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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: Vatican Pass, City Highlights and Free Transport

2. Rome: Vatican Pass, City Highlights and Free Transport

Make your stay in Rome an unforgettable and easy experience with the 3-day OMNIA Vatican Card and Roma Pass combo. These 2 passes cover everything you'll want to do in Rome - historic attractions, top museums, a sightseeing bus tour - and public transportation to help you get around the Eternal City. Let's break it down: OMNIA Vatican Card allows entry to all the top sights in the Vatican City plus a 3-day hop-on hop-off bus tour. 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 Card includes: • Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel (R) • Entrance to the Basilica of St. John in the Lateran and cloister with multimedia audio-guide • Entrance to St. Peter’s Basilica including multilingual audio-guide (R) • Carcer Tullianum / Mamertine Prison (St Peter's Prison) (R) • Vox City Audio-Guide* • Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour - access Open Bus Vatican and Rome, Big Bus, and City Sightseeing services The Roma Pass includes free admission to 2 of the following attractions (adult tickets only): • Capitoline Museums • Castel Sant'Angelo (R) • The Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill (R) • Borghese Gallery (R) It also includes price reductions to many museums and attractions, including the following: Museums: • 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 • 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: • Circo Maximo Experience • Trajan's Market • Palazzo Valentini – Archaeological Area of the Domus Romane • Ara Pacis and more! (R) Reservation required. Instructions can be found on your confirmation voucher. *Download the Vatican & Rome App (available on Play Store or Apple Store) so you can enjoy the Vox City audio guide.

Rome: Capitoline Museums + Centrale Montemartini Option

3. Rome: Capitoline Museums + Centrale Montemartini Option

The Roman Empire Museum, also known as the Capitoline Museums, has an extensive collection of art and artifacts all telling the fascinating history of Rome. In 1734, Pope Clementine XII decided to make this significant collection of artwork and ancient sculptures permanently accessible to the people of Rome. Admire the famous she-wolf sculpture featuring Rome's founders Romulus and Remus, and see the treasure chest of items telling the story of Rome, the ancient Caput Mundi. Marvel at the Ancient Roman Forum on top of one of the Seven Hills of Rome. The Centrale Montemartini is the new exhibition space for the Capitoline Museums housed in the first public thermoelectric power plant. Admire hundreds of sculptures from the exhibition entitled, “The Machines and the Gods" in 1997. Explore the opposition between two different worlds: classical art and industrial archaeology. The display reconstructs some of the great monumental complexes and illustrates the development of the ancient city from the Republican era to the late Imperial Age.

Rome by Night Vespa Tour With Driver/Private Guide

4. Rome by Night Vespa Tour With Driver/Private Guide

Explore Rome under the romance of its evening illuminations on a 3-hour tour from the saddle of an iconic vintage Vespa moped. Meet your guide at your hotel, and set off to listen to the lullabies of the fountains and the whispers of the Roman statues. It’s when the sun begins to set that Rome puts on its finest costumes. Ride down enchanting streets, experiencing “La Dolce Vita,” and see sights such as the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Vatican City, and River Tiber. Each tour can be tailored to your precise specifications, so there’s no need to worry about lingering for too long at sites that don’t interest you. Your guide will narrate a fascinating history as you make several stops, including one to sip on a cup of strong Italian coffee, or sample a delicious gelato.

Rome: In the Footsteps of St. Paul Private Tour

5. Rome: In the Footsteps of St. Paul Private Tour

Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of St. Paul with this exclusive 3.5-hour tour in Rome. With your private guide and a comfortable private van at your disposal, you'll explore the most important sites related to the Apostle Paul. The tour begins with a convenient pickup from your hotel, where you'll meet your knowledgeable guide and driver. Discover the magnificent Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, the Abbey of the Three Fountains, and the intriguing Mamertine Prison. Enjoy skip-the-line access to the prison, saving valuable time for more exploration. Throughout the tour, your private guide will share captivating stories about St. Paul's life and his impact on Christianity. The tour is designed to be accessible for all ages but may not be suitable for those with mobility issues. Offered exclusively in English, this unique St. Paul tour provides a personalized and in-depth experience. At the end of the tour, your driver will drop you off at your hotel, leaving you with lasting memories of Rome's rich religious history.

Rome: Ostiense Graffiti and Modern Street Art Walking Tour

6. Rome: Ostiense Graffiti and Modern Street Art Walking Tour

Once a buzzing hub of industrial activity, Rome’s Ostiense neighbourhood offers an eclectic mix of sites to explore. A huge cylindrical gasometer, dating from the 1930s and visible from all around town, has become an emblem of the area and its working-class roots. Factories and other buildings from the turn of the century are now apartments, bars, and restaurants. In recent years, famous street artists from around the world have also chosen this dynamic quartiere as their canvas – join our tour to discover the colours and textures of vibrant Ostiense. The tour will meet outside Piramide metro stop, which gets its name from the 2,000-year-old Egyptian-style pyramid that stands outside. Built by the Roman general Gaius Cestius as his funerary monument, the 36-metre-high monolith is covered in white marble and is a striking addition to the Ostiense skyline. From Piramide, we’ll walk down Via Ostiense, which was once an ancient road that stretched all the way out to sea, to the trading port of Ostia. On this modern street, the graffiti, stickers, and wheatpaste posters that characterize the neighbourhood begin to appear. Ready to discover?!

Outside Aurelian Walls - Catacombs & Basilica of St.Paul

7. Outside Aurelian Walls - Catacombs & Basilica of St.Paul

We will start from Piazza della Repubblica, to continue towards the Via Appia Antica, one of the most famous and ancient streets in Rome. During this adventure, we will pass by some of the most famous places in the Christian world,like the Baths of Caracalla and the Chapel of Domine Quo Vadis. In the first part of this tour, on the Via Appia Antica, we will have the opportunity to visit the Basilica of San Sebastiano, one of the seven churches of Rome, an important Catholic pilgrimage route, and the famous Catacombs of San Sebastiano, where Roman Christians were buried. Leaving the fascinating and mysterious Catacombs, we go in the direction of the San Paolo district, where the beautiful and imposing Basilica of San Paolo Outside the Walls is located.After the visit to the Basilica, you will return to the meeting point with the option of going down to the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore.

Rome: Half-Day Semiprivate Christian Tour

8. Rome: Half-Day Semiprivate Christian Tour

Discover Rome and explore the sites that have made this city the center of Christianity. Relive this ancient history walking through the impressive Papal Basilicas, places where history, faith and art blend together through the lives of popes, saints and artists. You can visit the Basilica of St. Paul outside the Walls, with its beautiful medieval cloister, then move on to the first basilica in Rome, St. John Lateran, the place of the agreements between the political powers and the power of the church. Continue your journey in Catholicism at the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, the most important of the Roman churches dedicated to the Virgin Mary, with many mosaics and decorations. At the end, admire the elegance and the artistic and architectural majesty of St. Peter's Basilica and the masterpieces of Bernini and Michelangelo.

Rome: E-Bike Rental with Audio Guide

9. Rome: E-Bike Rental with Audio Guide

This activity was born with the interest of giving anyone the opportunity to know the main historical/artistic information of the city of Rome using a simple App that can be downloaded in a few moments on your mobile phone. You will be helped by one of our staff to install the App correctly at the time of the rental. So, start discovering Rome on the saddle of a comfortable city bike equipped with a practical phone holder to be able to follow the information provided by the App. Follow your itinerary and when you are in front of a monument, click play on the corresponding monument in the App and enjoy your Roman adventure. All at your own pace, when you want and with the possibility of listening to the same explanation several times by choosing from different languages provided by the same App. Enjoy your day dedicated to art, history and sport.

Rome: Exclusive Three Basilicas Tour with Dedicated Car

10. Rome: Exclusive Three Basilicas Tour with Dedicated Car

Unearth the spiritual heart of Rome by exploring three of its most revered basilicas, all in the comfort of a private car with a dedicated guide by your side. This experience is not just a tour; it's a journey through time, architecture, and religious significance. Step back into the epochs of Rome as you dive deep into the history and art of Santa Maria Maggiore, stand in awe at the majestic archbasilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, and feel the serenity at San Paolo Fuori le Mura, where the Apostle Paul is said to rest. 1. Santa Maria Maggiore: Begin your journey at this grand basilica, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Admire its stunning mosaics, and understand its importance as one of the four Papal basilicas. 2. San Giovanni in Laterano: As the Cathedral of Rome, this basilica holds a special place in the Catholic world. Marvel at its opulent interior, the sacred relics, and the adjoining Lateran Palace. 3. San Paolo Fuori le Mura: Conclude your tour at this ancient basilica, which stands as a testament to the Apostle Paul. Its captivating cloister, intricate mosaics, and peaceful ambiance make it a must-visit. Your journey through these spiritual landmarks culminates with a drive back to your initial meeting point or a central location of your choice, allowing you to continue your Roman exploration or return to your accommodation. Every step of this tour ensures comfort, knowledge, and an intimate look at Rome's religious magnificence.

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What people are saying about Ostiense

My sister and I (20 and 17) spent a month touring europe with our family and this was the most enjoyable tour of our trip. Our guides were extremely friendly and informative and even provided us with a list of amazing restaurant recommendations for the rest of our stay. We explored sights that no other tour took us too. Overall I would highly recommend this tour to others.

Good experience. I think you could add more information about the procedure for collecting the voucher in Vatican City, as it is not very clear how to find the ORP indicated, especially for those who are going to Rome for the first time and do not know anything.

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.

Has booked ahead on line. And get a skip a line ticket Otherwise you may stand outside and wait at some of most atractive and popular area.

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