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Rome: Mausoleum of Augustus & Ara Pacis Skip-the-Line Entry

1. Rome: Mausoleum of Augustus & Ara Pacis Skip-the-Line Entry

Be among the first in 15 years to see the mausoleum of Augustus, the largest circular tomb in the world. Skip the line for an exclusive 2-hour tour with a multi-language audio guide app. Immerse yourself in ancient Roman history and learn about the life and death of Augustus, son of Caesar, the man who defeated Cleopatra. Listen along to your audio guide as it explains the secrets of the tomb, like the urn with the Emperor's ashes under the statue. Continue your visit with entry to the Ara Pacis Museum, where you can see the altar dedicated to Pax, the Roman goddess of Peace.

Roma Pass: 48 or 72-Hour City Card

2. Roma Pass: 48 or 72-Hour City Card

The Roma Pass network includes over 45 monuments, museums, and archaeological sites, including the Colosseum, Roman and Imperial Forums, Capitoline Museums, Ara Pacis, Trajan's Market, MACRO, the National Roman Museums, the Caracalla Baths, Borghese Gallery, Circo Massimo, Forum Pass Super, and Castel Sant'Angelo. With the city card, skip-the-line admission will be free at your first museum or site. In addition, you’ll enjoy discounted admission to all other museums and archaeological sites visited thereafter. You’ll also receive discounts with other participating service and activity providers. Explore the city as you travel for free on Rome’s public transportation network.

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

3. 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: Guided Bike Tour

4. Rome: Guided Bike Tour

Explore the most iconic monuments in Rome's city center on this guided bike tour and discover the city in an eco-friendly and comfortable way. Begin the tour in the city center, where you will collect your bike and meet your professional guide. Then, the real fun begins as you ride around the historical center. Following your tour guide, stop at monuments to hear informative and interesting insights and pose for some memorable pictures. During your bike ride, visit sights such as Piazza del Popolo, Via del Corso, Piazza Navona, Piazza Venezia, Colosseum, Piazza di Spagna, Bocca della Verità, Fontana di Trevi, Pantheon, Castel Sant'Angelo, and many more.

Rome: Modern Architecture VIP Tour by Private Car

5. Rome: Modern Architecture VIP Tour by Private Car

Discover contemporary architecture by Zaha Hadid, Richard Meier, Renzo Piano and more on a private half-day tour of Rome. Best known for its ancient monuments, the city also has much to offer in dynamic new buildings. Your private driver will chauffeur you to some of the most artistic and innovative sites in the Eternal City, remaining at your disposal throughout. Drive to the multi-functional Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome’s "City of Music." Situated on the site of the 1960 Olympic Games, the complex includes spaces for commercial, recreational, exhibition and study activities that take nicknames such as the “computer mice” “turtle” and “blob.” Go to the MAXXI (National Museum of the 21st Century Arts), designed by Zaha Hadid after an international design competition. The multifaceted space blends art and cutting edge architecture to create an innovative complex for music, photography and film. Next, admire Richard Meier’s Ara Pacis Museum, built to house the ancient Ara Pacis altar commissioned by Emperor Augustus. Conclude at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome (MACRO), housed in a former brewery and former slaughterhouse. Its permanent collection includes a selection of abstract art that is among the finest examples of the Italian art scene since the 1960s.

Private Tour of Rome's "Piazze" + Ara Pacis Museum

6. Private Tour of Rome's "Piazze" + Ara Pacis Museum

Enjoy a 3 hour guided tour of the most iconic places in the Eternal City. These include the "Piazze", those picturesque and beautiful squares that are among the most representative symbols of the city. Walking around Rome, you'll discover the super famous Piazza Navona with its ornate fountains, baroque palazzi (mansions) and colorful casts of street artists.  You can also simply people watch and see the world go by. You'll then see the Pantheon, a striking 2,000-year-old temple, now a church, that also represents the best preserved of Rome’s ancient monuments, and one of the most influential buildings in the western world. This tour can't skip the wonderful Trevi Fountain: A flamboyant baroque ensemble of mythical figures, and wild horses, that takes up the entire side of the 17th-century Palazzo Poli. Don't forget what the legend says: throw a coin with your back facing the fountain, and you'll come back to Rome, sooner or later! Of course, your guide will show you Piazza di Spagna, with its very famous Spanish Steps (Scalinata della Trinità dei Monti).  You will then have the chance to enjoy Ara Pacis Museum at your own pace. This was the first architectural space to be created in the historical center of Rome following the end of the Fascist era. Discover its rooms and secrets, and travel back in time.

Rome Airport Transfer & Private 3-Hour City Tour by Car

7. Rome Airport Transfer & Private 3-Hour City Tour by Car

Book your private airport transfer from the Rome airport and enjoy a tour of the city by luxury car as well, on this service that’s priced for a group of up to 3 passengers. If you’re not sure what you’d like to see in Rome you can choose one of the following options: Discover Ancient Rome Your tour begins at the ancient Circus Maximus, situated between the Palatine and Aventine hills, and continues on to the Roman Forum, which was the center of public life in ancient Rome. Admire the Domus Aurea, the golden house built by Nerone after the great fire of 64 A.D. and end with a visit to the Ara Pacis, an altar dedicated to the Roman goddess of Peace. Discover Modern Rome On this tour you’ll see the highlights of dynamic, modern Rome. Ride in comfort as you admire the contemporary architecture of the city. Zaha Hadid, Richard Meier, Renzo Piano, and Fuxas are a few of the important architects inspired by Rome, and they have created a new artistic chapter for the Eternal City. You’ll visit the MACRO, the MAXXI, the Auditorium, and the Ara Pacis Museum. The location of these attractions, outside the better-known historic center, provides an opportunity to explore different areas of the city. Shopping Tour Visit the main shopping streets in Rome on this tour option. In just a few hours you’ll enjoy an exciting shopping experience. Your driver will not only take you the shops in the center of the city but also to the top outlets in the countryside. A tour guide is not included, a suggestion may be to bring a guidebook. Remember to check on the website the opening times of the location you want to visit and the price of entrance ticket. Entrance fees are not included.

Discovering Historic Rome: Half-Day Private Tour by Car

8. Discovering Historic Rome: Half-Day Private Tour by Car

Travel back to the days of the Roman Empire on a private tour by car, following an historical itinerary that can be tailored to a specific site you want to see. Your driver will collect you from your hotel and take you on a journey full of architectural treasures. Follow in the footsteps of Roman emperors, gladiators, charioteers and the everyday citizens of Rome, as you drive to the Circus Maximus, Colosseum and Roman Forum. Traveling by comfortable car, relax as you explore the views from Palatine Hill. Go to the ruins of the Domus Aurea (“Golden House”), the porticoed villa built by Emperor Nero on the hills of Rome after the great fire of 64AD. End at the Ara Pacis near to the River Tiber, and see the remarkable friezes and historic altar dedicated to the Roman goddess of Peace. A tour guide is not included, a suggestion may be to bring a guidebook. Remember to check on the website the opening times of the location you want to visit and the price of entrance ticket.  Entrance fees are not included.

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What people are saying about Ara Pacis

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 1,521 reviews

It was a wonderful experience in Rome. My Rome Pass allowed me and my travel companion, who had a Rome Pass of his own, to visit many different places for free, and even allowed us a free bus ride.

Great value ! And you can actually pick up your Roma Pass from any Travel Information center, not just the two listed above. I picked up mine from the Termini Central Station

Perfect The tickets for the Mausoleum and for the Ara Pacis were sent to me by the organizer without my having to go to the meeting point

It saved us a lot of money on public transports, museums and so.. I recommend it for everyone staying 2-3 days in Rome.

Book everything in advance and read all the instructions.