SHOULD I BUY A ROMAPASS?
The Roma Pass is a multi-day card, offering visitors to Rome free skip-the-line access to two attractions, discounts off subsequent ones as well as free access to public transport. It can be brought at tourist information points and major underground train stations.
The two types of Roma Pass are the three days and 48 hours options. The three-day Roma Pass costs €36 and the 48-hour Roma Pass costs €28.
The Roma Pass is a good investment for adults visiting at least two historical sites and planning to use public transport including the underground train, buses and trams.
It is convenient for skipping the line at the Colosseum. Tickets for the Colosseum are however available to buy at the Roman Forum and Palentine hill which allows skipping-the-line at the Colosseum.
The most important of sites to visit with the Roma Pass include the Colosseum, Sant’Angelo castle, Villa Borghese Gallery and Capoline Museums. The Villa Borghese Gallery does however require reservations even for Roma Pass holders. The Pass does not give any access to the Vatican Museum or Sistine Chapel. Also European citizens under the age of 26 receive reduced price entrances to most sites, therefore the Roma Pass is less of a cost saver.
There are over 40 museums & sites where the Roma Pass can be used. Some of the more popular ones include:-
- The Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palentine Hill ( 1 entrance )
- Borghese Gallery
- The Sant’Angelo Castle
- Capitoline Museum
- Ara Pacis Museum
- The National Museum in Rome
- Planetarium & Astronomy Museum
- Ostia Antica
- Trajan’s Market & Forum
- National Museum of Musical Instruments