A new tourist package known as the Omnia Vatican & Rome card offers visitors to Rome an integrated tour of the city, combining the major sites of the capital and the Vatican. Valid for three days, it includes unlimited use of the Roma Cristiana open bus, as well as the city’s regular buses, trams, metro and train to Ostia Antica, and allows visitors to skip queues.
The initiative is a joint venture between the city and the Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi, the Vatican-run agency which provides spiritual itineraries of the city. ORP vice president Bishop Liberio Andreatta said “Vistors get three full days that are completely organised. They can get a historical, cultural and religious point of view on the city itself and its 2,000 years of Christianity.”
The itinerary includes the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, the Vatican Gardens, Colosseum, Roman Forum, Capitoline museums, Palatine hill, the Mamertine prison and audio-guides of the four papal basilicas. The tickets, which can be bought online, cost €85 for adults, €35 for children aged six to ten, and free for children under six.
In addition to an illustrated guidebook available in four languages, the package also has a calendar of religious events in the city.