About The City Sightseeing Rome Tour:
City Sightseeing Rome is a fun and flexible hop-on hop-off bus tour service that lets visitors explore the Italian capital at their own pace. Discover 8 stops aboard a red open-top double decker bus. These vehicles are ideal for travelling between the Eternal City's top attractions.
Each bus is equipped with digital audio commentary in 8 languages (headphones provided), free on-board Wi-Fi and complimentary city maps. Use the Wi-Fi to download a free Rome Walking Tour App. This app features its own commentary plus interactive routes which allow you to discover hidden gems just as easily as if you were still on the bus.
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Ticket Usage Instructions:
After purchase you will immediately receive a ticket voucher via email. Please exchange this for tour passes at any of the following locations:
• Printed Tickets: Printed tickets can be presented to the driver or another member of staff at any City Sightseeing Rome bus stop.
• E-Tickets: Those wishing to present their voucher on a mobile device should go to one of City Sightseeing Rome's four visitor centres. Staff here will issue you with tour passes:
- 1) Colosseum Visitor Centre (Via IV Novembre, 147). Open: 09:00-19:00.
- 2) Vatican Visitor Centre (Via della Conciliazione, 4). Open: 09:30-17:30.
- 3) Repubblica Visitor Centre (Piazza della Repubblica - Eataly). Open: 09:00-16:00.
- 4) Stazione Termini Visitor Centre (Via Giolitti, 36). Open: 09:00-18:00.
Rome Maxi Combo:
Why not save a few Euros by combining your bus tour pass with two of Rome's iconic visitor attractions? All of our bus tour + attraction combo tickets are valid for 48-hours.
Rome Maxi Combo | 48-Hour Bus Tour + Vatican Museums + Colosseum.
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- Skip-The-Line Vatican Museums + 48-Hour Bus Tour | Click To Book.
- Skip-The-Line St Peter's Basilica + 48-Hour Bus Tour | Click To Book.
Things To See And Do In Rome:
The Colosseum (also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre) is the largest structure of its kind in the world and stands today as one of the most iconic and impressive examples of Roman architecture in the world. Venture inside and see where an estimated 50-80,000 spectators once viewed grizzly gladiatorial contests in addition to classical dramas, public speeches, animal hunts and more. Besides a few temporary reconstructions the interior area typically lacks its original wooden floor, but this only exposes the intricate subterranean 'hypogeum', a network of corridors which once held gladiators and animals prior to a contest.
On the west side of the Colosseum you'll find the Arch of Constantine, a triumphal arch constructed in 315 to commemorate Constantine I's victory in battle over Maxentius. The former is famously remembered as the first Christian emperor as well as the founder of the 'Eastern' Roman Empire, commonly referred to as Byzantium. This monument represents a profound shift in socio-political thought throughout the Roman Empire in its later years.
The Roman Forum is a sprawling landmark situated in a small valley between the Palatine and Capitoline Hills. Amidst the sprawling ruins of this ancient government district lie the remnants of some of the oldest and most historically significant buildings in the capital. It is a place that attracts over 4 million sightseers annually, not just because of its centrality, but also on account of the fact that some of the Forum's better preserved monuments, such as the Temple of Saturn and the Basilica of Maxentius, represent timeless treasures.
Without a doubt the Trevi Fountain exudes all the splendour of the most romantic depictions of Imperial Rome. Completed in 1762 it is the largest baroque fountain in the city and features spectacularly beautiful sculpted adornments. Recent tradition states that if you plan on throwing a coin into the waters you should do so using the right hand over the left shoulder. The act is meant to symbolise a guaranteed return to Rome. Around 3000 Euros are collected from the Trevi Fountain daily. This money is used to supplement programmes for the poor.
The Roman Pantheon is the Italian capital's best preserved ancient monument. Its foundation dates back to 27-25 BC, though the current building is the result of a rebuilding by Emperor Hadrian around 126 AD. Despite its age the Pantheon remains almost entirely intact, and its central rotunda sports what is still the world's largest unreinforced concrete dome.
Arriving at the Vatican don't miss a chance to explore St. Peter's Basilica. Much like Rome's other iconic landmarks this centre of worship is the largest of its kind not just in Italy, but the world! The vast nave alone is an awesome testament to Renaissance architectural ingenuity and grandeur. Its most striking feature is its 136 meter high dome, designed by Michelangelo around the time he became the basilica's principle architect in 1547. Depending on which time of day you visit St. Peter's you may have the pleasure of seeing the sun's crepuscular rays shining through the windows at the base of the dome.