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Roma Pass: 48 or 72-Hour City Card

1. Roma Pass: 48 or 72-Hour City Card

The Roma Pass network includes over 45 monuments, museums, and archaeological sites, including the Colosseum, Roman and Imperial Forums, Capitoline Museums, Ara Pacis, Trajan's Market, the National Roman Museums, the Caracalla Baths, Borghese Gallery, Circo Massimo, Archaeological Park of Appia Antica, and Castel Sant'Angelo. With the city card, skip-the-line admission will be free at your first museum or site. In addition, you’ll enjoy discounted admission to all other museums and archaeological sites visited thereafter. You’ll also receive discounts with other participating service and activity providers. Explore the city as you travel for free on Rome’s public transportation network. Here is a list of museums, archaeological sites, and experiences included: • Accademia Nazionale di San Luca• Circo Massimo• Circo Massimo Experience• Forum Pass Super (Roman Forum, the Imperial Fora and the Palatine)• Galleria Borghese• Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Roma Capitale• Galleria Nazionale Duarte Antica in Palazzo Barberini and Palazzo Corsini • Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea• Galleria Spada• Journeys through ancient Rome• Mausoleo di Augusto• MAXXI - Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo• Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali• Musei Capitolini• Musei Capitolini - Centrale Montemartini• Musei di Villa Torlonia• Musei di Villa Torlonia - Casina delle Civette• Musei di Villa Torlonia - Casino Nobile• Musei di Villa Torlonia – Serra Moresca• Museo Carlo Bilotti Aranciera di Villa Borghese• Museo Civico di Zoologia• Museo dell’Ara Pacis• Museo della Repubblica Romana e della memoria garibaldina• Museo delle Mura• Museo di Casal de’ Pazzi• Museo di Roma• Museo di Roma in Trastevere• Museo di Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco• Museo Napoleonico• Museo Nazionale degli Strumenti Musicali (reduced ticket only)• Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant’Angelo• Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Venezia (service with Roma Pass temporarily suspended)• Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia• Museo Nazionale Romano• Museo Nazionale Romano - Crypta Balbi• Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Altemps• Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo• Museo Nazionale Romano - Terme di Diocleziano• Museo Pietro Canonica a Villa Borghese• Museum of Civilisations• Museum of Civilisations - Museo Nazionale Preistorico ed Etnografico "Luigi Pigorini"• Museum of Civilisations - Museo Nazionale dell’Alto Medioevo• Museum of Civilisations - Museo Nazionale delle Arti e Tradizioni Popolari• Museum of Civilisations - Museo Nazionale d’Arte Orientale• Palazzo Valentini - Archaeological Area of the Domus Romane• Parco archeologico del Colosseo, Foro Romano & Palatino • Parco archeologico del Colosseo, Foro Romano & Palatino - Colosseo (Anfiteatro Flavio)• Parco archeologico del Colosseo, Foro Romano & Palatino - Palatino e Foro Romano• Parco Archeologico dell'Appia Antica• Parco Archeologico dell'Appia Antica - Antiquarium Di Lucrezia Romana• Parco Archeologico dell'Appia Antica - Complesso di Capo di Bove• Parco Archeologico dell'Appia Antica - Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella e Castrum Caetani• Parco Archeologico dell'Appia Antica - Parco Delle Tombe Della Via Latina• Parco Archeologico dell'Appia Antica - Villa dei Quintili e Santa Maria Nova• Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica• Terme di Caracalla• Villa di Massenzio & Mausoleo di Romolo

Rome: Hop On Hop Off Open-Bus Tour Ticket

2. Rome: Hop On Hop Off Open-Bus Tour Ticket

Visit iconic and historic landmarks of Rome with a  hop-on hop-off bus tour. See the iconic places like Republic Square, Santa Maria Degli Angeli Cathedral, Viminale Palace, and more.  You can get off at any of the stops along the route and explore your favorite spots at your own pace. Ride through the famous attractions including the Palazzo Delle Esposizioni, Eliseo Theatre, Trajan’s column, Imperial Forums, Colosseum, Constantine’s Arch, and many more.  You will learn about each attraction and its history through the audioguide. Travel around and through the city center of this historic city on an open-top double-decker bus. 

Rome: Guided Bike Tour

3. Rome: Guided Bike Tour

Explore the most iconic monuments in Rome's city center on this guided bike tour and discover the city in an eco-friendly and comfortable way. Begin the tour in the city center, where you will collect your bike and meet your professional guide. Then, the real fun begins as you ride around the historical center. Following your tour guide, stop at monuments to hear informative and interesting insights and pose for some memorable pictures. During your bike ride, visit sights such as Piazza del Popolo, Via del Corso, Piazza Navona, Piazza Venezia, Colosseum, Piazza di Spagna, Bocca della Verità, Fontana di Trevi, Pantheon, Castel Sant'Angelo, and many more.

Rome: Open-Top Bus Tour with Colosseum Audio Guide

4. Rome: Open-Top Bus Tour with Colosseum Audio Guide

Experience the majesty of Rome at your own pace aboard an open-top  hop-on hop-off bus. Travel easily to top sights like the Vatican and Trevi Fountain. Discover the history of Rome with audio commentary on the bus and digital audio guides for the Colosseum, Pantheon and Castel S.Angelo. Skip the hassle of taking public transit or the expense of hiring a taxi with a convenient hop-on hop-off bus tour. Get to the city's top attractions smoothly aboard a comfortable bus with open top to allow you to capture pictures of the city. Board the bus at centrally located stops like Terminal via Marsala (Termini station), the National Roman Museum, Saint Mary Major Church, the Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Venice Square, the Vatican, the Spanish Steps, and the Trevi Fountain. Stay connected along the way with access to complementary WIFI on the bus. Travel in comfort aboard a climate-controlled bus.

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What people are saying about Ara Pacis

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 1,821 reviews

Collecting the pass was easy. The cost was well worth the purchase because buses and metro were so frequent we reached destinations without delay. Travelling at the weekend the services were crowded but there was plenty of standing room. The only issue was that we couldn't book the Villa Borghese whilst we were there because it needed to be done 10 days in advance.

I highly recommend this pass because you don't have to worry about how many times I'm going to take the metro or the bus. You go up, you validate and that's it. In addition, with the Roma pass 72h, I was able to visit the Colosseum and the Château St Ange for free.

discount on museums and used for any transportation. With the pass you don't need to validate your ticket when enter the bus. No need to be on line to by tickets also you can use for public bathroom. Peace of mind

The Roma Pass has been around for years/decades, is shown separately at the participating sights (which I have not seen with the other passes) and is simply unbeatable thanks to the public transport function.

The Roma pass suited us perfectly, we did the Colosseum and Forum on the same day (counts as one free entry) then used it for the Castle Sant Angelo. Free use of the metro and buses was great too