Vatican & Rome is the product of the decades of experience of Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi (ORP), an activity of the Vicariate of Rome, set up in 1933 to accompany pilgrims on itineraries of the spirit around the world, offering the best spiritual, technical and organisational assistance.
With its pilgrimages ORP has, in the last 85 years, carried out a precious pastoral service, accompanying hundreds of thousands of faithful to the sanctuaries of Lourdes and Fatima, to the Holy Land, to Turkey, to Santiago de Compostela and several other landmarks and countries in Europe and around the world.
In 2007 ORP created Roma Cristiana, a structure specialized in welcoming visitors from all nations and of all languages and religious creeds to the Eternal City, providing specialist tours to the main historical, artistic and spiritual sites in the City of Rome.
In this contest the OMNIA Vatican & Rome project was born, in conjunction with Roma Capitale and Zètema Progetto Cultura. OMNIA Vatican & Rome is an integrated services card that makes it easier to visit the city’s most beautiful sites: the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica or the Vatican Gardens, the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, the Basilica of St. John in Lateran and its Cloister, with priority entrance, without queues, also giving access to the service of Vatican & Rome Open Bus and to free city public transport.