If you’re planning a last minute getaway this summer but don’t want to spend a fortune, then we’ve got just the place – and it might surprise you. Prepare to indulge in all the pizza, pasta and ancient history your heart desires as new research has revealed that Rome is the cheapest major city to visit in 2019.
It’s hard to believe, we know. The Italian capital has long been a tourist hotspot and is one of the most popular cities in Europe, if not the world, so the idea of it being ‘cheaper’ than many other destinations comes as a shock. Though, it’s a very pleasant one.
The news was announced following a survey which compared the prices between major city break destinations around the world including Paris, New York, Milan, London, Dubai and Berlin.
The study, which was carried out by Day Break Hotels, weighed up the average price of a number of factors such as a single hotel room, airport transfers, tourists attractions, meals (from five star fine dining to budget options) and the cost of beer in each city. At the end, they found that Rome came out on top as the cheapest city out of the seven tourist hot spots included in the survey.
The city scored an average cost of £333.90 per person for Brits, which turned out to be significantly lower than the average cost of the others.
However, one factor it didn’t come out as the cheapest option for was sightseeing, as this turned out to be more expensive in Rome than some of the other cities. But can you blame them? The city is drenched in Roman heritage, with endless sightseeing offerings for tourists, from the Trevi Fountain to the Colosseum.
Nonetheless, it still proved to be the most purse-friendly overall – especially when it came to food, which let’s face it, is the most important thing!