Is the Roma Pass Worth It?
The Roma Pass is a well known touristic cards that gives the opportunity to benefit from various discounts and services while visiting Rome & Rome Province.
Not always a traditional Roma Pass is worth to buy. Nowdays is often used to skip the line/queue while with suggestions hopefully provided by your local experts (your host) you should be able to tour around avoiding touristic traps and saving money.
Instead, expecially if staying outside Rome city center, we highly suggest you to buy the Roma & Piu Pass.
The superior Rome travel pass is a very good deal!!
The lesser known Roma & Più Pass is a Rome pass card that offers you, with few 2 more euros, the chance to enjoy not only the beauties of Rome but much more.
The Roma & Più Pass costs 32.00 euros, instead 30,00 euros asked for the traditional Roma Pass.
The card is valid for 3 days and includes:
· Rome & Province museums pass which gets you free entry to 2 museums and / or archaeological sites
· Up to 50% discount on a long list of other museums
· Exhibitions held in the museums are included with the pass
· Roma & Piu Pass also includes Rome transportation pass, giving you free use of bus, trams, metro in Rome; Lazio
· Discounted tickets to exhibitions, events, tourist services and other collaborating operators included in the network.
·Rome detailed map + Rome surroundings map (pay attention to it and you’ll discover a new world)
· Museum Guide – a list of all the Rome & Rome Province museums (more than you could ever visit in one lifetime!).
The Rome city pass also includes a list of museums/sites in the surrounding area that are ABSOLUTELY worth a visit and turn out to be the highlights for many of our guests.
· Rome & Rome Province news – an official detailed program with events, services, and discounts available to you with your Rome pass. The Rome pass news pamphlet is divided by type: art, dance, music, theater, reviews, exhibitions and sightseeing tours. Unfortunaly, often no update :((
Vatican Museum and Churches are not included in “Roma Pass” and “Roma Pass & Più” offer.
At the Colosseum a reserved turnstile is available for Roma & Più Pass holders to get direct access to the monument but, please note, do not buy the Roma Pass or Roma Pass & Più just to skip the line. This a tourist trap; save your money and ask your host for good tips 😉 We know the best and cheapest ways to avoid lines!
Prices are subject to change. Please check the Roma Pass official website.
Everything you have been reading above with access restriction only to museum and transportation system in Rome.
Transportaton and museum cards must be filled with name, surname and validation date.
The cards are valid three days and are activated at the time of the first entry to the museums/sites, and/or at the first journey on public transport, up until midnight of the third day, including the day of the activation.
If you are wondering what pass to get to use regional trains in Rome, we would recommend the Roma & Piu Pass.
The Rome museum pass card and the Rome transportation pass card can be used in different days.
A proper use of this cards can extend the length of use to the forth day.
For further details, ask again a good (and legal) tip from your host at Olive Tree Hill B&B
We are always happy to help! 😉
The Roma Pass must be produced along with your passport when required by the staff in charge.
When purchasing the Roma Pass card, please ensure that you ask about further discounts/free services that may be available for people of a certain age and/or nationality and/or place of residence and/or profession ( European citizens over 65, students, etc.) Asking about this possibly get you some great deals and discounts when purchasing the Rome pass.
Please note that most museums in Rome are generally closed on Mondays (with the exception of the Colosseum and the Baths of Caracalla). Almost all the museums normally are closed on December 25, January 1 and May 1 too. We advise you to check in advance.
If you arrive early in the morning you maybe purchase your Roma Pass and start using immediately; otherwise you may buy a one way train ticket to Zagarolo and save your Roma Pass for the next days. Don’t hesitate to ask us suggestions on this matter.
Where to Buy the Roma Pass & Roma & Più Pass
· Online (max 4 cards, method of payment: credit card Visa and Mastercard. Only 1 transaction/day – any 24 hours- from the same computer)
· By calling the Call Centre 0039 060608 (method of payment: credit card Visa and Mastercard)
· All participating Roma Pass Museums and sites
· Airport, train /bus/metro stations
Where to Buy the Roma Pass & Roma Piu Pass in Rome
Here is where you can buy your Roma Pass & Roma Piu pass once you arrived in Rome.
· Termini – Termini Central train station, Via Giovanni Giolitti, 34. 8.00am – 8.00pm
· ATAC – Subway ticket office (Open: Mon / Sat from 7am to 8m – Sun/public holidays from 8am to 8pm):
· Metro Line A stations: Anagnina, Battistini, Cornelia, Lepanto, Ottaviano, Spain
· Metro Line B stations: Laurentina Eur Fermi, Ponte Mammolo
You can also buy your Rome Pass from Tourist Information Sites (Punti Informativi Turistici, PIT) in Rome:
· Castel S. Angelo, Lungotevere Vaticano (Piazza Pia). 9.30am – 7.00pm
· Cinque Lune, Piazza delle Cinque Lune (Piazza Navona). 9.30am – 7.00pm
· Minghetti, Marco Minghetti Street (corner of Via del Corso). 9.30am – 7.00pm
· Nazionale, Via Nazionale (Palazzo delle Esposizioni). 9.30am – 7.00pm
· S. Maria Maggiore, Via Olmo. 9.30am – 7.00pm
· Trastevere, Piazza Sidney Sonnino. 9.30am – 7.00pm
· Complesso del Vittoriano – Via di San Pietro in Prison
· Forum of Rome, Exhibition Centre / Information – Via dei Fori Imperiali
· Scuderie del Quirinale, Via XXIV Maggio, 16
· Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Via Nazionale 194
· CIA – Ciampino Airport GBPastine – International Arrival, baggage claim area. Open: 9.30am – 6.30pm
· FCO – Fiumicino Leonardo Da Vinci Airport – International Arrival area (T3). Open: 9.00am – 6.30pm
· ARICCIA – Chigi Palace/Museo
· PALESTRINA – Dea Fortuna Temple (National Museum)
· TIVOLI – Adrian Villa & Gregorian Villa
· OSTIA, Lungomare P. Toscanelli corner with Piazza Anco Marzio. 9.30am – 7.00pm
You can also purchase your Roma & Più Pass at Olive Tree Hill (aka “Il Colle degli Ulivi”) with any extra charge. In case you need one please make sure to ask availability in advance.
For more Rome travel tips, visit our pages about:
· Visiting hidden gems outside of Rome
· Consider planning a Rome Night Walking Tour to avoid crowds