25. Drink beer with the locals at Bar San Calisto
Piazza di San Calisto, 4
Price: €2.50 for a large Peroni
Bar San Calisto is just the right kind of grungy, and cheap beer makes it popular with local art-school kids. The trick to enjoying the real atmosphere is to find an empty table outside and listen to neighborhood philosophers and wandering opera singers while you down your Peroni.
26. Admire the crazy architecture in Coppedè
Outdoor chandeliers, Dr. Seuss-like houses, and fountains decorated with frogs define the characteristic neighborhood of Coppedè. Get a break from the Renaissance architecture of the rest of Rome by finding this hidden corner of the city.
27. BYOB to Piazza della Madonna dei Monti
Piazza della Madonna dei Monti
Price: Depends on your drink of choice
Every night, penny-pinchers descend on one of Rome's trendiest neighborhoods to drink by the fountain. With open containers legal until 10pm, and lax enforcement meaning that people usually stay much later, it is perfectly acceptable to bring your own booze and join the crowd at Piazza della Madonna dei Monti.
28. Make some feline friends at Torre Argentina
Largo di Torre Argentina
Price: Free, donations welcome
Smack in the middle between a bus stop and a taxi stand, kitties snooze among the ruins on the spot of Caesar's assassination. Humans aren't allowed to walk among the ancient temples, but in the back of the complex is a small cat sanctuary and hospital where you can take a break from the traffic to meet the rescued felines.