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Ara Pacis: Our most recommended tours and activities

Roma Pass: 48 or 72-Hour City Card with Transport

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

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 and the Renaissance: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

3. Rome and the Renaissance: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

If Florence is the cradle of the Renaissance, then Rome is its nursery. It’s here that the cultural movement took form, and some of its greatest works were realised. On this Rome walking tour from St Peter’s Square in the Vatican City to Piazza di Spagna, I’ll show you traces of the movement’s evolution through artists like Leonardo Da Vinci, Bramante, Michelangelo and Bernini. Ancient Rome will jump out at us around every corner, and we’ll delve into the city’s more distant past too. After all, one key characteristic of the Renaissance was a love of antiquity. You’ll see this side of the movement classically represented throughout the city, in monuments like the Mausoleum of Augustus and, towards the end of our tour, in the famed Villa Medici. Along the way, you’ll have a chance to: • Take in the Spanish Steps, Trinità dei Monti, and Ara Pacis (the Altar of Augustan Peace) as you walk through the city centre • Follow in the footsteps of the Robert Langdon character, from Dan Brown’s book Angels and Demons, in his adventures in St Peter’s Square and Piazza del Popolo • Gaze upon St Peter’s Basilica, commissioned by Julius II, regarded as a driving force for the Renaissance in Rome and central Italy • Discover a few of the city’s quirks, including a miraculous travelling painting, the story of a parrot invasion, and the pope’s secret escape route (known as Passetto di Borgo) from St Peter’s to Castel Sant Angelo • See Chiesa Sacro Cuore del Suffragio, the church that claims to have evidence of the souls in purgatory communicating with our world • Stroll down Via Babuino, a street named after a very ugly statue By the end of this 90-minute tour of Rome, you’ll have a greater appreciation for the city, its rich cultural heritage and lesser-known stories.

Rome: City Highlights E-Bike Tour

4. Rome: City Highlights E-Bike Tour

Discover another side of Rome on an e-bike on this guided tour. Peddle through this historical and vibrant city, and see the iconic Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, and many more sights as you cycle. Meet your guide at the meeting point in the center of Rome to start your journey. Get a quick introduction to how to use your e-bike before you whizz off to explore this city. Cycle through the narrow alleys and beautiful squares and admire the historic buildings. Marvel at the iconic Trevi Fountain and see the Piazza Navona and the Pantheon.  Explore ancient Rome while getting your daily dose of exercise in. Immerse yourself in the local culture and history as you enjoy an adventurous day out with your friends or family that you won't forget. 

Rome: Early Morning Tour of Top Sights with a Local Guide

5. Rome: Early Morning Tour of Top Sights with a Local Guide

Wake up to an early sightseeing tour of Rome’s top sights and squares – including the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps. Your passionate guide will bring the sites of the Eternal City to life in the morning quiet. Valeria, one of our friendly local guides, says, ‘Rome is magical in the mornings. Get up close to the gods at the Trevi Fountain, spend time looking up through the roof of the Pantheon – without having to make way for other tourists.’ Kick start your morning at the Spanish Steps and the fashionable Piazza di Spagna. Stroll through the quiet streets and get ready to through a coin over your left shoulder at the Trevi Fountain. Up next, an early visit to the Pantheon. ‘The Pantheon is over 2,000 years old and the world’s largest unreinforced concrete cupola – it still mesmerises architects today’, says local guide Valeria. Enjoy a pit stop at a local cafeteria with creamy cappuccinos, espresso and pastries on the menu. Listen to the morning buzz and ‘learn about Roman breakfast culture. Surprisingly, you’ll never see an Italian sipping a cappuccino after lunch’, says Valeria. Piazza Navona is the next stop, hopping in and out of churches where Caravaggio's artworks might be on display. The tour comes to an end at Campo de Fiori where your local guide will share some tips so your Roman adventure can continue.

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What people are saying about Ara Pacis

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Since the Roma Pass can be used for many attractions without queuing, this is a great advantage due to the number of visitors. Furthermore, the use of public transport with the Roma Pass is free of charge. The pick-up location at the train station was poorly described in the confirmation e-mail (platform 24)

Great pass when you're only in Rome for a few days. We did the Colosseum (paid by the pass) and the Sans Angelo castle (-50%) with our 48-hour pass + free public transport and that's very significant. Doesn't work with the Vatican...

Made all the sightseeing easier after getting the card. There was a little confusion about where to get the physical ticket but their help chat really helped a lot. If you are planning to use public transport, get this.

No need to queue is the best feature of the Roma Pass and free choice of all modes of transport.

Great job! We visited Colloseum and the next outside museum for free.