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Roma Pass: 48 or 72-Hour City Card

1. 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, the National Roman Museums, the Caracalla Baths, Borghese Gallery, Circo Massimo, Archaeological Park of Appia Antica, 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. Here is a list of museums, archaeological sites, and experiences included: • Accademia Nazionale di San Luca• Circo Massimo• Circo Massimo Experience• Forum Pass Super (Roman Forum, the Imperial Fora and the Palatine)• Galleria Borghese• Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Roma Capitale• Galleria Nazionale Duarte Antica in Palazzo Barberini and Palazzo Corsini • Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea• Galleria Spada• Journeys through ancient Rome• Mausoleo di Augusto• MAXXI - Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo• Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali• Musei Capitolini• Musei Capitolini - Centrale Montemartini• Musei di Villa Torlonia• Musei di Villa Torlonia - Casina delle Civette• Musei di Villa Torlonia - Casino Nobile• Musei di Villa Torlonia – Serra Moresca• Museo Carlo Bilotti Aranciera di Villa Borghese• Museo Civico di Zoologia• Museo dell’Ara Pacis• Museo della Repubblica Romana e della memoria garibaldina• Museo delle Mura• Museo di Casal de’ Pazzi• Museo di Roma• Museo di Roma in Trastevere• Museo di Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco• Museo Napoleonico• Museo Nazionale degli Strumenti Musicali (reduced ticket only)• Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant’Angelo• Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Venezia (service with Roma Pass temporarily suspended)• Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia• Museo Nazionale Romano• Museo Nazionale Romano - Crypta Balbi• Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Altemps• Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo• Museo Nazionale Romano - Terme di Diocleziano• Museo Pietro Canonica a Villa Borghese• Museum of Civilisations• Museum of Civilisations - Museo Nazionale Preistorico ed Etnografico "Luigi Pigorini"• Museum of Civilisations - Museo Nazionale dell’Alto Medioevo• Museum of Civilisations - Museo Nazionale delle Arti e Tradizioni Popolari• Museum of Civilisations - Museo Nazionale d’Arte Orientale• Palazzo Valentini - Archaeological Area of the Domus Romane• Parco archeologico del Colosseo, Foro Romano & Palatino • Parco archeologico del Colosseo, Foro Romano & Palatino - Colosseo (Anfiteatro Flavio)• Parco archeologico del Colosseo, Foro Romano & Palatino - Palatino e Foro Romano• Parco Archeologico dell'Appia Antica• Parco Archeologico dell'Appia Antica - Antiquarium Di Lucrezia Romana• Parco Archeologico dell'Appia Antica - Complesso di Capo di Bove• Parco Archeologico dell'Appia Antica - Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella e Castrum Caetani• Parco Archeologico dell'Appia Antica - Parco Delle Tombe Della Via Latina• Parco Archeologico dell'Appia Antica - Villa dei Quintili e Santa Maria Nova• Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica• Terme di Caracalla• Villa di Massenzio & Mausoleo di Romolo

Ostia Antica: Archaeological Park Entry Ticket and Pemcards

2. Ostia Antica: Archaeological Park Entry Ticket and Pemcards

Step back in time and wander through the beautifully-preserved streets and villas of ancient Ostia, a coastal city just outside of Rome. Explore the archaeological park at your own pace, imagine life here thousands of years ago, and send a unique postcard to friends or family. According to legend, Ancus Marcius, king of Rome, founded Ostia in 620 BC as a Roman colony on the mouth of the Tiber. The remains of the town were later covered in silt from the river, leaving buildings, frescoes, and mosaics preserved in excellent condition and providing a vivid picture of ancient life. Walk through the archaeological park and check out its many highlights. These include two-story Roman apartment blocks and the seaside villas of Procoio which contain a large bath complex and an amphitheater lined with striking theatrical masks made from stone. As part of this experience, you can turn your own digital photos into a postcard to send to friends and family anywhere in the world.

Rome: Ostia Antica Private Guided Tour

3. Rome: Ostia Antica Private Guided Tour

Discover the preserved archaeological remains of Ostia Antica, founded in the 4th century BC, and once home to more than 100,000 Roman citizens. Visit one of the largest sites in the world, second only to the excavations of Pompeii. Discover this Roman city through the places that characterize it, and the stories and anecdotes related to it. See the remains of taverns, thermal baths, warehouses, and theaters, and walk the main Decumanus Maximus. Get an idea of what Roman cities were like at that time, how they lived, and what they did every day. You will live a "real day in ancient Rome."

From Rome: Ostia Antica 4-Hour Guided Tour

4. From Rome: Ostia Antica 4-Hour Guided Tour

Journey back in time to the days of the Roman Empire on a half-day tour of Ostia Antica, the ancient harbor city that once served Ancient Rome. Journey by train from the "Eternal City" in less than 20 minutes, accompanied by an expert guide. Then, explore an archaeological site said by many to be more beautiful - and certainly less crowded - than Pompeii. Located at the "mouth" of the River Tiber, Ostia was the gateway (and gate keeper) of Rome in ancient times. Learn the history of the city and its importance to the Roman Republic. Hear how grains from Sicily, marble from Africa, slaves from Asia and wine from Spain were all processed in the port city on their way to Rome. See ancient shops that remain intact, such as a fish shop with its stunning mosaics. Discover one of the best preserved Roman theaters in the world, still used for occasional performances to this day. Marvel at the monuments of the Capitolium at the very heart of public life in the city. Enter the private houses of former citizens, and enjoy the green and pleasant surroundings. A restaurant and cafe is located inside the park for your convenience when you want a break from history!

Rome: Guided Ancient Ostia River Cruise & Archaeology Tour

5. Rome: Guided Ancient Ostia River Cruise & Archaeology Tour

Experience Rome from water and from land with a guided boat tour down the Tiber and a guided walking excursion through the ancient Ancient Ostia archaeological site. Learn about the area’s commercial history and step into ancient history with your guide. Start your cruise down the Tiber River, navigating through the natural reserve’s rich flora and fauna. Spend the 2-hour cruise on the deck learning about the nature and history of the river. Arrive at the Ostia Antica Excavation Park and take a break at a nearby restaurant or bookshop.  Discover the excavation site of the oldest colonial city founded in the 7th century BC by the Romans and its main port. Discover how its 55 hectares make it one of the most significant archaeological sites in the world. Learn about ancient Roman customs and admire the ruins of countless monuments. Walk along the main artery of Ostia, the Decumanus Maximus, and visit the Baths of Neptune from the second century AD. See the Roman theater from the first century AD, which could accommodate up to 2,500 people at the time, and get a 360-degree view of the whole city. Visit the Forum of Corporations, where goods from all over the Mediterranean were sold, and the thermal baths, the public baths, the mills, and the bread ovens which were used to feed the inhabitants of Rome. Wander through the alleys, streets, and squares decorated by ancient fountains and houses. Enter the Thermopolium, a perfectly preserved Roman restaurant, and the Fullonica, where fabrics were dyed. Cross the main square, past the warehouses and the Porta Romana where you can admire countless mausoleums and tombs along the ancient Via Ostiense.

From Rome: Ostia Antica Ruins

6. From Rome: Ostia Antica Ruins

Your private driver will pick you up from your accommodation in central Rome and, in about 45 minutes, you’ll reach Ostia Antica where you’ll first tour the ruins (skip-the-line tickets included). Be led by an official licensed tour guide. The ancient Roman city of Ostia was in antiquity situated at the mouth of the river Tiber, some 30-kilometers to the west of Rome. The shoreline moved seawards due to silting from the Middle Ages until the 19th century. Therefore, Ostia is today still lying next to the Tiber. The river was used as harbor, but in the Imperial period, two harbor basins were added to the north, near Leonardo da Vinci Airport. The harbor district was called Portus, Latin for "harbor." This tour focuses on some of the archaeological remains of Imperial Ostia and Portus. Then you’ll spend some time visiting by yourself the wonderful medieval neighborhood near the ruins, stopping for lunch at your own expense. At the end of the tour, sit back, relax and enjoy your short drive back to your hotel in Rome. The duration of your tour is about 7 hours and you can expect to be back at your hotel around 16:00, depending on local traffic.

Rome: Ostia Antica Guided Tour in German with Tickets

7. Rome: Ostia Antica Guided Tour in German with Tickets

We show you Ostia Antica, a once prosperous city with a direct view of the sea. You will experience the characteristic buildings of ancient city life with our German-speaking city guides. Entrance tickets and headsets are included in the price. - € 71 for adults aged 26 and over - € 59 for young people between the ages of 18 and 25 (please bring ID) - € 47 for children between 13 and 17 years - € 35 for children between 5 and 12 years under 4 years free. The tour ends in the archaeological park. From here you have the option to go back to Rome or one stop further to the beach of Ostia (Ostia Lido).

Ostia Antica: Archaeological Guided Private Tour

8. Ostia Antica: Archaeological Guided Private Tour

Ostia Antica was the first Roman colony, founded in the seventh century BC at the mouth of the River Tiber, and is still today the largest archaeological site on the planet. Thanks to an expert archaeological guide and impressive graphic reconstructions, you will take a journey back in time to discover the secrets and daily life of the ancient Romans. You will walk along theDecumanus Maximus, the main street of the city, to admire the splendid mosaics of the Baths of Neptune, the majestic theater decorated with marble masks and the imposingForum Square, dominated by the Capitolium, a great temple dedicated to the most important gods of Rome: Jupiter, Juno and Minerva. Finally, you will discover details and curiosities about daily life in ancient times by exploring the insulae (the ancestors of our apartment buildings) and the rich domus(villas) of the patricians, the ancient shops and restaurants (such as the thermopolium, similar to our fast-food restaurants!) and even the public toilets (latrinae)! Please note that in the winter season the mosaic floors of the archaeological site are covered for preservation reasons, so they are not visible during the visits in winter. Thank you

Rome: Private Ostia Antica Tour

9. Rome: Private Ostia Antica Tour

Embark on a fascinating voyage back in time on our Ostia Antica tour and explore the magnificently preserved remains of the Roman Empire’s most important port. Just half an hour from the Eternal City by train, the vast ruins of Ostia Antica rival Pompeii for their size and incredible state of preservation - but without the crowds! Spectacularly sited in the Roman countryside surrounded by umbrella pines and swaying cypress trees, learn why the harbour city of Ostia was a vital cog in the massive machinery of the Roman empire. Wandering through buildings still rich with the traces of everyday life and decorated with wonderful mosaics, frescoes and statues, discover what it was really like to live in an ancient Roman town over two millennia ago. Exploring Ostia’s grid of streets in the company of one of our expert guides, we’ll paint a fascinating portrait of ancient life in all its variety. Visit cramped apartment blocks and luxurious villas, recreating the lives of the people who once lived here and whose memories still echo through these haunting spaces. Unravel political intrigues in the town’s Forum and discover the mysteries of complex pagan rites in Ostia’s countless temples. Visit some of antiquity’s best preserved baths decorated with fabulous mosaics and learn all about the trade networks that sustained the city in its atmospheric marketplace - goods of all kinds arrived here daily from the furthest flung corners of the known world on their way to Rome, from grain to wine, slaves and exotic animals. Climbing the marble bleachers of the city’s spectacular theatre meanwhile, we'll enjoy breathtaking views of the ruins stretching out in all directions. At Ostia the smallest details of daily life in the ancient world can be recreated with astonishing precision, and you might be amazed to discover how little some things have changed. Wander through an ancient bakery and get a close-up look at the grain mills and ovens that churned out vast quantities of bread for a hungry populace, and admire mosaics that pay homage to the sea’s bounty at a fishmonger’s. Best of all, pop in to the extraordinary thermopolium - the ancient world’s equivalent of a fast-food restaurant - where the menu is advertised in vibrant mosaics on the walls. You can still practically smell the pungent aroma of fishy garum sauce lingering in the air. A trip to Rome's fascinating ancient port is a unique opportunity to experience the distant age of antiquity in the flesh. The awe-inspiring archaeological park of Ostia Antica is still far from the usual tourist itineraries, but it won’t stay under the radar forever - book your Ostia Antica tour today and discover the ancient world’s best kept secret!

Rome: Ostia Antica Private Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line

10. Rome: Ostia Antica Private Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line

Have a walk through the Roman ruins in the old town of Ostia Antica, a small Pompeii just a few kilometers away from Rome. Discover the history of a settlement that can be traced back to the beginning of the 4th century B.C., which served as a military outpost to control not only access to the Tiber but also its lower course and nearby areas, in order to defend Rome. After meeting your guide, skip the entrance lines to explore Ostia, the first Roman colony. Hear about its role as a river port that acquired a commercial function to supply Rome with foodstuffs, particularly wheat, even if its strategic military function as a naval base certainly prevailed.  Learn about how the city was later surrounded by a new circle of walls that circumscribed an urban area of about 50 hectares, divided into five regions or neighborhoods. While there, see Neptune's Thermal Baths, the theatre, the forum, the House of Diana, and more.

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It was worth it to us after so many hours a day walking public transport is appreciated. We also did the Coliseum, Palatine and Roman forum included in the price and the castle of San Angelo for half the price with the card. More can be squeezed out if you visit other discount sites.

The card is an excellent solution for being able to use various means of transport within 72 hours. It is also possible to visit two museums for free. I definitely recommend it! I remind you that the Leonardo train from Fiumicino airport to Termini station is not included.

Excellent because it is complete, you can get around on the metro for the duration of the pass and 2 free admissions to museums!

Roma pass is ideal for visiting and being able to move around Rome unlimited with public transport. the top

Very convenient for Metro and buses. Used discount tickets for museums and attractions in Rome