Rome is without doubt one of the most beautiful cities in the world and offers amazing opportunities for exploring its art and architecture treasures.
When visiting Rome consider buying one of these two city cards that allows holders to get free entry to top Rome sights and the Vatican City. These cards also provide fast-track entry to the most important sights (Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum), free use of public transport, a hop-on-hop-off bus tour and various discounts on other attractions and events in Rome.
This special tourist card that enables both tourist and locals to benefit from various discounts and services that make it easier to enjoy the amazing Rome includes:
The most important aspect of the this Rome city card is that it allows you to skip the line into the Colosseum and Castel Sant'Angelo. The queues to get into both sites are usually very long and the wait can take over an hour. Admittance to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill is included admittance to the Colosseum.
The other major sites covered by this card are following: Baths of Caracalla, Trajan's Market, Capitoline Museums, Ara Pacis, Baths of Diocletian, Villa Giulia - Etruscan Museum, Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Palazzo Barberini, Palazzo Venezia, Galleria Spada, Museum di Roma etc.
Please note that most museums are closed on Mondays (with exception of Colosseum, Mercati di Traiano, Musei Capitolini, Castel Sant'Angelo, Museo dell'Ara Pacis and Terme di Caracalla).
Also, the most museums are normally closed on December 25th, January 1st and May 1st. We advise you to check the opening hours on the official web sites of these museums.
This city card comes with a great map of Rome, that shows all sights with their addresses, open hours and nearby bus/metro stops as well as locations of tourist INFOPOINTS in Rome. You also get a booklet of any current exhibitions and events which offers a discount to holders of this card.
The Roma Pass is activated on your first entry to the museum/site or at the first journey on public transport up until midnight of the second or third day.
The overleaf form must be filled with name, surname and validation date. This card is contactless card, which means no need to insert in the reader, just touch your card against the reader.
If visiting Vatican Museums consider buying OMNIA Vatican and Rome Pass which allows you free entry to these sights along other discounts.
The Roma Pass can be purchased at the following points:
If you plan to visit all the main museums and sights of Rome in three days then buying a Roma Pass may be worth it.
Best value would be the 3-day Roma Pass which costs €36 and gives you free travel on public transport, plus free access to two sights and discounts on others. Another adventage of the pass is that it allows you to avoid long queues at ticket offices.
But note that this card does not cover sights owned or run by the Vatican - including the Vatican Museums, the dome of Saint Peter's and Roma Christiana open-top bus tours.
These are included on the Omnia Vatican & Rome Pass which costs €55 (24 hours OMNIA Card ) and €113 (72 hours OMNIA Card).
The Vatican Museums is a huge complex of galleries holding some of Italy's most important art, from paintings and sculptures to tapestries and classical antiquities. It is connected to Saint Peter's Basilica. The most famous part is the Sistine Chapel, famous for Michelangelo's ceiling and The Last Judgment and 16th century frescoes in the Raphale Rooms.
The Vatican Museums is the most popular attraction in Rome, hosting millions of visitors each year. The queues in front of the museums are huge especially during the summer. OMNIA Pass allows you to skip the line for the Vatican Museums.
The Colosseum is the main symbol of Rome. This monument known as Flavian Amphitheatre allowed 50000 people to enjoy spectacles such as battles of gladiator and other events. In order to avoid endless queues in front of entrance, we advice you to bus skip the line tickets for this sight. Regular ticket for entrance to Colosseum which include also entrance to Forum and Palatine Hill is 16 Euros. The Colosseum is a great sight to visit with children. Get free entrance and skip the line with OMNIA pass.
The Colosseum, known then as Flavian Amphitheatre, is the main symbol of Rome and the greater amphitheatre in Rome, measuring 188 meters in lenght, 156 meters in width and 57 meters in high.
It allowed more than 50 000 people to enjoy spectacles at that time - exhibitions of exotic animals, executions of prisoners, battles of gladiators etc. Use this link to find out more about visiting the Colosseum.
The Roman Forum & Palatine Hill is the ancient city of Rome and is a must-see for an insight into the ancient culture. The Roman Forum is a collection of ruins and historic buildings which used to be a bustling market place, where you can explore the iconic pillars and churches nestled in the old cobbled streets. The Palatine Hill includes 17th century aviaries, an Imperial Palace and huge retaining walls. Rich in Roman mythology and legends, discover Rome’s ancient city.
The Colosseum and the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill count as one attraction, so only one reservation is required for both sites.
The Capitoline Museums (Musei Capitolini) are the main civic museum of the city of Rome. The historical seat is constituted by the Palazzo dei Conservatori and the Palazzo Nuovo. The two buildings are located on the Campidoglio Square and are linked by the Galleria Lapidaria, an underground passage that crosses the Campidoglio Square without having to go outside the museums.
Castel Sant'Angelo is situated outside the walls of Vatican. There can be wait to enter if you don't book skip the line tickets. Castel Sant'Angelo is home to the Castel Sant'Angelo National Museum and its collection of art, archaeological finds and weaponry. Castel Sant'Angelo is great spot to take amazing photos of Rome.
Castel Sant'Angelo known as Hadrian's Tomb, is a fortress situated on the right bank of the Tiber, a short distance from the Vatican. Today, the Castel Sant'Angelo is a museum split into five floors which can be reached by a spiral ramp. In the upper floor there is a large terrace where you can take amazing photos of the city of Rome. Use this link to find out more about visiting Castel Sant'Angelo.
Roma Cristiana Open Buses are double-decker buses with and uncovered top deck that follow a precise itinerary with stops at ll of the sites of Christian interest throughout the city. The route can be followed in one sitting or you can take advantage of the "hop on - hop off" system: get off at any of the 12 stops to visit nearby sites, then get back on the bus and continue on to another destination. With OMNIA Vatican & Rome Pass you have access to the Open Bus routes for 3 days.
OMNIA Card allows you free public transport throughout the city during the validity of the card. It includes travel on metro, trams, buses, overground trains. Please note that it doesn't include transfers from both Fiumicino and Ciampino Airports.
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