Vatican Museum is free on the last Sunday of the month
Vatican Museums

Galleria Borghese

Free on the first Sunday of the month, but you need to call in advance to reserve a spot, which will be difficult as they hit capacity quickly.

How to see the sights of Rome for free: The Galleria Borghese is free the first Sunday of the month, but get a reservation!
Galleria Borghese

Historical Sites

Colosseum

Free on the first Sunday of the month, but again, expect massive lines.

How to see the sights of Rome for free: You can get into the Colosseum the first Sunday of the month for free, but expect massive lines.
The Colosseum

Pantheon

Always free.

How to see the sights of Rome for free: The Pantheon is always free! Make sure to check it out when it rains.
The Pantheon

Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

Free. There are even free tours if you know where to look.

How to see the sights of Rome for free: Roman Forum & Palatine Hill are always free.
Roman Forum // Source

Castel San’Angelo

Free the first Sunday of the month.

How to see the sights of Rome for free: Castel Sant'Angelo, Free first Sunday of every month
Castel Sant’Angelo

Basilicas

St Peter’s Basilica

Always free, but the neighboring Vatican Museums do normally have a fee.

How to see the sights of Rome for free: St Peter's Basilica is always free
St Peter’s Basilica

Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano

Always free.

How to see the sights of Rome for free: Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano is always free.
Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Always free.

How to see the sights of Rome for free: Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore is always free.
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Feel free to comment with more tips about how to get around Rome for free or reduced admissions and I will add them in.

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