Tickets and services
Tickets and sub-scriptions: every tourist that decides to come and visit Rome, has no easy life at all. Problems start from the very beginning, when the tourist begins to plan his/her online itinerary.
The tourist is overexposed by hundreds of different offers and proposals and it takes days to find the right solution and to study offers, blogs, feedbacks of services, subscriptions or tour operators.
The tourist undergoes the consequences, which consist in:
This situation allows many societies to exploit the lack of authorized managing and offer sevices with a non permitted increase in prices.
For those who would like to purchase an all inclusive service, there are two types of subscription cards available, the Roma Pass, offered by the Municipality of Rome in partnership with the local public transportation society ( Atac) and the Omia Card, offered by the Vatican
Roma Pass is the only official tourist card offered by the City of Rome.
Until few years ago there was even the Archaeologia Card, which was cheaper and lasted one week but didn’t provide public transport services.
By purchasing the Roma Pass, the tourist has the right to access one or two (depending on the serviced picked) archeological sites or museums which appear in the list available on the official website of the Municipality of Rome.
The Omnia Card, proposed by Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi, allows the tourist to discover the wonders of the roman archeological scenario such as the Colosseum, and also i musei Vaticani or the Basilica di San Pietro, which are not accessible with the Roma Pass.
It is possible to choose between two versions of the same card which differ for the duration and type of service provided.
There are planty of opertors in Rome which offer tourist buses service with the formula “Hop on Hop off”:
It is the perfect solution if you want to make an extended tour of the most interasting archeological and artistic areas in Rome. What this operators offer is of course comfort and the opportunity to visit the city choosing a more relaxing perspective. This buses are often provided with an open second floor, in order to offer the best touristic experience, in particular during summer season.
Morover it is possible to stop nearby the museums and archeological sites, avoiding long walks to reach them, and after the visit you can get on the next bus of the same line.