THE ROMA PASS WORK?
Here’s what you need to know:
1. The Roma Pass is an electronic card that works with RFID (Radio Frequency Identification). That means the card will simply stop working once your 48 or 72 hours are up.
2. Activation: Your allocated time starts when you first activate your pass at a museum or on the bus/metro. From that point, you have 48/72 hours to visit as many attractions as you like.
3. If you buy the 48 hours pass, your first museum visit will be free. If you buy the 72 hours pass, your first two museum visits will be free. You will be able to buy discounted tickets to any other museums you visit after that. Here’s an overview of how much it costs to visit the participating museums.
4. You need one Roma Pass per person. The passes are never sold at a reduced price because they already unlock so many discounts at attractions.
5. It’s right that you can visit the first one or two museums at absolutely no cost whatsoever. But you can’t save that free entry for the third or fourth museum you want to visit. So just make sure you think carefully about where you want to go and in what order.
6. You need to book ahead if you want to visit the Colosseum, the Galleria Borghese or the Palazzo Valentini (Domus Romane) or Augustus Mausoleum. You won’t be granted entry without a booking.
You can book for the Colosseum online at ecm.coopculture.it. You’ll be charged a booking fee of EUR 2.00.
Bookings for the Galleria Borghese and the Palazzo Valentini (Domus Romane) can be made over the phone on +39 06 32810 (Monday to Friday, 9.00 a.m to 6.00 p.m; Saturday 9.00 a.m to 1.00 p.m) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For Mausoleo di Augusto you have to book your ticket on the website romapass.vivaticket.it
Make sure you include any children in your booking – even if they’ll be getting in for free.
7. The Vatican Museums are NOT covered by the Roma Pass (they used to be). But Tiqets offers a combination of Roma Pass + Admission to the Vatican Museums.
8. Some of the participating museums are free to visit anyway, so make sure you don’t choose to go there first or second.
9. If you’re with someone who doesn’t have a Roma Pass, they’ll just have to buy a ticket as normal. The good news is that they’ll be able to join the fast-track queue with you at the Colosseum and buy a ticket from the group ticket office. Important info: We need to verify this to check things haven’t changed because of the pandemic.
10. When you’re using your Roma Pass to visit museums at a discounted price, you’ll need to queue up to buy tickets with everyone else. The Roma Pass doesn’t give you priority entry. And keep your ID with you!
11. When you want to use your pass on the bus, simply hold it up to one of the yellow machines that are used to validate tickets. Wait for the green light and you’re good to go!