After our Jan/Feb trip to India, we fancied a quick European break & managed to buy cheap flights to Rome from Alicante with Ryan Air. Having got the tickets so cheap €40, we loathed paying 50% more for extra hand luggage & therefore went with the minimum: 10L daysacks.
Unfortunately for us, it rained everyday & we could have done with more substantial footwear.
However, we managed to see all of the main sites (& more) on foot & using Google maps to direct us.
We’d booked a self catering, 1 bedroom apartment, which was slightly out from the centre, but only a short bus ride in for €1.50 each.