My boyfriend and I got the Gold Pass on our trip in Rome and were really happy with it. It saves us a ton of time booking tickets. We were particularly happy with the Vatican tours, saved a lot fo time skipping the lines. The Audio guides are OK, though the best part of the app os the city map- full of info and discounts.
It was our first Segway experience and we had a great time! One hour is perfect to get a first impression on Trastevere and Marco had some really good recommendations for where to go for lunch and dinner afterwards!
This was my second time visiting, but first going underground. I enjoyed my visit this time soo much more. I definitely recommend it!
My kids loved the underground tour so much they're already asking when we're coming back to Rome to do it all again
So glad I bought my underground Colosseum ticket ahead of time. I only found out during my visit that the underground part of the complex isn't actually open to the general public. Now I know why it was important to buy my tickets ahead of time.
My husband and I decided to bring our kids to the Colosseum (thank goodness for fast-track tickets - waiting in long lines with 2 crazy kids ain't fun), and we had a great visit! The guided underground tour exceeded my expectations. Our kids particularly enjoyed pretending to be gladiators in the tunnels.
What is the Pantheon? Perhaps you have never heard of it, after all, it’s very, very old. In fact, the Pantheon is a former temple, today a church, which has been standing strong for almost 2000 years. It’s one of the most significant buildings in the Western culture. I bet you can’t wait to do the Pantheon tour! However, hearing this generous description, one would think that Pantheon, Rome, tickets would be unaffordable and the queues in front of it endless. If this is what you are thinking you are wrong. Pantheon entrance fee is nonexistent. Isn’t that great? Obviously, free entry makes visiting the Pantheon much easier. But who built the Pantheon, this imposing feat of architecture?
We can thank emperor Hadrian who constructed the monument over the earlier temple of Marcus Agrippa from 27 BC. When was the Pantheon built, you ask? Well, it has been standing proudly since 125 AC. Although its graying color betrays its respectable age, passing through its vast bronze gate is an exhilarating experience. After all, inside, you will be gazing up at the grandest unreinforced concrete dome in the world. That is the real fascination with the Pantheon! In fact, it’s by far the greatest architectural achievement of the ancient Rome.
Probably the next question you want to answer is: Where is the Pantheon? We have another piece of great news! The temple stands in the heart of the Eternal City, on a piazza circled by narrow lanes. Piazza Della Rotonda is a square full of life, cafes, bars, restaurants, and, often, live street performances! After your tour of the Pantheon, you can enjoy a fresh Italian gelato, a cup of coffee, or, simply, sit in the sun and people-watch. So, besides the architecture and history, you can also indulge the modern vibe that pulsates through the city.
Though you don’t need to purchase Pantheon tickets, there is an option to grab an informative Pantheon audio guide for just a couple of Euros. It’s handy and convenient but if you are after a high-quality experience, go for a guided Pantheon tour. The passionate narration of the guide will bring the temple’s story back to life. Better yet, Pantheon tours are often included as part of a general walking tour of Rome city center!