Visiting Rome is practically a journey back in time to learn about the history of one of the most influential civilizations of our culture. You will be able to see up close the headquarters of the largest religious institution in the world: the Catholic Church.
In the city you will find religious monuments, palaces and galleries of religious art as well as other movements: Renaissance, medieval, etc. Likewise, you will see natural spaces full of charm and observe the vestiges of the great Roman Empire. Here are the tickets that should not be missing in your wallet during your trip to the Italian capital.
1. Tickets for the Colosseum
During this visit, you will feel the spirit of Roman civilization in all its splendor. You will visit the triad of the most famous Roman buildings: the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill. With these tickets you will have complete autonomy to visit each monument in the order you prefer and you will have an audio guide to learn much more about each place.
You will see the Colosseum, where gladiator fights, executions and performances of plays took place. You will pass through the Roman Forum, where various military events were held and markets were held. You will also tour part of the Palatine Hill, a mythological mountain where Rome is said to have been born.
2. Tickets for the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
Take a close look at the great collections of the Catholic Church and visit one of the most iconic spaces for this religion: the Sistine Chapel. You will see the room where the highest representatives of Catholicism meet and you can see Michelangelo's unique painting "The Creation of Adam".
In the museums, you will admire a series of objects and items belonging to the various popes throughout history, as well as a large collection of paintings and works of both Renaissance and other movements. You will also pass through famous spaces such as the Gallery of Maps and the Pineapple Courtyard. Don't wait in line at the ticket office and buy your tickets in advance.
3. Tickets for the Papal Audience
With this experience, you will participate in a papal audience to receive the blessing directly from the pontiff, just a few meters away. Thus, you will be able to observe closely the ambassador of St. Peter on earth and take the opportunity to get the blessing for some souvenirs or objects.
Also, with this ticket you will facilitate the access to the activity, since you will not have to make requests and formalities to be part of the audience. You will also have a tourist bus with a guide, who will pick you up at your hotel and take you on a tour of the city. He will also make sure that you arrive in plenty of time at the Vatican Square.
4. Tickets for the Borghese Gallery
Take a closer look at the artistic quality reflected in many of the works of art in the Borghese Gallery. In these rooms you will be able to see at your own pace various paintings by the great names of Italian painting: Bernini, Caravaggio and Raffaello. All in a quiet and beautiful atmosphere.
You will contemplate world famous paintings such as "Young Bacchus", "Apollo and Daphne", "Boy with a Basket of Fruit", "David", etc. You can also breathe fresh air and enjoy the natural charm of the Villa Borghese gardens.
5. Tickets for the Capitoline Museums
The Capitoline Museums are described as the first museum in the world. If you venture to visit this artistic precinct open since 1734, you will find a collection of distinctive works of Roman art and mythology. You will also be filled with history, as during this visit you will watch a video about ancient Rome.
Among the works in the collection you will see the Capitoline She-Wolf, which is a symbol of Roman civilization that has survived the passage of time. You will also see the imposing sculptures of some of the gods such as Apollo, Eros and Venus. You will also contemplate the bronze sculptures of two great emperors: Marcus Aurelius and Constantine.
6. Tickets for Castel Sant'Angelo
Visiting the Castel Sant'Angelo you will know part of the history of the Middle Ages, reflected in various corners of this enclosure. You will see the tomb of Emperor Hadrian, dating back to the 2nd century A.D., as well as the Court of Executions, which functioned at the time of the Inquisition.
In addition, you will be delighted by the paintings, sculptures and murals distributed in the corridors, mostly belonging to the Renaissance. To enrich the experience even more, by going up to the rooftop with this ticket, you will get beautiful views of the city.
7. Tickets for the Leonardo Da Vinci Museum
At the Leonardo da Vinci Museum you will explore a variety of inventions of this artist and scientist. The idea is to offer you various options of interaction with machines such as the first models of cars and airplanes, cultivation machines, pulleys, etc. In addition, you will observe the sketches of many of these enigmatic devices.
You will also come into contact with 9 holograms, so you will have a 3D view of many of Da Vinci's geniuses, so you will understand much better how they worked. In addition to all of this, you will also have entrance to the archaeological site located underneath the museum, a space full of archaeological pieces dating back to 43 BC.
8. Tickets for Welcome to Rome
In the Welcome to Rome exhibition you will learn about the history of Rome at different important moments of the 2700-year timeline. This through a fully immersive experience through different holograms that, together with an audio guide and various projections, will take you on a journey through time in approximately 30 minutes.
You will see images on the walls, ceiling and floor, so you will have incredible perspectives and you and your family and friends can learn much more about the history of this important place for Western civilization.
9. Tickets for Palazzo Barberini and Palazzo Corsini
Palazzo Barberini and Palazzo Corsini make up the Gallery of Ancient Art in Rome. In them, you can find more than 1,000 works that make up its collection, including pieces from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. You will contemplate paintings by important painters such as Caravaggio, El Greco, Van Dyck and Perugino.
Although the palaces are not next to each other, it will not be difficult to make the visit. In addition, each building is masterfully decorated, as in ancient times they were Roman residences. So take advantage of the entrance to both palaces to take the best pictures.
10. Tickets for an open-air opera concert
If you are an opera lover or someone who wants to live this experience for the first time, you can choose to attend an outdoor concert, specifically on the Borromini Terrace, in the central area of Piazza Navona.
Not only will you appreciate the artistic quality of the piece, but you will be delighted with the views from above. In addition, with these tickets you will taste appetizers such as salami and cheeses, and drinks such as red wine or Prosecco. After the show, you can participate in a guided tour of the rooftop where part of the award-winning Italian film "La Grande Bellezza" was filmed.
11. Tickets for the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran
In the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran you can learn about various episodes in the history of the Catholic religion, immortalized in each of its spaces. This cathedral, used by the popes for some of their celebrations, keeps in its interior large statues, imposing columns, mosaics and much more.
While touring this site, you will pass through places like the Cloister, the Holy Staircase, the Treasury Museum and the Chapel Sancta Sanctorum. In addition, during the visit you will have an audio guide with this ticket, to learn more about the place.
12. Tickets for the Bioparco of Rome
Meet the more than 200 species of animals housed in the Bioparco of Rome, one of the oldest in Europe. In this tour, ideal for children, you will see the animals in a comfortable environment, similar to their habitat.
You will see brown bears, sea lions, white rhinos, lèmures catta, owls, giraffes and much more. All this in a safe way for both you and the animals. You will also learn about the threats to each species, the best survival conditions, etc.
13. Tickets for the Rome Wax Museum
You don't have to be a sculpture connoisseur to delight yourself by observing the more than 250 figures that make up the Rome Wax Museum. In this place, considered an enviable gallery of wax art, you will see figures of characters from various social, religious, political and cultural contexts.
You will see the figures of characters such as Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, Leonardo Da Vinci, Michael Jackson, Picasso, Barack Obama, Albert Einstein, Pope Francis, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and many other personalities. Also, through the audio guide included in the ticket you will learn about the manufacturing process of each one.
14. Tickets for the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
If you want to see the remains of the Roman Empire, then you can take a complete tour of the great buildings that are still standing: the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill.
With the ticket to the Colosseum, you also get access to the arena, which was the specific stage where the great events of the time took place. You will also see the ruins of the Roman Forum, and in it, some buildings such as the Temple of Saturn and the Arch of Septimius Severus. You will walk along the mythical Palatine Hill and get to know the area, which is one of the oldest in Rome.
15. Tickets for the Palazzo Merulana in Rome
Discover the Italian expressionist universe of the 20th century at the Palazzo Merulana in Rome while admiring a collection of over 90 works spread over the 4 floors of the palace. There are several paintings and sculptures by great names of the Italian contemporary art scene such as Antonietta Raphaël, Mario Ceroli and Percle Fazzini.
You will also appreciate works by contemporary artists in the temporary exhibition hall. You also have the benefit of creating the postcard you want with professional quality to keep a beautiful souvenir. Enjoy also with these tickets the garden spaces , full of natural beauty.
16. Tickets for the Cinecittà World park in Rome
At Cinecittà World in Rome you can have fun with your family while appreciating the magic of cinema. This theme park dedicated to the seventh art offers more than 20 indoor attractions. You will see 4D simulations of Tyrannosaurus Rex and other dinosaur species in the Jurassic War.
You will also ride the West Train on a journey through the Wild West and get your adrenaline pumping on the roller coaster that reaches a speed of 70 km/h. This ticket also includes a visit to Aquaworld, a water park equipped with a huge cinema pool.
17. Tickets for an opera concert at Palazzo Santa Chiara
Experience a unique moment watching an Opera concert at Palazzo Santa Chiara, located in the center of Rome. Thanks to the acoustics of the place you will not miss a single moment of the piece. It is a complete cultural experience, since you will be watching opera in the country where this art form was invented.
In addition to the vocal quality of the artists, you will be pleased with the work of the orchestra that usually accompanies the show. You can also tour the Palace's facilities, where works by artists such as Berdini have already been presented.
18. Tickets for the Museum of Illusions
At the Museum of Illusions you will confuse your senses and you will understand that your perception of reality can not always be reliable. During your visit, you will come into contact with the various special effects distributed throughout the rooms.
You will be able to sit at the table and watch your image turn into five, test your perception of size and balance, feel yourself moving along the walls defying gravity and many more illusions. Therefore, this ticket is ideal if you are traveling with children, or with family and friends.
19. Tickets for the Palazzo Doria Pamphili
Venture to the Palazzo Doria Pamphili and discover the collection of approximately 400 works belonging to Pope Innocent X and some of his successors. Among the works you will find pieces by important artists such as Raphael, Caravaggio, Bernini and Titian that boast unparalleled artistic quality.
Note the dramatic charge of some frescoes such as"The Temptation of St. Anthony", "Rest on the Flight into Egypt" and the portrait of "Innocent X" by Velazquez. In addition, the palace that houses the rooms also attracts attention, for its architecture and decorative style.
20. Tickets for an opera concert in the Waldensian Church
Whether you know opera or not, you have an exclusive appointment for a concert at the Waldensian Church in the center of Rome. You will have the pleasure of listening to great voices of sopranos and tenors with the exceptional acoustics offered by this religious precinct.
In addition, the concert includes the presentation of various pieces of classical music, corresponding to composers such as Vivaldi, Verdi, Puccini and Bellini. You will experience the concert in an intimate setting thanks to the warmth that characterizes the church and the fact that tickets are limited.
21.Tickets for La Villa D'Este
The Villa D'Este holds for you spaces full of splendor and fresh air. You will be able to walk through its endless gardens while you relax and contemplate the beauty of this World Heritage Site, declared in 2001.
You will observe structures with architectural styles corresponding to the year 1500, which will give you the sensation of traveling back in time. Perhaps the same will happen as you walk through the fountains and staircases distributed among the gardens. You will also see the famous water organ, whose sound varies according to the flow of the water inside.
22. Visit several important monuments with the Roma Pass
With the Roma Pass, you are entitled to visit several of the city's major monuments and attractions. Such is the case of tickets to the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Palatine Hill, the National Galleries of Ancient and Modern Art and much more.
This pass is ideal if you are traveling for a few days in the city, because it allows you to see the essentials and offers you two and three day options respectively. Also, to make your trip easier, you will have unlimited access to public transportation, as well as to the various P.Stop sanitary toilet facilities.
23. See the Vatican and other attractions with the Roma Pass and Omnia Card
If one of your main reasons for going to Rome is to visit the Vatican, then the Omnia Card and Roma Pass are the best options to access the most important places in the holy city. For example, you will have included tickets to the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica.
By combining the benefits of two cards, you will be able to visit the most emblematic places in Rome, for two or three days, according to your travel plan. You will also be free to use public transportation to reach each monument without hassle.
24. Enter religious and historical monuments with the Roma Super Pass
In case your visit to Rome is for 3 days, a convenient option is the Roma Super Pass. With it you can visit religious sites such as St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Museums, as well as the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill, whose tickets are included.
All this, with the option to travel by public transport at no additional cost, some audio guides of the attractions and Internet access at the tourist office. This option allows wheelchair access, facilitating the movement of people with reduced mobility.