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Rome: City Highlights, Vatican Pass and Free Transport

1. 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: 4-Hour Private Tour with Driver

2. Rome: 4-Hour Private Tour with Driver

Benefit from pick-up at your centrally located hotel in Rome and the services of a driver for 4 hours on this exclusive tour of the "Eternal City." See all the main sights of the 2,500-year-old city and delve deep beneath its layers to reveal a fascinating story. Join a private driver on a journey to legendary monuments, such as the Colosseum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps. Admire palaces formerly owned by Roman nobility, such as the High Renaissance edifice of Palazzo Farnese. Discover Rome's only Gothic church at Santa Maria sopra Minerva. Get personalized attention throughout the tour. Your itinerary can be customized to suit your own interests. Be wowed by the beauty of some of the city's most famous squares, see historic churches and Baroque fountains, and make sure you pause for a delicious Italian ice cream!

Rome: Trastevere Jewish Quarter Private Walking Tour

3. Rome: Trastevere Jewish Quarter Private Walking Tour

Learn about Jewish life in Rome on a private walking tour that uncovers a more hidden side to the “Eternal City,” and explore the area the Romans referred to as the Jewish Ghetto. Focused on the picturesque Trastevere and Isola Tiberina, the tour also takes in the medieval Campo de' Fiori, one of the oldest markets in the world. Meet at the archaeological site of the Largo di Torre Argentina, site of an enormous religious center of the Roman Empire, where Julius Caesar was stabbed to death, and Pompey's theater was located. Your guide will bring to life Caesar’s theatrical death, before taking you down the medieval alleways that lead to the open air market of the Campo de’ Fiori. Marvel at the beauty of the Renaissance Palazzo Farnese. Then, cross the River Tiber to Trastevere, and get lost in a maze of narrow, cobblestone streets. From the Roman Republic to the end of the Middle Ages, Trastevere was the center of the Jewish community in Rome. Your guide will tell fascinating stories about a peaceful neighborhood that becomes the center of Roman nightlife in the evening. See some of Rome’s oldest churches, including the Basilica di Santa Maria with its golden mosaics. Cross the Tiber again to Isola Tiberina, and learn some of the secrets of Rome's origins. Take a short detour to the open-air theater of the Teatro Marcello, and see what remains of the walls of the ancient temples of the Portico d'Ottavia. Once in the Jewish Ghetto, your guide will show you the modest squares and small alleyways that define the area. A hidden treasure today, it was once home to a walled community that lived under unjust conditions in tremendous poverty. See the Great Synagogue of Rome at the heart of the Ghetto. Although the tour only visits the Synagogue from the outside, it’s easily accessible if you wish to go inside after your tour. End in time for lunch in an area of exceptional restaurants. Your guide will be happy to provide recommendations of venues that serve superb Roman-Jewish kosher food before departing.

Rome: Settings of the Opera Tosca Walking Tour

4. Rome: Settings of the Opera Tosca Walking Tour

Tosca is the most famous opera of Puccini and is set entirely in Rome. It is a story about the love and jealousy between Tosca, a young girl of the Roman aristocracy, and Cavaradossi, a famous painter of the time. Visit the actual sites where the drama takes place. Admire the beauty of central Rome as you "travel" through the main acts of the opera. Begin the tour at the Roman ruins of Largo Argentina and visit the church of Sant'Andrea Della Valle, one of the greatest expressions of 16th-century art. Here you will admire the frescoes by Domenichino and Lanfranchi, as well as the first baroque dome of the city. Discover the location of the jealous outburst of Tosca. Walk through the very popular Campo de'Fiori as you get to the second stop of the tour, Piazza Farnese. This is one of the most fascinating squares of central Rome and is where the second act of the opera is set. Here, learn about the history and mysteries of the beautiful Palazzo Farnese, one of the jewels of Renaissance Rome, and of the two twin fountains in the square. Stroll across Piazza Navona with your guide and marvel at Rome's most beautiful monument, the Pantheon. End your tour at the very famous Castel Sant'Angelo, by the Tiber river and close to the Vatican. Discover the long history of this fort, from its original function as the mausoleum of Emperor Adrian, to its role as a hiding place for archives and treasures of the Vatican. It is here that Puccini sets the tragic, last act of his opera.

Rome: Private Food Tour with Local Guide

5. Rome: Private Food Tour with Local Guide

Eat your way through Rome's culinary scene on a private food tour. Go on a delicious journey as you try 10 of the best food items beloved by the locals: from savory to sweet and local drinks; this tour leaves every foodie satisfied. Enjoy a bite of the ultimate classics classic buffalo mozzarella and gelato and taste them in their authentic, local flavor. Each tasting is typical of the local cuisine and hand-picked by a local guide passionate about food. Visit Sisto Bridge, Piazza Trilussa, Farnese Palace, church S. Maria in Trastevere plus other remarkable spots in between food stops, and learn about their history and cultural relevance from your knowledgeable guide. 

Rome: Private Guided Walking Tour

6. Rome: Private Guided Walking Tour

Explore over 2700 years of history on a guided walking tour of Rome. Admire the great architecture and take in the atmosphere of the Eternal City. Visit the Campo de Fiori and feel like a local at this beautiful produce market. Walk Rome's ancient streets and learn about its long, fascinating history. See the Farnese Palace from the outside. Visit St. Ignatius Church and St. Maria Sopra Minerva Basilica looming dazzlingly over its square. Take in the major sights of Rome and learn about the city from a local on this amazing walking tour.

Rome Squares and Fountains: 3-Hour Walking Tour

7. Rome Squares and Fountains: 3-Hour Walking Tour

Your 3-hour guided walk starts in Campo de’ Fiori, the lively square that hosts a famous marketplace and is remembered historically for the public executions that were held there. A few steps away from Campo de’ Fiori you’ll come to the charming Piazza Farnese and Palazzo Spada, known for the forced perspective technique introduced by Borromini. Admire Piazza Navona, the most elegant and joyful square in Rome. In the middle of the square you’ll see the Fountain of the 4 Rivers, a masterpiece by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and on the western side of the square you’ll find Borromini’s famed church Sant’Agnese in Agone. The tour continues to Piazza della Rotonda, which is overlooked by the magnificent Pantheon. After crossing Via del Corso you’ll reach the well-known Trevi Fountain, a triumph of Baroque style. The final stop on the tour is Piazza di Spagna, where you’ll see the magnificent Fontana della Barcaccia masterpiece by Pietro Bernini, and the world-famous Spanish Steps.

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What people are saying about Farnese Palace

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 2,473 reviews

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

Simone was an amazing and thoughtful guide. He made the experience so much fun and was very knowledgeable! Would recommend to anyone traveling to Rome!

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

Our guide Massimo was very nice, very well informed and prepared us enchanting hours with very tasty Roman delicacies.

Incredible attention from Gianmaria, delicious food, excellent recommendations. It's worth it