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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-Top Bus Tour Ticket

2. Rome: Hop-On Hop-Off Open-Top 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. 

Combo: Ara Pacis Museum and Hop-on Hop-off River Boat Ride

3. Combo: Ara Pacis Museum and Hop-on Hop-off River Boat Ride

Experience the best of Rome's historical charm with our exclusive combination ticket for the Ara Pacis Museum and a delightful Tiber River cruise. Immerse yourself in ancient art and modern comfort as you choose to embark on a journey starting at the museum or setting sail on the picturesque Tiber River first. Ara Pacis Museum: Discover Timeless Art and Culture: Step into the elegance of the Ara Pacis Museum, where the magnificence of ancient Roman art awaits. Open daily from 9:30 AM to 7:30 PM, the museum showcases the renowned Ara Pacis Augustae, an altar dedicated to Pax, the Roman goddess of peace. Marvel at intricate reliefs and captivating sculptures that narrate the rich history of the Roman Empire. Tiber River Cruise: A Relaxing Exploration: Embark on a leisurely river cruise along the Tiber, allowing the gentle current to carry you through Rome's heart. Operating daily from 10 AM to 6 PM, with departures every 30 minutes, the cruise offers an exquisite perspective of the city's iconic landmarks. Choose from four enchanting stops: -Isola Tiberina (Lungotevere degli Anguillara) -Ponte Sisto (Lungotevere dei Tebaldi) -Ponte Sant'Angelo (Lungotevere Tor di Nona) -Piazza del Popolo (Lungotevere in Augusta) Seamless Coordination for an Unforgettable Experience: With a convenient departure point directly adjacent to the Ara Pacis Museum, you can seamlessly transition from exploring captivating history to embracing the serenity of the Tiber River. Whether you start with the museum or embark on the cruise first, your experience will be a harmonious blend of art, culture, and relaxation. Book now and create your personalized journey through Rome's cultural heritage and natural splendor. Enjoy the freedom to explore at your own pace and uncover the city's treasures from two unique perspectives.

Rome and the Renaissance: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

4. 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 Center E-Bike Tour

5. Rome: City Center E-Bike Tour

The center of Rome is a historic and vibrant area, characterized by narrow alleys, beautiful squares and historic buildings. There is so much to discover that the E-bike is a perfect solution for those who want to see the most in a short time. In just 3 hours e-bike tour, you will be able to visit the main monuments and the most beautiful squares of the Eternal City, guided by an expert and passionate guide. Cycling through the alleys and discovering for example the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona and the Pantheon, is a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the local culture and history. It is a short and easy ride, during which your dedicated guide will enchant you with curiosities and anecdotes about the history of Rome. Driving an E-bike is simple and fun and thanks to it you can cross many points of interest without effort. The itinerary will take you along secondary roads, with less traffic, so as to enjoy a safer and more relaxed ride.

Hidden Gems of Ancient Rome: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

6. Hidden Gems of Ancient Rome: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Peel back Rome’s layers to discover lesser-known places in the shadows of iconic landmarks on this walking tour with Context Travel expert Veronica Iacomi, a PhD archaeologist and expert guide. Starting on Campidoglio, the hilltop square designed by Michelangelo, you‘ll wind your way through Centro Storico, the Eternal City‘s central neighborhood. You‘ll visit landmarks like the Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo, but you‘ll also discover the city’s hidden histories and little-known facts around every corner. Did you know that the statue of a porter on Fontana del Facchino (or Il Facchino fountain) wasn’t actually sculpted by Michelangelo? On your way to Museo dell‘Ara Pacis, a museum housing an ancient Roman altar where our tour ends, you‘ll see ancient and modern sculptures, piazzas adorned with Roman columns and Egyptian obelisks, and architecture spanning centuries. On this 90-minute walk, you‘ll have an opportunity to: • Explore many of the city’s different layers by learning how places have been reused, redeveloped, and restored from ancient times to today • See the “Talking Statues” used by Romans to anonymously express controversial opinions about their leaders, from past Popes to present politicians • Take in ruins that illustrate ancient Romans’ daily lives, from proto-apartment buildings to aqueducts and Porta del Popolo, the remnants of the city‘s defensive walls • Visit Piazza di Spagna at the foot of the Spanish Steps • Spot the original Egyptian Obelisk of Montecitorio in front of Palazzo Montecitorio, which houses one of two branches of the Italian parliament • Stroll down Roman thoroughfares like Via del Babuino and Via di Ripetta • Walk along both avenues that border the church Santa Maria in Montesanto By the end of this tour, you‘ll come away with a deeper understanding of the long history of the Eternal City. Context Travel connects you with world-class experts for audio guides like this one, as well as in-person tours. Explore more at

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(2,253 reviews)

Very good. Had good roommates. For a 4 bed room with 3 strangers... I can only say good things. Staff very nice. Beds were very clean... But if you sleep in a bunk bed you shouldn't have any physical limitations... climbing up and down will be a bit difficult... I absolutely don't regret it.

A city and ruins where you can feel the history. traditional cuisine. Citizens are friendly to tourists. I had a pleasant stay in Rome with the impression that the public safety has improved.

The only problem is the collection points. When I arrived at the Roman Forum, there were no more 48-hour cards available. It should be digital, it would make everyone's life easier.

It's a great thing. You can get in and out anywhere. Without always having to buy a ticket at the ticket machine. Only recommended.

Our stay in Rome was very, very nice! The Roma pass was worth it! No