Omnia Card: Rome & Vatican
What’s the Rome Omnia Card?
The Rome & Vatican Omnia Card is a city pass for the city of Rome. It is an extension of the Roma Pass, which is included in the Omnia Card. The Roma Pass is missing some important services. The Omnia Card compensates for these deficits by adding three attractions:
- 72-hour Hop-on Hop-off bus
- Visit to the Vatican incl. Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
- Visit to St. Peter’s Basilica with priority admission and audio guide
The Roma Pass itself includes such important services as a visit to the Colosseum including the Forum Romanum and Palatine Hill, a visit to the Castel Sant’Angel and the use of public transport for up to 72 hours. In addition, you can visit other museums free of charge or at reduced prices.
The Rome & Vatican Omnia Card is valid for 72 hours from the first use. That’s how much time you have to make the most of your sightseeing pass. The card is available online. After purchase, you will receive a voucher which you can exchange for the physical pass in Rome.
Benefits of the Rome Omnia Card
- All benefits of the Roma Pass
- + Vatican, St. Peter’s & Hop-on Hop-off bus
- Free public transport in Rome
- 72 hours valid from first use
- Free travel brochure for Rome
- Pick up the card after arrival
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How Much Does the Omnia Card Cost?
- Adults & children from 10 years: €113.00
- Children 6 to 9 years: €80.00
On the official website the Rome & Vatican Omnia Card is offered regularly at a 10% discount. The reduced price for adults is only €101.70. For this price the Omnia Card is definitely worthwhile. Get the current daily price now.
What’s Included in the Omnia Card?
The Rome & Vatican Omnia Card includes all the benefits of the 72-hour Roma Pass. To fully understand the Omnia Card, you should read our information about the Roma Pass.
The Roma Pass includes many important sights and museums. Among them for example:
- Colosseum incl. Forum Romanum and Palatine Hill
- Castel Sant’Angel
- Musei Capitolino
- Galleria Borghese
You can visit two of these attractions for free with the Roma Pass. You will receive a discount on all other attractions.
In addition, with the Roma Pass you can use public transport in Rome free of charge for up to 72 hours. These are the main benefits of the Roma Pass.
What the Omnia Card Adds to the Roma Pass
To these benefits of the Roma Pass, the Omnia Card adds three attractions:
- 72 hours Hop-on Hop-off bus (value: €32)
- Fast track admission to the Vatican incl. the Sistine Chapel (value: €17)
- Preferred entrance and audio guide in St. Peter’s Basilica (value: €19.50)
Together with the price of the Roma Pass (€52) all services cost €120.50. The Omnia Card costs €113 as a regular card and is therefore slightly cheaper. That means, you save a few euros by buying the Omnia Card at the regular price. On the official website, however, the card is offered several days a week at a 10% discount (€101.70). If you buy the card at a discount it is definitely worthwhile.
Assessment of the Hop-on Hop-off buses
With the Omnia Card you can use the Roma Cristiana Hop-on Hop-off buses free of charge for 72 hours. That’s good, but there are better companies. The Roma Cristiana buses are rated with only 3/5 points on Tripadvisor . The buses of Big Bus, on the other hand, receive 4/5 points. The same picture can be seen at Get Your Guide. There too, Big Bus Rome is rated much better by customers than Roma Cristiana.
If you are particularly interested in the Hop-on Hop-off buses, you could create your own Omnia Card buy purchasing the Roma Pass and single tickets for the additional attractions:
Validity of the Rome Card
After the purchase you have up to 12 months to pick up and activate the Omnia Card in Rome. Activation takes place when you use the card at the first attraction or on public transport. From that moment on it is valid for 72 hours.
Is the Rome Omnia Card Worth it?
The Rome & Vatican Omnia Card is most worthwhile financially if you buy it at a reduced price. Check the official website to see if there is a discount campaign today or in the next few days. The usual discount is 10%.
Provided you have purchased the card at a good price, it is worth it if you want to take advantage of the following offers:
- Visit to the Vatican City
- Visit to St. Peter’s Basilica with audio guide and fast track admission
- Visit of the Colosseum incl. Forum Romanum and Palatine Hill
- Visit of Castle Sant’Angel
- Visit one more top attraction with the Roma Pass
- Hop-on Hop-off bus
- Public transport
This means that you should make extensive use of both Hop-on Hop-off buses and public transport to make the Omnia Card worthwhile for you. If you hardly want to ride on those buses you should rather buy the Roma Pass.
Even if you don’t save any money with the Omnia Card, it can be worth it because it is a convenient all-inclusive package. It includes the main top attractions, Hop-on Hop-off buses and public transport – all with one card at a fixed price.
When Isn’t the Omnia Card Worth it?
The Omnia Card is less worthwhile financially if you buy it at the regular price of €113. Better wait for the next discount campaign. A discount of 10% is common. Otherwise, it is better to buy the components of the Omnia Card separately.
If you do not want to use one of the three additional services (Vatican, St Peter’s, Hop-on Hop-off bus), the Omnia Card may not be worthwhile. Instead, it is better to buy the Roma Pass and the other components separately.
If you are particularly keen on riding the Hop-on Hop-off bus, you should not buy the Omnia Card, but rather a ticket for the Rome Big Bus. These buses are much more popular with customers than the Roma Cristiana buses.
Where Can You Get the Omnia Card?
The card is available on the official website RomeAndVaticanPass.com. There you will receive a voucher by e-mail after the purchase, which you can exchange for the real pass in Rome. There are four pick-up points in the city centre:
Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi
Piazza Pio XII, 9 (St. Peter’s Basilica)
Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm; Sunday & Vatican religious holidays: 9 am to 1 pm
Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi
Largo Argentina, Via dei Cestari 21 (Pantheon)
Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm; Sunday & Vatican religious holidays: 10 am to 1 pm
Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi
Piazza di Porta S.Giovanni, (St. John in the Lateran)
Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday & Vatican religious holidays: 10 am to 1 pm
Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi
Carcer Tullianum, Clivo Argentario
Montag bis Sonntag von 10.00 bis 17.00 Uhr; Sonntags und an Feiertagen: 10.00 bis 13.00 Uhr
Alternatively, the Omnia Card is also available from Get Your Guide. However, you will usually have to pay the full price (or even more) while there are discount campaigns on the official site. Get Your Guide also gives you a voucher which you must exchange for the real card at Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi at St. Peter’s Basilica.
FAQ About the Rome Card
Can I visit the attractions more than once?
No, each attraction can only be visited once with the Omnia Card. Your ticket will be validated electronically upon entry. Only the Hop-on Hop-off bus allows you to travel as often as you like within 72 hours.
How long is the Rome Omnia Card valid?
Once you have purchased the Rome & Vatican Omnia Card online, you can exchange the voucher for the real ticket in Rome within twelve months.
The card is only activated when you use it for the first time at an attraction. The card is then valid for 72 hours.
Can I freely choose the visiting hours?
Basically, yes. However, you should note that many museums in Rome are closed on Mondays. You should therefore plan your museum visits for Tuesday to Sunday, or check whether the attractions you want to visit are open on that day.
There are also limited contingents for the Colosseum and Palazzo Valentini. You must therefore reserve a ticket before your visit. You should do this as early as possible, because in the high season these attractions are sometimes sold out weeks in advance.
Do I need a ticket for my children?
The Omnia Card is also available for children between 6 and 9 years of age. They pay a reduced price. Older children must pay the regular price.
Children under 6 do not need their own Omnia Card. However, they may have to pay a reduced admission price at participating attractions.
Who can I contact if I have questions?
If you have questions about the Omnia Card, you can first read the official FAQ. If your question is not answered there, please call +44 (0)20 7293 0972.
If you are already in Rome, you can also contact one of the collection points, for example at St Peter’s Basilica: Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi – Piazza Pio XII, 9th floor.
Can I use public transport with the Omnia Card?
The Roma Pass included in the Omnia Card is valid for public transport within Rome. This includes the metro, trams and buses of the ATAC transport company.
Alternatives to the Omnia Card
If the Rome & Vatican Omnia Card is not suitable for you, the other Rome city passes may be of interest to you:
Roma Pass: The Roma Pass is included in the Omnia Card. It is the official museum pass of the city of Rome. It includes free or discounted admission to many museums and some archaeological sites such as the Colosseum including the Roman Forum. In addition, you can use public transport in Rome free of charge for up to 72 hours.
Turbo Pass Rome: An alternative to the Omnia Card is the Turbo Pass Rome. This city pass includes free access to many of Rome’s attractions. You can also enter the Vatican with the Turbopass and you can use the Hop-on Hop-off buses. In contrast to the Omnia Card, the Turbopass is available for different durations. It doesn’t save you a lot of money, but it is quite comfortable.
Rome Tourist Card: The ‘smallest’ Rome city pass with only four free services is the Rome Tourist Card. With this card, you can visit the Colosseum, enjoy fast track admission to St. Peter’s Basilica, take the Hop-on Hop-off bus for a day, and take a shuttle from the airport to the city. The Rome Tourist Card is not cheap, but it can be worthwhile.
Rome Explorer Pass: The Rome Explorer Pass is the premium pass among the city passes for the city of Rome. It is more expensive than other passes, but in return, you enjoy premium services at many attractions, such as audio guides, priority admission, or guided tours. The walking tours, the Hop-on Hop-off bus and the gelato making class are also very attractive.
Single tickets: If none of the Rome city passes are worthwhile for you, you can book single tickets. We recommend that you book your tickets for the most popular attractions a few days or weeks in advance, as there are limited contingents. This applies especially to the Vatican and the Colosseum: