Monday, July 4, 2011

Roma Pass

I have previously wrote on some travel tips on Italy and it can be found here and here.

As for those who intend to go to Rome, I would suggest getting the Roma Pass. This Roma Pass enables you to visit two attractions for free and also a 3 day free transportation around Rome. The problem with Rome is that most of the attractions i.e museums have an entrance fee and it is definitely more worth it getting this pass.

One thing about Rome is that it is a major tourist attraction and the long queues at the tourist attractions will totally spoil your mood. You can queue for almost 2 hours just to get into the Colosseum but if you purchase the Roma Pass, there will be a special lane  for all the Roma Pass holders. There will be also a lot of tour guides camping around the long queues just to convince you that you can skip pass the queue by joining their tour group which in the end is more expensive!
The queue on the left is for tourist to buy the entrance ticket whereas on the right is the lane for Roma Pass users :)

The Roma Pass can be bought in any grocery or sundry stall. I bought mine at the Main Train Station in Roma Termini. I can't exactly remember the price but I guess it was about 25 euros. Oh yes, maps in Italy are not free but it is included in the Roma Pass package.

As for buses and trams in Rome, they are rather straight forward as compared to the tubes in London. Apparently according to my friend, most of the people don't pay for the public transport because nobody checks. So yea if you are short on cash and desperate,.... go make Roma Sandwiches :) 

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