July 23, 2011. (Romereports.com)
Part of Rome's allure are its great museums. But visiting them usually means waiting in long lines. Now there's an offer that can change all that.
It's called 'Omnia Vatican & Rome.' It's a card that makes life a bit easier for tourists or pilgrims visiting Rome and the Vatican. Bishop Liberius Andreatta
Vice President, Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi “We've put it all together. With a single purchase online or through any agency, clients get three full days that are completely organized. With the card, you don't waste time. Clients can get a historical, cultural and religious point of view on the city itself and its 2,000 years of Christianity.”
The packet is good for three days and includes unlimited use of Rome's public transportation. One can even get on and off tour buses and of course tickets to see the Vatican museums and even the Vatican Gardens are included. 'Omnia Vatican & Rome' also has an audio tour guide of the four papal basilicas, the Mamertine prison, the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine. Bishop Liberius Andreatta
Vice President, Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi "This is organized because of the high demand from tourists and pilgrims who visit Rome and can't always find a complete itinerary they're interested in. For the first time it offers city services and also cultural tours of Rome and the Vatican.”
The price is 85 euros for adults and 55 for children. It's free for kids 12 and younger.
Besides a map of the city, the packet also has a calendar of religious events and a schedule of different Masses around the city. The pass will open several doors for tourists....and probably prevent one or two headaches along the way.