Roma Pass - Museums and Archaeological Sites

When you purchase your 72-hour Card you will find enclosed Roma Pass, a special travel card issued by Rome Council, also valid 72 hours, that allows you free access to the public transport network and free entrance to 2 Museums or Archaeological Sites plus a reduced price visit of your choice among 40 other sites of interest.


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Rome offers a vast variety of Museums and Archaeological Sites that deserve to be visited. This Card gives you access to Archaeological Sites such as the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Palatine; or the Excavations of Ancient Ostia and the Baths of Caracalla.

Also of great interest are the many Museums on the history of Rome, such as the Capitoline Museums, the National Roman Museum and the Museum of Roman Civilisation; or the Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia.

If instead you wish to enter the world of Ancient and Modern Art, we recommend the National Gallery of Palazzo Barberini or the National Modern Art Gallery. Or, for Contemporary Art, the Macro and the Maxxi Musuems.

The Museums and Archaeological Areas included in the Roma Pass Circuit

  • National Academy of Saint Luke (Free)
  • Ancient Appian Way - Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella and the Castrum Caetani
  • Ancient Appian Way – Baths of Caracalla
  • Ancient Appian Way - Villa of the Quintili
  • The Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine (Entrance reserved for Roma Pass holders) RESERVATIONS REQUIRED by following one of the three modes:
  1. On-line, required booking fee 2€ (with credit card)  click here 
  2. Call center at 0639967575 – required booking fee 2€ (with credit card)
  3. At the Roman Forum - Palatine ticket offices, only on the day of the visit (upon availability)- the ticket office will issue a free receipt with the admission time.
  • Borghese Gallery RESERVATIONS REQUIRED by following one of the two modes:
  1. Call center +39 06 32810
  2. Send a mail
  • Rome Modern Art Gallery
  • National Gallery of Ancient Art in Palazzo Barberini and Palazzo Corsini
  • Spada Gallery
  • National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art
  • MACRO – Rome Contemporary Art Museum
  • MAXXI - National Museum of 21st Century Arts
  • Trajan’s Markets - Museum of the Imperial Forums
  • Capitoline Museums
  • Capitoline Museums - Centrale Montemartini (Electricity plant Montemartini)
  • Museums of Villa Torlonia
  • Carlo Bilotti Orangery Museum in Villa Borghese (Free)
  • Civic Zoology Museum
  • Ara Pacis Museum
  • Museum of Roman Civilization
  • Museum of the Roman Republic and of the Garibaldian Memory (Free)
  • Museum of the City Walls (Free)
  • Casal de’ Pazzi Museum
  • Rome Museum
  • Rome Trastevere Museum
  • Museum of Ancient Sculpture Giovanni Barracco
  • Napoleonic Museum (Free)
  • National Museum of Musical Instruments
  • National Museum of Castel Sant’Angelo (Turnstiles reserved for Roma Pass holders)
  • National Museum of Palazzo Venezia
  • National Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia
  • National Roman Museum - Crypta Balbi
  • National Roman Museum - Palazzo Altemps
  • National Roman Museum - Palazzo Massimo
  • National Roman Museum – Baths of Diocletian
  • Pietro Canonica Museum in Villa Borghese (Free)
  • National Prehistoric and Ethnographical Museum "Luigi Pigorini"
  • National Museum of the High Middle Ages
  • National Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions
  • The National Museum of Oriental Art
  • Palazzo Valentini – Archaeological Area of the Domus Romane
  • Excavations of Ancient Ostia
  • Villa of Maxentius and Romulus Mausoleum (Free)

The public transport system


Free access to the Rome Metro, Lines A, B, B1 and C


Free access on buses and trams operated by ATAC

REGIONAL RAILWAYS within the Municipality of Rome

  • Roma-Lido,
  • Rome Flaminio Piazza del Popolo-Viterbo
  • Roma-Giardinetti


  • Special links TPL Local Public Transport Atac,
  • Trenitalia Freccia Rossa regional railways,
  • Special link Roma Tiburtina / Termini - Fiumicino Airport, operated by COTRAL
  • Trenitalia connection "Non stop" Roma Termini-Fiumicino Airport (Leonardo Express)
  • Connections to and from Fiumicino and Ciampino Airports;

The Map

Rome Metro Network

Points of interest

The National Roman Museum

The National Roman Museum houses collections themed on the history and culture of the city in ancient times.

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The museum was established in 1889 (and opened the following year) to collect the antiquities of the city dated between the fifth century BC, and the third century AD. The Roman archaeological collections of the Kircher Museum and the numerous finds that were discovered in the city were added to it after the urban transformations of Rome. determined by its new role as capital of the Kingdom of Italy, were initially intended to be exhibited in a "Tiberine Museum", which was, however, never created. In 1901 the Villa Ludovisi was bought by the State and the important collection of ancient sculptures was transferred to the museum.


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