Rome is the Capital city and the largest city of Italy. Its very popular tourist destination, also an important historical city. City of Colosseum and Caesar, art, architecture and culture. Rome is gateway to the Vatican city as well. City has a good public transportation and connectivity to other parts of the country. Although some attractions are always packed and advised to book tickets online to save time.
Getting In & Around
Roma Fiumicino Airport
30 km SE, Leonardo Express: €14 (to Roma Termini), Regional Trains: €8 (to Tiburtina via other stops, but not Termini), Bus: €6 ( Many options), Taxi: €45 – €70
Roma Ciampino Airport
15 km SWS, Trains: €2.70 (Air link from airport to Ciampino station included), Bus: €5-6 ( Many options), Taxi: €30 – €40
Central railway station, Visit website, Connected by Metro line A (Orange) and B (Blue) also a major bus stand outside. Shopping and public facilities are available here. Left luggage: KiPoint on Platform Floor 24 /via giolitti side, 6 am to 11 pm everyday, Rates: € 6 for 5 hrs, +€ 1/hour till 12 hrs, +0,50 per hour further, Lost and found: +39 06 67693214/ 3217
It’s the second largest station, Visit website, Very well connected with metro line B(Blue). Regional bus terminal across the road. Shopping and public facilities are available here.
Tickets can be purchased at stations on ticket machines and some authorized retailer stores and at newspaper stands. It can be used in metro, buses, trams, urban trains and 2nd class trenitalia within limits.
Rome also offers Roma Pass for 48hrs for 28€ and 72hrs at 38.50€ with many unlimited public transport and many other offers.
Metro system works from 5:30am till 11:30 pm and till 1:30am on fridays & saturdays
Train and Metro map
Tickets: single ticket €1.5 (Valid for 100 mins), 24 hrs ticket €7, 48 hrs ticket €12.5, 72 hrs ticket €18, Weekly ticket €24.
See & Do
Colosseum, Roman Forum and Arco di Costantino:
historical sites | getting in: Metro : Line B – to “Colosseo” station on Piazza del Colosseo, Bus Lines : 75, 81, 673, 175, 204, Tram Line 3. about: Colosseum is one of the great example of Roman Empire’s impact on social life. Its a large amphitheatre, once used to host Gladiator fights. It was built under Roman Emperor Vespasian in A.D. 70-72. and completed by Emperor Titus later. This grand arena is not just a landmark of the city, but a wonder of architecture. Colosseum is the main attraction and most visited site in Rome. Due to this reason, pre ticket booking online is advisable.
Arco di Costantino: Arch is built in 315 AD on victory of the Constantine over the Maxentius at the battle of the Milvian Bridge in 312. It is 69 feet high, located between The Colosseum and The Forum/ Palatino
opening hours: From 8:30 am till daylight. hour varies*Closed on 1st of January & May and 25th December, tickets: General ticket is valid for 2 days with 1 entry to Colosseum and 1 entry to Roman Forum/Palatine. Full Ticket: €16, Reduced: €2 (for EU citizens between Age of 18 and 25), Free for under 18 years, Online booking fee € 2 extra, Buy on call or enquiry : +39 06 399 67 700. There are many other offers and combo tickets with skip the line entrance and guided tour, also many free entry criterias more information here.
Roma Pass allows free public transportation and free entry to 1 or 2 first museums or attractions plus many other discounts, address: Piazza del Colosseo, Roma.
*Note: For safety reasons the Colosseum can accommodate up to 3000 people at once. This could lead to delays in access to the site for everyone.
fountain | open area, location: Piazza di Trevi, 00187 Roma
Spanish Steps and Piazza di Spagna:
public plaza | open area, about: 135 steps leading from Piazza di Spagna, built in 18th century by Francesco de Sanctis. location: Piazza di Spagna, 00187 Roma
castle | opening hours: 9 am to 7:30 pm (mon-wed), 9 am to midnight (thu-sun), tickets: from 9 am to 7:30 pm: Full: €15, Reduced: €2, from 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm, Full: €7.50, Reduced: €2, Free on first Sunday of the month October to March, Free for kids under 18, reduced for Roma pass holders. Visit website, phone: +39 06 6819111 / 06 32810, address: Lungotevere Castello, 50 – 00186 Rome, Italy.
Carcere Mamertino (Carcer Tullianum):
prison monument | opening hours: from 8:30 am to 4:30pm (last sun of oct – last sat of mar), to 6:30pm (last sun of mar – aug), to 6:00pm (september), to 5:30pm (1 oct – last sat of oct), tickets: Adult: €10
Child(6-17) & students(till 25): €5. Roma Pass holders €7, Visit website, phone: +39 06 698961, address: Clivo Argentario, 1, 00186 Rome.
Piazza del Navona & Fontana dei Fiumi, Fontana del Moro, Fontana di Nettuno
public square and fountains | opening hours: open area, location: Piazza Navona
Palazzo del Quirinale:
palace | opening hours: 9:30 am to 4 pm (tue-wed & fri-sun), Closed: August, mondays, thursdays , tickets: Tours: Itinerary no. 1(Basic): €1.50, Itinerary no. 2: €10, Reduced no 2 for 18-25: €5, Visit Website, phone: +39 06 39967557, location: Piazza del Quirinale, 00187, Rome
Piazza del Popolo:
public square | open area
Stadio di Domiziano:
historical | opening hours: 10 am to 7 pm (sun-fri), to 8 pm on saturday, tickets: Adult: €8.50, *Reduced: €6.50, Child(8-11): €6.50, free for under 7, *Reduced for 12-17 yr, seniors +65 years, Roma Pass, Big Bus, disabled people, Visit Website, phone: +39 06 68805311, email: [email protected], address: Piazza Navona 45, 00186 – Rome
Terme di Caracalla:
historical ruins| opening hours: opens at 9 am, to 5 pm (mid Feb to mid Mar), to 5:30 pm (mid Mar to last Saturday of Mar), to 7:15 pm (Last Sunday of Mar to Aug), to 7 pm (Sep), to 6:30 pm (Oct), to 4:30 pm (Last Sunday of Oct – mid Feb), on Mondays: 9 am to 2pm, Last admission 1 hour before closing time, Closed Jan 1, Dec 25, May 1, tickets: Full ticket: €8, Reduced (18-25 yrs): €2, Visit Website, phone: +39 06 5717451, address: Rome, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 52, 00153- Rome
historic building | opening hours: 9 am to 2 pm (mon-sat), 9 m to 5pm (Every second Sunday of the month), Closed: other sundays, tickets: Ordinary: €10, Reduced seniors: €9, Students & 10-18 yrs: €7
guided tours available, Audio guide included, reduced entrance for vatican museum ticket holders, Visit website, phone: +39 06 68 02 7268, email: [email protected], location: Via della Lungara, 230 – 00165, Rome
palace | opening hours: 10 am to 7 pm (tue-sun, last admission 6:30 p.m.), Closed on mondays, 1 jan, 1 may, 25 dec, tickets: Guided tours: Full: €12, Reduced: €6, Free for kids under 10, reduced for Roma pass holders, Visit website, phone: +39 06 67611, email: [email protected], address: Viale Trinità dei Monti, 1, 00187 Rome, Italy
Museums and Galleries
museum | opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 9am to 6pm, last entry at 4pm, Sunday Closed, Every last Sunday of the month (free), 9 am to 2 pm tickets: Full Ticket Adults: €17, Reduced: €8, Online booking fee: €4, Free admission for everyone on the last Sunday of every month. Visit Website, phone: +39 06 69884676, address: Viale Vaticano, 00165 Rome
museum | opening hours: 9:30 am to 7:30 pm, tickets: Only Entrance Adults: €11.50, Concessions: €9.50, With Exhibitions
Adults: €15, Concessions: €13, Video Guides: €6, Audio Guides: €4. Free admission for everyone on the first Sunday of every month.
Free admission with the MIC card price: € 5 (€ 6 online), Visit Website, phone: +39 060608, address: Piazza del Campidoglio 1 – 00186 Roma
museum | opening hours: Saturday 9 am to 1.15 pm for Public, Private tours on request all week, tickets: Adult: €12, Reduced: €10, free for child under 12, Optional guided tours are included in the ticket (12pm english), +Princess Isabelle’s Apartment: €25, +Gardens: €20, All inclusive: €30, Visit Website, phone: +39 06 6784350, email: [email protected], address: Piazza SS. Apostoli, 66 – Rome
Galleria Doria Pamphilj:
museum | opening hours: 9 am to 7 pm (last entry 6 pm), closed: third Wednesday of each month, 1 jan, 25 dec, easter, tickets: Full ticket: €12, Reduced (6-26yrs): €8, Family: €40, free for child under 5, Visit Website phone: +39 06 6797323, email: [email protected], address: The entrance on Via del Corso 305, 00186 – Rome
Gallerie Nazionali di Arte Antica – Galleria Corsini and Palazzo Barberini:
museum | opening hours: 8:30 am to 7 pm (wed-sun), Closed: tuesdays, 25 dec, 1 jan, tickets: ticket includes Palazzo Barberini, Full: €12, Reduced: €2, valid for 10 days, free entry for under 18, +€1 for online booking, Visit website, phone: +39 06 68802323, address: via della Lungara, 10 – 00165, Rome, Italy
Mercati di Traiano Museo dei Fori Imperiali:
museum | opening hours: 9:30 am to 7:30 pm, tickets: Full ticket: € 14, Reduced: € 12, Video Guides: € 6, Free admission for everyone on the first Sunday of every month. Free admission with the MIC card price: € 5 (€ 6 online), Visit Website, phone: +39 060608, email: [email protected], address: Via IV Novembre 94 – 00187 Rome
Museo e Galleria Borghese:
museum | opening hours: 9 am to 7 pm (tue-sun), closed: mondays, 1 jun, 25 dec, tickets: Full ticket: €13, Reduced (18-25 EU): €2, € 2 booking fee + extra during exhibition, Free for Roma Pass holders, Free for under 18, you can’t take anything inside, can’t take pictures, Visit Website, phone: +39 06 32810, email: [email protected], address: Piazzale Scipione Borghese, 5, 00197 – Rome
Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia:
museum | opening hours: 9 am to 8 pm (tue-sun), closed: mondays, 1 jan, 25 dec, tickets: Full ticket: €10, Reduced (18-25 EU): €2, € 1 booking fee, Audio guides: €5, Free entrance every first Sunday of the month, Visit Website, phone: +39 06 3226571, email: [email protected], address: Piazzale di Villa Giulia, 9 – 00196 – Rome
Museo Nazionale Romano: Crypta Balbi, Palazzo Altemps, Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Terme di Diocleziano:
museum | opening hours: 9 am to 7:45 pm (tue-sun), last entry 1 hour before closing, closed: mondays, 25 dec, 1 jan, tickets: Full ticket: €10, Reduced (18-25 EU): €2, Combined ticket €12, Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi, Terme di Diocleziano (3 days validity), Free for under 18, Free admission for all on every first Sunday of the month, Visit Website, phone: +39 06 477881, address: Viale Enrico de Nicola, 78, 00185, Rome
Place of Worship
St. Peter’s Basilica:
church | opening hours: From 7am to 6pm (Oct-Mar) and till 7pm (Apr-Sep), Closed occasionally and Wednesdays entry at 12:30pm, Entry to Basilica is Free, tickets: Basilica Entry is Free, but there is a fee to access Dome. Climb 551 steps : €8, Lift halfway and 332 steps : €10, Reduced ticket € 5, Visit website, phone: +39 06 6988 3731, address: Piazza San Pietro, Vaticano
*Note: Shorts or mini skirts are not allowed. Knee and shoulders should be covered This applies to both men and women.
Basilica di San Clemente:
church | opening hours: 9 am to 12:30 pm & 3 pm to 6 pm on mon-sat, 12:30 pm to 6 pm on sundays, tickets: Basilica: Free, Excavation site: €10, Reduced: €5, Child under 18 free, Visit website, phone: +39 06 7740021
email: [email protected], address: Via Labicana, 95, 00184, Rome. *note: Photography is not allowed in any part of the excavations.
Basilica di Santa Cecilia in Trastevere:
church | opening hours: Basilica and the excavations & crypt: 10 am to 12:30 pm & 4 pm to 7 pm (mon-sat), 7:30 am–6:30 pm on Sundays, frescoes: 10 am to 12:30 pm (mon-sat), 11:30 am to 12:30 pm on sundays, tickets: Basilica: free, Excavations: €2,50, Frescoes: €2,50, Visit website, phone: +39 06 45492739, email: [email protected], address: Piazza di Santa Cecilia, 22, 00153, Rome
Basilica di Santa Maria del Popolo:
church | opening hours: 7:30 am to 12 pm & 4 pm to 7 pm (mon-fri), 7:30 am to 7 pm on saturdays, 7:30 am to 1.30 pm & 4:30 pm – 7 pm on sundays, tickets: Basilica: Free, Guided tour at 10:30 am: € 20, free for under 12, Visit website, phone: +39 392 3612243, email: Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo
Piazza del Popolo, 12 00187 Rome
Parks and Outdoor
Parco del Colle Oppio | park – open area
Botanical Garden of Rome | garden – Adult €8, Reduced €4
Bioparco di Roma | zoo – Adult €16, Reduced €13