Practical information : Sightseeing Rome
The Italian national museums are closed on Mondays. Prefer visits during the week, even if there is still a large number of visitors to Rome, you will at least avoid weekend tourists
To be booked
Don't forget to book the Galleria Borghese(https://www.gebart.it/ ), it is rare to find last minute tickets. To avoid waiting, you can also book your entrance with asaltafila ticket for the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums
Budget & Tips
Tickets to Roman monuments and museums are often combined, so remember to keep your tickets and check that you have not already paid when you visit again!
Remember also that admission is often free for EU residents under 18 and reduced for those under 25. If you are a Parisian, thanks to the twinning of Rome with Paris, you benefit from free admission to the municipal museums. You will find the list on the website(http://www.museiincomuneroma.it/).
Think of the Roma Pass: This multipurpose pass gives access to most of the archaeological sites and museums in Rome. It gives you two free entries (for the 3-day pass) for the first two places you visit, and then reduced rates for the following visits. A big advantage of the card: free public transport in Rome for the 2 or 3 days, depending on the option chosen! Points of sale: museums, tourist offices, online(www.romapass.it) or by phone (+39 06 06 08). Please note that online, you can only collect the Roma Pass 24 hours after purchase. Pass 48h: 28 €; 72h: 38,50 €
Much more expensive, the Vatican OMNIA Card allows you to visit basilicas and monuments of great religious and cultural interest in Rome and offers access to the Roma Cristiana Open Bus as well as to the city's public transport. Sites such as the Colosseum, the Capitoline Museum and forty museums are also included in the card. The OMNIA Card 72 hours costs € 113, the OMNIA Card 24 hours is € 55. The card can be purchased online(www.omniavaticanrome.org)
Like everywhere else: the red buses(www.city-sightseeing.com) allow you to visit the city in comfort. It is also possible to travel around the city by Vespa(www.myvespa.it) or Segway(www.segwayfunrome.com)
There is no main tourist office in Rome, but there are several PITs(punto informativo turistico) scattered throughout the city. Here are the main ones: piazza Pia (Castel Sant'Angelo), Fori Imperiali, via Minghetti (corner of via del Corso) and Stazione Termini (entrance via Giolitti). There are also some at Fiumicino and Ciampino airports, and another at the Vatican, largo del Colonnato, near San Pietro
Beware of the various touts at the metro exits who will offer you reduced-price tickets: always buy your tickets on the official website. Also avoid succumbing to the charm of the gladiators in front of the Colosseum, the photo is not free! Finally, for religious places, appropriate dress is required: no shorts or tank tops. Think about it, at the risk of not being able to enter.