Rome has several city pass options, but the best known—and most popular—is the Roma Pass.
The 48-hour Roma Pass entitles the holder to “free” entry to one museum, while the 72-hour Roma Pass entitles the holder entry to two museums. Additionally, the Roma Pass offers reduced rates to other museums, access to all public transport, discounts on entertainment and guided tours, and a kit that includes maps of the city and transportation routes as well as news about events.
Visitors can choose from about 45 participating museums, including the Colosseum, the Capitoline Museums, the Galleria Borghese, and the Ara Pacis. It includes the archaeological sites of Appia Antica and Ostia Antica. And it also includes lesser-known contemporary sites, such as the MAXXI.
The Roma Pass can be useful for just about every type of traveler, but especially students, weekend visitors, and second- or third-time visitors who want to check out museums that aren’t usually on the tourist itinerary. The fact that it has public transportation built right into it is also a nice touch. Another bonus – it can be purchased just about anywhere, including online and at tourism info kiosks.
See the Roma Pass website for further details.