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Vatican & Rome City Pass with Free Transportation

1. Vatican & Rome City Pass with Free Transportation

Make your stay in Rome an unforgettable and unique experience with the 3-day OMNIA Vatican Card and Roma Pass. It’s actually 2 passes rolled into one! Roma Pass grants you free entry to 2 out of 5 top attractions plus discounts at a further 30 top sights and a travel card. The OMNIA Vatican Card allows entry to all top sights in Vatican City plus a 3-day hop-on hop-off bus tour. You will also receive a free guidebook and map to help you plan your itinerary as well as dedicated itineraries that allow you to explore the city at your own pace. The OMNIA Card includes:  • Fast track entrance to Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel - fast track entrance needs to be booked when collecting the pass, not before.  • Entrance to the Basilica of St. John in the Lateran and cloister with multimedia audio guide  • Entrance to St. Peter’s Basilica - including a free audio guide worth €15.00! • "Experience" tour of St. Peter’s Prison with multimedia audio guide The Roma Pass includes free admission to 2 of the following attractions:• Capitoline Museums• Castel Sant'Angelo• Colosseum (don't forget you need to book in advance)• Palatine Hill & Roman Forum It also includes price reductions to many museums and attractions, including the following: Museums: • Castel Sant'Angelo National Museum • National Roman Museum – Palazzo Massimo alle Terme • National Roman Museum – Palazzo Altemps • National Roman Museum – Crypta Balbi • National Roman Museum – Baths of Diocletian • National Gallery in Palazzo Barberini • Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia • Musei Capitolini • Centrale Montemartini • National Museum of Oriental Art • MACRO - Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Roma • MAXXI - National Museum of XXI Century Arts • Planetarium and astronomical museum Attractions: • Trajan's Market • Palazzo Valentini – Archaeological Area of the Domus Romane • Ara Pacis Roma Cristiana Open Bus Tour. This panoramic hop-on hop-off bus tour stops at: 1. Saint Peter's Basilica 2. Piazza Navona 3. Santa Maria ad Martyres Pantheon 4. Santa Maria in Aracoeli 5. Termini Central Station 6. Santa Maria Maggiore 7. San Giovanni - Holy Stairs 8. Colosseum - Roman Forum 9. Circus Maximus 10. Tiber Island 11. Palazzo Farnese

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Rome: Fountains and Piazzas Walking Tour

2. Rome: Fountains and Piazzas Walking Tour

Join an expert guide on an enchanting journey through the historic cobbled streets of the Eternal City. Hear tales of history and intrigue from throughout the centuries. First, explore the Trevi Fountain and the beautiful Spanish Steps. Learn about the history of these stunning monuments and soak up the vibrant atmosphere of the area. Then, head to the Pantheon, the best-preserved building of Ancient Rome. Marvel at the scale of the building and the giant columns, and look through the famous oculus of the dome. Learn about the incredible history of this monument that spans nearly 2,000 years. End your tour at Piazza Navona, one of Rome’s most splendid squares, home to Bernini’s renowned Fountain of the Four Rivers.

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Palazzo Farnese: Renaissance Residence Tour with Lunch

3. Palazzo Farnese: Renaissance Residence Tour with Lunch

The Farnese Palace is situated directly above the town of Caprarola, dominating its surroundings. Caprarola has always been an expression of Farnese’s power and the palace is one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture. You will be able to walk the spiral staircase called Scala Regia or the "Royal Stairs" and see the Piano dei Prelati floor, which leads to the broad terrace. You can witness the amazing frescoes of the winter suite, the famous "Room of the World Map" or “Sala del Mappamondo”, displaying the world as it was in 1574 when the frescoes were completed. Gaze at the depiction of the continents on one side of the wall while the wall opposite the planisphere is devoted to the lands where Christianity and the church originated, Judea and Italy. The Royal Staircase is next and is already being hailed as a masterpiece of Vignola's, having been imitated several times throughout history. The most original aspect of the structure is its helicoidal structure inspired by Bramante's great "snail" in the Vatican. The gardens of the villa are as impressive as the building itself, a significant example of a Renaissance Italian garden. They sit behind the palace and are divided into a winter garden and a summer garden. A walk through the chestnut woods leads to the "giardino segreto", or secret garden, with its 28 statues. At the end of your tour, it will be possible to have lunch in the Caprarola city center, where you can taste authentic, local food. Upgrade your tour to include a visit to the Monster Park in Bomarzo and the beautiful renaissance garden of Villa Lante, Viterbo, by selecting the option when booking.

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Rome: Trastevere Jewish Quarter Private Walking Tour

4. Rome: Trastevere Jewish Quarter Private Walking Tour

Learn about Jewish life in Rome on a private walking tour that uncovers a more hidden side to the “Eternal City,” and explore the area the Romans referred to as the Jewish Ghetto. Focused on the picturesque Trastevere and Isola Tiberina, the tour also takes in the medieval Campo de' Fiori, one of the oldest markets in the world. Meet at the archaeological site of the Largo di Torre Argentina, site of an enormous religious center of the Roman Empire, where Julius Caesar was stabbed to death, and Pompey's theater was located. Your guide will bring to life Caesar’s theatrical death, before taking you down the medieval alleways that lead to the open air market of the Campo de’ Fiori. Marvel at the beauty of the Renaissance Palazzo Farnese. Then, cross the River Tiber to Trastevere, and get lost in a maze of narrow, cobblestone streets. From the Roman Republic to the end of the Middle Ages, Trastevere was the center of the Jewish community in Rome. Your guide will tell fascinating stories about a peaceful neighborhood that becomes the center of Roman nightlife in the evening. See some of Rome’s oldest churches, including the Basilica di Santa Maria with its golden mosaics. Cross the Tiber again to Isola Tiberina, and learn some of the secrets of Rome's origins. Take a short detour to the open-air theater of the Teatro Marcello, and see what remains of the walls of the ancient temples of the Portico d'Ottavia. Once in the Jewish Ghetto, your guide will show you the modest squares and small alleyways that define the area. A hidden treasure today, it was once home to a walled community that lived under unjust conditions in tremendous poverty. See the Great Synagogue of Rome at the heart of the Ghetto. Although the tour only visits the Synagogue from the outside, it’s easily accessible if you wish to go inside after your tour. End in time for lunch in an area of exceptional restaurants. Your guide will be happy to provide recommendations of venues that serve superb Roman-Jewish kosher food before departing.

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Rome: 4-Hour Private Tour with Driver

5. Rome: 4-Hour Private Tour with Driver

Benefit from pick-up at your centrally located hotel in Rome and the services of a driver for 4 hours on this exclusive tour of the "Eternal City." See all the main sights of the 2,500-year-old city and delve deep beneath its layers to reveal a fascinating story. Join a private driver on a journey to legendary monuments, such as the Colosseum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps. Admire palaces formerly owned by Roman nobility, such as the High Renaissance edifice of Palazzo Farnese. Discover Rome's only Gothic church at Santa Maria sopra Minerva. Get personalized attention throughout the tour. Your itinerary can be customized to suit your own interests. Be wowed by the beauty of some of the city's most famous squares, see historic churches and Baroque fountains, and make sure you pause for a delicious Italian ice cream!

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Rome: Settings of the Opera Tosca Walking Tour

6. Rome: Settings of the Opera Tosca Walking Tour

Tosca is the most famous opera of Puccini and is set entirely in Rome. It is a story about the love and jealousy between Tosca, a young girl of the Roman aristocracy, and Cavaradossi, a famous painter of the time. Visit the actual sites where the drama takes place. Admire the beauty of central Rome as you "travel" through the main acts of the opera. Begin the tour at the Roman ruins of Largo Argentina and visit the church of Sant'Andrea Della Valle, one of the greatest expressions of 16th-century art. Here you will admire the frescoes by Domenichino and Lanfranchi, as well as the first baroque dome of the city. Discover the location of the jealous outburst of Tosca. Walk through the very popular Campo de'Fiori as you get to the second stop of the tour, Piazza Farnese. This is one of the most fascinating squares of central Rome and is where the second act of the opera is set. Here, learn about the history and mysteries of the beautiful Palazzo Farnese, one of the jewels of Renaissance Rome, and of the two twin fountains in the square. Stroll across Piazza Navona with your guide and marvel at Rome's most beautiful monument, the Pantheon. End your tour at the very famous Castel Sant'Angelo, by the Tiber river and close to the Vatican. Discover the long history of this fort, from its original function as the mausoleum of Emperor Adrian, to its role as a hiding place for archives and treasures of the Vatican. It is here that Puccini sets the tragic, last act of his opera.

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Rome Squares and Fountains: 3-Hour Walking Tour

7. Rome Squares and Fountains: 3-Hour Walking Tour

Your 3-hour guided walk starts in Campo de’ Fiori, the lively square that hosts a famous marketplace and is remembered historically for the public executions that were held there. A few steps away from Campo de’ Fiori you’ll come to the charming Piazza Farnese and Palazzo Spada, known for the forced perspective technique introduced by Borromini. Admire Piazza Navona, the most elegant and joyful square in Rome. In the middle of the square you’ll see the Fountain of the 4 Rivers, a masterpiece by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and on the western side of the square you’ll find Borromini’s famed church Sant’Agnese in Agone. The tour continues to Piazza della Rotonda, which is overlooked by the magnificent Pantheon. After crossing Via del Corso you’ll reach the well-known Trevi Fountain, a triumph of Baroque style. The final stop on the tour is Piazza di Spagna, where you’ll see the magnificent Fontana della Barcaccia masterpiece by Pietro Bernini, and the world-famous Spanish Steps.

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Rome: Private Guided Walking Tour

8. Rome: Private Guided Walking Tour

Explore over 2700 years of history on a guided walking tour of Rome. Admire the great architecture and take in the atmosphere of the Eternal City. Visit the Campo de Fiori and feel like a local at this beautiful produce market. Walk Rome's ancient streets and learn about its long, fascinating history. See the Farnese Palace from the outside. Visit St. Ignatius Church and St. Maria Sopra Minerva Basilica looming dazzlingly over its square. Take in the major sights of Rome and learn about the city from a local on this amazing walking tour.

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What people are saying about Farnese Palace

Overall rating

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based on 2,370 reviews

Perfect for us, very helpfull. Still, I would find very useful a meeting point at Termini Station, where are all the connections for the city. Nevertheless, I think it was a good idea to take the offers.

Very convenient for getting around and visiting Rome. Nevertheless, with the sanitary restrictions, the Vatican skip-the-line ticket did not serve us. Looking forward, Joffrey

Very good if you have more than three days there otherwise besides the Vatican tickets the taxi is an easy and inexpensive way

Super pass Perfect organization Kindness and guaranteed availability Recommend

A pass with which you can go in all directions. We found it ideal!