"Get a Roma Card" Tourist Info Tip by monica71
Tourist Info, Rome: 110 reviews and 89 photos
Favorite thing: Since we wanted to beat the tourist lines in as many places as possible, we decided to get a Roma Card. The cost of the card is 20 Euros per person (price will increase to 23 Euros starting Jan 2009) and it is valid for 3 consecutive days once you activate it.
The card comes with free admission to 2 museums or sites and free use of public transportation all over the city during these 3 days. After you use the card for the 2 free entrances, you can use it to also get a discount at other museums (show the card at the ticket counter). Another plus is that you also get a reduced rate on the 110 Open Bus ticket if you show them your Roma Card.
You can buy the card at any tourist information office (as we did), at the international airport (window was closed when we arrived, they open around 9:30am), at the bus ticket office, or from museums or site ticket windows. Your best bet to get the card is at any tourist office since there is no line and they never run out of them.
Once you get the card, you need to do the math and make sure you get the best out of it. We used our cards to enter the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and Colosseum (counts as 1 entry) and to enter the Capitoline Museum. We also used it on the 3rd day after 3pm to get a reduced price bus ticket on the 110 Open Bus (the ticket is valid for 24 hours after the time of your purchase, so by doing this we got 1 extra day of free transportation to the main sites of Rome).
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