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Rome is a loud, living museum with rich cultural traditions and thousands of years of history to explore. The Eternal City is a hallucination, a landscape of ancient ruins, mythic art, and full-on street life. The hot-blooded capital of Italy is an inspiring city, truly one of a kind. There are so many amazing monuments and buildings it might be close to impossible to see everything! Its culture will surround you and swallow you whole. If you ever get lost at night in some Roman streets, you will no-doubt feel the presence of history around you.

Now, you are looking for a cheap apartment in Rome and unsure where to start. Even though Rome can be extremely expensive, It's apartment living. Your budget and style are well matched here. The central areas can get pricey. But they are touristy anyway. Your best option? Look into the cool local spots outside the city centre. These can be some of the most charming neighbourhoods. Start your search in areas near the Vatican City that tend to be less expensive. Or check out Testaccio, located across Trastevere and home to the Art museum and Mattatoio. It has that very Roman feel. Restaurants are deeply rooted into the cucina romana or the traditional roman cuisine. And is still buzzing with classic Italian culture and nightlife.

You could even look into areas a bit further out and still be well connected to the historic centre. Pigneto, A trendy, urban area that transforms from cafe-sipping-on-the-terrace during the day, to open-air bars and electronic music at night. Here you will find hipsters, markets, and not many tourists at all. It’s more economical, and even though it’s a bit further out, You will find the green metro line C with stops Pigneto and Malatesta.

What can be included in a cheap apartment in Rome?

Cheap apartments in Rome can include a variety of amenities. These can range from central heating, lots of storage space, or possibly even your own garden or terrace. Sometime’s utilities can be included in the price, you can find this information by contacting the landlord directly. Or check on Spotahome’s website for a substantial list of apartments that already have utilities included in the price.

How can I pay less living in Rome?

Paying less living in Rome comes down to where you choose to stay in the city. Prices can skyrocket the more central you are. But living away from all the chaos is not so much of a sacrifice. It can be exhausting constantly being surrounded by tourists and all the madness. Getting a shared accommodation or private room will also save you more. Spotahome has a list of available rooms and shared accommodation options for you to choose from.

Where can I find cheap and safe places to rent in Rome?

As a whole, Rome is generally a safe place to live. There are lots of areas deemed to be safe that also have cheap accommodation. Neighbourhoods near the Vatican City tend to have less expensive apartments for rent. Not too far from the centre, Testaccio, has a more local feel with vibrant restaurants and nightlife. Private rooms in Testaccio can start from 400 euros, depending on what you’re looking for. Pigneto is a local favourite that is located east from the historic centre. This edgy neighbourhood has cheaper options as well. Check Spotahome’s detailed map that shows available accommodation in specific neighbourhoods.

Is it cheaper to rent a furnished apartment in Rome?

Renting a furnished apartment can definitely be cheaper in the long run,especially if you plan to live in Rome for only a few months. We know that purchasing furniture and having to move it all into your new apartment or studio is a struggle. Get yourself a move-in-ready accommodation on Spotahomes website. You will find a large list of furnished apartments that are awaiting your arrival.

Expert tips for renting in Rome for cheap

Stay out of touristy areas. Watch out for scams! Find someone who speaks Italian to help with your search. Set funds aside for a potential safety deposit. Try Spotahome and let it become your best friend!

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starting from 550 €
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