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Rome: Empire Roman Museum with Hosted Entry

1. Rome: Empire Roman Museum with Hosted Entry

Welcome to the world’s first museum! The Empire Roman Museum has a fascinating collection of art and artifacts, all of which tell different stories of the fascinating history of Rome. In 1734, Pope Clementine XII decided to make a significant collection of artwork and ancient sculptures permanently accessible to the people of Rome. With this magnanimous act, he created the world's first museum, located on top of one of the Seven Hills of Rome. Overlooking the Ancient Roman Forum, it is simply a melting pot of history. You can see the famous she-wolf sculpture featuring Rome's founders Romulus and Remus, and see a treasure chest of items telling the story of Rome, the ancient Caput Mundi.

Rome: City Highlights, Vatican Pass and Free Transport

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

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: • Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel - advanced reservation needed (instructions on the confirmation voucher) • 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 app - advanced reservation needed (instructions on the confirmation voucher) • Carcer Tullianum / Mamertine Prison (St Peter's Prison) - advanced reservations required (instructions on the confirmation voucher) • Vox City Guide app • Open Bus Vatican and Rome / Roma Cristiana The Roma Pass includes free admission to 2 of the following attractions (adult tickets only): • Capitoline Museums • Castel Sant'Angelo • The Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill - advanced reservation needed (instructions on the confirmation voucher) • Borghese Gallery - advanced reservation needed (instructions on the confirmation voucher) 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

Roman Forum, Colosseum Guided Tour & Empire Museum Entrance

3. Roman Forum, Colosseum Guided Tour & Empire Museum Entrance

Immerse yourself in Roman history with a 2.5 walking guided tour including entrance to the Colosseum and Forum at the end of your tour. Walk along the Via Sacra (Sacred Road) and immerse yourself in Roman history. The main path through the Roman Forum, the Sacred Road once sparkled with festivals and triumphal processions. Head to the Temple, which houses the altar where Julius Caesar was cremated. Visitors from around the world still leave flowers and candles at the site to this day. Visit the world's first museum and explore its fascinating art collections and artifacts. Learn about the history of the museum that was opened in 1734 by Pope Clementine XII granting every Roman access to the artwork and ancient sculptures in the museum. Enjoy some of the best views over Ancient Rome and its iconic landmarks, including the Colosseum, the Imperial Forum, the ruins of the Roman Forum, and the Palatine Hill. Listen to stories of how the construction on Capitoline Hill began, and how Michelangelo was commissioned by Pope Paul III to design the square. The first square of modern Rome was created by the genius of Michelangelo, rising on the Capitoline Hill. Admire paintings by Caravaggio and other renowned artists. See the famous she-wolf sculpture featuring Rome's founders Romulus and Remus, and discover a treasure chest of items telling the story of Rome — the ancient Caput Mundi. Your expert guide will help you to appreciate these works in all their meaning.

Rome: Capitoline Museums Percy Jackson Mythology Tour

4. Rome: Capitoline Museums Percy Jackson Mythology Tour

The Capitoline Museums are viewed as outstanding amongst other accumulations of ancient art on the planet and they contain exceptionally perfect works of art. Get comfortable with the bronze She Wolf statue, the image of Rome, the portrait of Emperor Constantine, the Boy with Thorn, the bust of the Poet Homer, Hercules, Venus and numerous others. You will figure out how the ancient Romans used to play, see a genuine tomb of a combatant, decode the antiquated timetables and that will only be the tip of the iceberg. You will likewise encounter all the fundamental characters of Percy's undertakings: creatures like Polyphemus, the frightening Medusa, the all-powerful Jupiter, Athena and Ares. Find out about every one of the characters of Greek and Roman mythology portrayed in the mainstream books your children know well. Appreciate a 2.5-hour exciting voyage through the Capitoline Museums of Rome investigating ancient myths, meeting the Olympian gods, finding satyrs and different baffling animals.  

Rome: 2-Hour Emperors Sightseeing Walking Tour

5. Rome: 2-Hour Emperors Sightseeing Walking Tour

Meet your guide in the picturesque Piazza di Spagna and experience the majesty of Palazzo di Spagna. After spending time here, head towards the Trevi district to see the famous Trevi Fountain. Be sure to toss a coin in the fountain to ensure your return to Rome. Afterwards,meander down the narrow alleys and reach the Pantheon and visit the tombs of two Italian kings, Vittorio Emanuele II and Umberto I, and the Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance, Raphael. After the Pantheon, head towards Largo Di Torre Argentina, an important crossroad for all visitors who come to Rome. See four Roman Republic temples and the remains of the Theatre of Pompey. Learn about these structures' interesting history and relation to the Emperor Caesar's death.  Walk up to the heart of central Rome, Piazza Venezia, which links the major roads of Via del Corso and Via Dei Fori Imperiali. Hear about the piazza's connection to the Venetian Republic before heading to Campidoglio, one of Rome's seven hills.  Campidoglio was previously devoted to the god of Saturn, serving as a site for both religious and political stories of the early years. Today it houses the headquarters of the Capitoline Museums and Rome’s mayor offices. As you walk through Rome in the footsteps of past emperors, learn how the Romans built their architectural structures. Visit the monuments dedicated to emperors and hear stories about their time ruling Rome.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 134 reviews

This was such an excellent pass to get. We skipped the line at the Vatican and the Colosseum , which was great and will be even more invaluable when the tourist season really picks up. Having access to the hop on and off bus was also so good as it helps you get around as Rome is Scott where good comfortable shoes are required, there is just so much beauty at every turn. When going to the colosseum you have access to the tour guide headsets that you listen to with you go round. Your ticket doesn’t let you go into the arena floor or the corridors underneath but you can pay extra if you wish to do that. I wouldn’t pay to go on the arena floor as when you leave you are at the floor level anyway.

Easy withdrawal very close to Place St Pierre, very good reception and explanations of use and delivery of audioguides Overall this card for 72 hours has been amortized taking into account the visits made, and the transport borrowed (metro most often) 2 free visits included Vatican Museum/Castle St Angelo and also the cloister and the treasury at the Basilica of St John Lateran, Villa Borghese 40% reduction i.e. €8.50 Massimo Museum €4 (reduction) Bus omnia city tour (you can get off and on pick up where you want and during the 72 hours) Small remark, stops at 4 p.m. a little early

It was all super easy to book. We were able to book great tours, even a day before the tour. Very uncomplicated. Help was always available through the chat, for example if you couldn't find the meeting point. We will continue to use GetYourGuide in the future.

The line to get the ticket from the tourist center was longer then the line to just get the ticket at the door and it was the same price. The hosted entry didn’t do anything other then add an unneeded step to the process

the pass is great. the person to collect it is very helpful, he speaks French very well and explains very well again, thanks to him