Rome and Vatican Pass: Golden VisitPass
Rome is an exciting collage of ruins, art, vibrant street life and gastronomy. One of its staples is the walled sovereign state overlooking ancient Rome from the Vatican Hill. Despite being the smallest country in the world, it's artistic, religious and historical heritage is mindblowing. With the incredible St. Peter’s Basilica and Square at its core, it features many of Italy’s most renowned masterpieces. Majority of these artworks reside in the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, though there is more to explore. However, the number of curious visitors make it quite troublesome to get in. Plus, all the different tickets, entrances and rules can give one a headache. That is unless you get your hands on a special Vatican pass!
Don’t let the Vatican melt your ice-cream as you wait for hours to get in. Instead, let it melt your heart. Treat yourself to a Vatican pass that saves you from hours of queuing. Rome Gold VisitPass offers a dedicated fast-track access to the most awe-inspiring of Vatican treasures including the Vatican Museums, Sistine chapel as well as St. Peter’s Basilica. Though, your golden adventure doesn’t stop there! Dive even deeper into Rome’s history in Castel Sant’Angelo, the mausoleum, fortress and papal safe haven in times of need.
That seems like quite a good deal, but we are not done yet! Rome Gold VisitPass comes with incredible POP audio guides for all of the mentioned attractions as well as the ancient Pantheon. Plus, you are free to download and use the CityPass app - an interactive map full of sightseeing suggestions, interesting, exciting information, and discounts that POP out as you walk through the city.
How does it work?
- Click “Book” and select the date and time you wish to collect your pass
- Select the number of passes
- Complete the online purchase
- Upon your arrival in Rome visit one of our offices
- Provide your booking reference number or QR code and claim your pass
- Select your itinerary
This Rome tourist pass helps save a great deal of time, money and hassle. With Rome Gold VisitPass you secure access to most of the attractions in advance and are free to set your itinerary upon arrival to Rome.
The experiences that wait to be unraveled with this Vatican pass include:
- Special dedicated access to St Peter’s Basilica
- Fast-track entry to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
- Reserved fast-track entry to Castel Sant’Angelo
All that comes hand in hand with a practical audio guide: POP Guide. You can download POP Guide into your smartphone and enjoy all of the sites with a detailed, knowledgeable commentary. Besides the audio guide to St Peter’s Basilica, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Castel Sant’Angelo, the Rome Gold VisitPass also treats you to an audio guide to the ancient Pantheon.
That’s not all though! Your Rome card will also come with access to the incredible CityPASS application. CityPass is an interactive map that includes interesting information about the city and all its sights. It can suggest you the best sightseeing routes as well as the best and fastest ways to get places. Plus, you will get access to many offers and discounts from local businesses. There is no need to search for anything; relevant notifications pop up as you walk through the city.
The cherry on top? Your Rome and Vatican pass also includes 48-hour transport ticket valid for unlimited metro, bus, and train travel within Rome for 48 hours from the initial validation.
History Sneak Peek
The ancient city of Rome, thanks to its long and eventful history, has plenty to offer for exploration. One of the most visited places in Rome is the Vatican City. It sits on the low Vatican hill on the banks of the river Tiber. Looking at its bare walls from the outside, one could hardly guess historical, artistic and religious richness that hides behind. Millions of visitors come to marvel at its treasures every year.
How did it all come together?
Although it has the word “city” in its name, the Vatican is actually a sovereign state, the smallest one in the whole world. Its official name is the State of the Vatican City, and its political body is led by the Pope. Despite its centuries-long history, the state is quite young as the treaty that sealed its independence was only signed in 1929.
However, its art and architecture is a compilation of centuries of creativity and craftsmanship. Many of its greatest treasures come from the 9th and 10th centuries all the way to the Renaissance period as that’s when the Vatican reached the height of its political power. In fact, the popes had gradually taken control over the surrounding regions creating the so-called Papal States. The architecture, sculptures, and paintings that awe the visitors to this day come from these the golden years. For instance, you can admire the works of Michelangelo, Raphael, and Sandro Botticelli.
Other sites on your Rome Gold VisitPass are Castel Sant’Angelo and the Pantheon. Castel Sant’Angelo has quite a history transforming from family mausoleum to a fort to a refuge for Popes in times of danger.
Though, if you are looking for the most ancient of sights, Pantheon is what you should visit. It’s the oldest well-preserved building in Rome. While the entry is free, the VisitPass provides your with the POP audio guide to learn more about its history.
Book your Vatican pass today and discover the best of Rome with ease!