Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore

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Rome: City Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off Bus with Audioguide

1. Rome: City Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off Bus with Audioguide

Explore the Eternal City from a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus with your 24, 48, or 72-hour ticket. Travel past the city's icons, leave the bus at any of the eight stops, and hop back on the next bus when you want to continue. Stay flexible while seeing all the amazing sights in Rome. Legend tells of Romulus and Remus and the 7 hills of Rome. Today the city is home to one of the world's largest churches, the Basilica di San Pietro of the Vatican, approached through a marvelous elliptical piazza. Among its other famous sights are the magnificent Colosseum, cinematic Trevi Fountain, and romantic Spanish Steps. With its vibrant café culture and quaint trattorias, Rome never fails to inspire. The full loop takes 100 minutes and you can jump off at any of the following points along the way: STOPS Stop 1: Terminal A Largo di Villa Peretti or Terminal B Largo di Villa Peretti Stop 2: Santa Maria Maggiore Stop 3: Colosseo Stop 4: Circo Massimo Stop 5: Piazza Venezia Stop 6: Vaticano  Stop 7: Fontana Di Trevi  Stop 8: Piazza Barberini

Rome: Hop-On Hop-Off Panoramic Bus 24/48/72-Hour Tickets

2. Rome: Hop-On Hop-Off Panoramic Bus 24/48/72-Hour Tickets

Discover Rome at your own pace on an open-top hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. See the imperial monuments of Ancient Rome as well as the Baroque and Renaissance buildings of the historic center as you learn about the city's glorious past and present. An onboard audio guide will provide you with a city commentary as you tour, and you can jump on and off as many times as you like during the 24-hour, 48-hour or 72-hour period from when you first validate your ticket. Buses run approximately every 25 minutes: Terminal (Piazza dei Cinquecento corner Via Cavour) Santa Maria Maggiore (Piazza Dell'Esquilino,12) Colosseum (Via di San Gregorio close to the entrance of Palatine) Circus Maximus (via del Circo Massimo Belvedere Romolo e Remo) Piazza Venezia (Via del Teatro Marcello in front of civic numbers 32 -34) Vatican City (Lungotevere Tor di Nona 7) Villa Borghese (Via Ludovisi 48) Barberini Square (Via Barberini,14)

Rome: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

3. Rome: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

The open-top, double-decker bus provides fantastic views and a great atmosphere to enjoy Rome's charm. From the iconic Colosseum and the famous Spanish Steps to the stunning Vatican, the city's history and majestic architecture will take your breath away. A fully narrated audio tour allows you to discover over 10 locations throughout the city with daily departures from the starting point at Termini Railway Station. You have the option to join the tour from any of the stops on the route. You may also experience the “eternal city” on foot with fantastic digital, self-guided walking tours. Some of the locations you can see on the tour route include: Colosseum Roman Forum Trevi Fountain Spanish Steps Piazza di Spagna Vatican St. Peter's Square Piazza Navona Pantheon Castel Sant'Angelo Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore Circus Maximus Piazza Venezia Altare della Patria Piazza Barberini Termini Railway Station

Rome: City Highlights, Vatican Pass and Free Transport

4. 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

Rome: Daily Hop-on/Hop-off Ticket

5. Rome: Daily Hop-on/Hop-off Ticket

Discover Rome’s art, architecture and history. With this hop-on/hop-off Rome package, you can explore the city in a manner that best suits your desires, giving you control of your holiday. You will wear headphones which will guide you in your selected language, allowing you to go out and enjoy the charms and atmosphere of the "Eternal City" at your leisure. The itinerary for your open-bus tour is as follows: · Terminal (Piazza dei Cinquecento corner Via Cavour)· Santa Maria Maggiore (Piazza dell'Esquilino, 12)· Colosseum (Via di San Gregorio- close to the entrance of Palatine)· Circus Maximus (Via del Circo Massimo- Belvedere Romolo e Remo)· Piazza Venezia (Via del Teatro Marcello in front of civic numbers 32 -34· Vatican City (Lungotevere Tor di Nona 7)· Villa Borghese (Via Ludovisi, 48)· Barberini Square (Via Barberini, 14)

Rome: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

6. Rome: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Organize your sightseeing tour and admire all of Rome's major attractions, including the Colosseum, St. Peter's Basilica and the Spanish Steps. Enjoy stunning views on board of a comfortable double-decker bus and learn about the city's history as you listen to detailed audio commentaries. Also known as The Eternal City, Rome is one of the most visited cities on the planet. Make the most of your vacation by exploring the city's historic monuments and exciting atmosphere with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Admire the architectural sumptuousness of Rome from the deck of the bus, or hop-off at any of the world-famous attractions, such as the Colosseum, Spanish Steps and the Vatican. Pick from 13 languages and learn about Rome's timeless beauty through the complimentary set of headphones. The pink buses are on the move all day long and will take you to the city’s most important monuments and cultural venues while you are comfortably seated. Hop-on and off at your convenience and reward yourself with marvelous views of Rome you will never forget from one of the single or double-decker buses. A Panoramic ticket includes: Stazione Termini Santa Maria Maggiore Colosseum Archaeological Area Circo Massimo - The Mouth of Truth Piazza Venezia - Shopping Area Vatican City, Sistine Chapel & Castel Sant'Angelo Spanish Steps Piazza Barberini and Trevi Fountain

Rome: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour Ticket & Eataly Roma Stop

7. Rome: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour Ticket & Eataly Roma Stop

Tour Rome at your own pace on a classic open-top double-decker sightseeing bus with this 24-, 48-, or 72-hour pass. See the imperial monuments of Ancient Rome as well as the Baroque and Renaissance buildings of the historic city center. Put your souvenirs in your free Eataly tote bag. Start at the city’s bustling main railway station, Termini Station, before heading to the Santa Maria Maggiore church. Next, cruise to the iconic Colosseum and the Pyramid of Caius Cestius. Learn about the sites you pass by with an headphone audio guide on board the bus. Stop at Eataly Roma for a quick bite, not included in the ticket price, before hopping back on and continuing to the Circus Maximus, Piazza Venezia, Vatican City, and Piazza Barberini. Enjoy the benefits of hopping on and off whenever you want.  Stops include 1 . Termini Station (Viale Enrico De Nicola in front of the entrance of Diocleziano’s Thermal Bath)2. Santa Maria Maggiore (Piazza dell'Esquilino 12)3. Colosseum (Via di San Gregorio close to the entrance of Palatine)4 . Pyramid/Testaccio Quarter (Viale della Piramide Cestia)5 . Terminal Destination Eataly (Piazzale XII Ottobre 1492 close to Rome Ostiense Station)6. Circus Maximus (Via del Circo Massimo/Belvedere Romolo e Remo)7. Piazza Venezia (Via del Teatro di Marcello in front of civic number 32-34)8. Vatican City (Lungotevere Tor di Nona 7)9. Piazza Barberini (Via Barberini 14)

Rome: Hop-On Hop-Off Open-Bus Tour Tickets

8. Rome: Hop-On Hop-Off Open-Bus Tour Tickets

“All roads lead to Rome” goes a Roman saying; then enjoy the city and explore it on our open buses, it will be amazing to discover all the monuments from the Imperial Rome to Baroque Rome along the route. Buying one of our tickets, valid for one day or one run, you can listen to an exciting tale about Rome, thanks to our 8 languages audioguide. You can also Hop-on and Hop-off at any of our stops whenever you want for the entire validity of the ticket you bought. Our buses have a 30 minutes frequency from 9am to 7pm every day. These are the stops: TERMINAL VIA MARSALA (Termini station) - LARGO DI VILLA PERETTI - SAINT MARY MAJOR CHURCH – COLOSSEUM - CIRCUS MASSIMUS – VENICE SQUARE – VATICAN – SPANISH STEPS - BARBERINI/TREVI’S FOUNTAIN. In addition to the Hop-on Hop-off tour, through our app you can visit Rome walking on your own, thanks to special tours created especially for you. Staying on the bus you can admire Termini station, Republic Square and Santa Maria degli Angeli cathedral, Viminale Palace, Saint Mary Major , Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Eliseo theatre from the outside, Trajan’s column, Venice Square and the Vittoriano, the Imperial Forums, the Colosseum and Constantine’s arch, the Circus Maximus, the Mouth of Truth, Marcello’s theatre, Largo Argentina and its archeological finds, Saint Andrews church, the fountain called “la zuppiera” (the soup tureen), Sant’Angelo Castle, the Ara Pacis, Villa Borghese entrance, Porta Pinciana , Via Veneto famous during 50s/60s for “la dolce vita”, God Neptune’s fountain and Moses’s fountain.

Rome: Half-Day Semiprivate Christian Tour

9. 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: Hop-on Hop-off Bus & Vatican Museums Ticket

10. Rome: Hop-on Hop-off Bus & Vatican Museums Ticket

Discover Rome at your own pace with a combined 24 or 48-hour ticket for the official hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus, and a skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Vatican Museums in the Vatican City. Have fast-track entry to the Vatican Museums which means more time exploring the world’s most extensive collection of art, and less time waiting in the famously long lines. Once inside, wander the galleries at your own pace, and see masterpieces of art by celebrated artists such as Michelangelo, Raphael, and more. Marvel at the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel, and see ancient cartography in the Hall of Maps. Go to the Pinecone Courtyard and the Gallery of Candelabras. From the open-top bus, you will enjoy privileged views of the Eternal City’s main sights, including the Spanish Steps, Colosseum, and Imperial Forum. Why not throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain or sip an authentic Italian coffee in Piazza Navona – the choice is yours. Hop on or off at any of the stops listed below: • Via Marsala • Santa Maria Maggiore • Colosseo • Circo Massimo • Piazza Venezia • Vaticano • Fontana di Trevi • Piazza Barberini

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What people are saying about Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 13,016 reviews

Smooth and it was well worth the money, good guiding and we saved many taxi rides. Also a nice sight to get to know the city on the first day!

This was a great way to see some the most important landmarks in Rome. We did it as a family and it was a fun plan.

This tour at the beginning of the stay allows you to have a global view and to rest from the trip.

Cool thing. After two days of walking around the city, you can comfortably see a lot ...

an excellent means of exploring the city and reaching the most interesting locations.