Everything about the OMNIA Vatican
In our beautiful Eternal City, Rome, you will find the smallest country in the world, the Vatican. To make our lives easier, the Vatican created the OMNIA Vatican, which is a small card that offers its visitors excellent benefits for those who want to get to know the best of the Holy See. With it, you have priority access to several attractions and can use public transport for free, including Rome. Do you want to learn more? Let’s get to our post of the day: Everything about OMNIA Vatican. Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patriciayou make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”
Rome is one of the most visited cities in the world; in the heart of the Eternal City, you will find the splendid Vatican. With unmissable attractions, the Holy See is, without a doubt, one of the places that most deserves a visit; it deserves a visit not only for its religious significance, but also for the true treasures that the smallest independent state in the world houses, such as the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica and priceless works of art. Today we are going to talk about a small card that will make your life (much) easier, the OMNIA Vatican. Do you know what it is? Do you know how it works? If the answer to the last two questions was ‘no’, you will find out everything NOW! Also read how to see the Pope in Rome? and How to request the Pope’s Blessing?
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First of all, it is interesting to know that the Roma Pass is also available, and you can get to know it better by reading our post “Is it worth buying the Roma pass?”, however, Roma Pass DOES NOT COVER Vatican attractions, O.K.? To access the Roma Pass coverage list (museums and attractions), you can click here! Without further ado, let’s get to the topic of the day: OMNIA Vatican. Read also: What to visit near Rome? The best one day trip from Rome? and How to use the metro in Rome?
Everything about the OMNIA Vatican
OMNIA Vatican covers attractions from both the Vatican and Rome. Is it worth it? It depends! OMNIA Vatican offers two options: the version valid for 24 hours and the version valid for 72 hours. One of the great advantages is preferential access; it saves you time, even if you take a short line to get in.
The 24-hour version includes:
Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, with preferential access; St. Peter’s Basilica with preferential access (without access to the dome), and audio-guide app in several languages and entrance to the Carcer Tullianum.
The 72-hour version includes:
Free entrance to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, a free audio-guide app to visit St. Peter’s Basilica (without access to the Dome); free entrance to choose from 2 of the 7 main places of interest in Rome, including: the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill, the Capitoline Museums, the Borghese Gallery and the Castel Sant’Angelo National Museum. In addition, preferential access to St. Peter’s Basilica, Sistine Chapel and Colosseum. You can save up to four hours of waiting at each of these locations, especially in high season!
Furthermore, the 72-hour ticket gives you free access to discover Rome with the Open Buses, in the Stop & Go scheme, that is: you can get on and off the bus whenever you want at any point on the route. You also have free access, with unlimited access, to Rome’s public transport network; you receive a detailed guide to the attractions and the city and priority entrance to more than 30 monuments, museums and archaeological sites in Rome. In brief: the kit consists of the OMNIA Vatican & Rome Card, the Roma Pass (which also serves as a Travelcard for public transport), which allows entry to more than 30 sights, a detailed guide and the city map; the kit also contains instructions on how to use it. Also read, what are the top 10 monuments in Rome?
Important to Know
Roma Pass gives you access to historic monuments, galleries, museums and more. On three consecutive days, you can enter two locations for free and enjoy reduced entry tickets to more than 30 sights. Roma Pass also functions as a Travelcard to use on the urban public transport network. To visit the Colosseum, even with the Roma Pass and / or the OMNIA Pass, a reservation is required, O.K.? Be aware!
Is it worth buying the OMNIA Vatican?
If you organize your time well, yes! But remember that it is VERY important that you plan well what you want to visit, especially if you are traveling during the high season; as we mentioned earlier, even with priority access, there may be lines, which is quite normal – but compared to regular lines, the wait is not absurd.
If you only have 24 hours in Rome, I suggest you to prioritize what you want to visit and, to optimize your time, wake up early and start with the attraction you always wanted to visit, so that you don’t run out of time, O.K.? The OMNIA Card is very worthwhile, because in addition to tourist attractions, the OMNIA Vatican also gives you access to public transport free of charge, that is: you visit the attractions and can use the transport to move between them! Also read, Is it worth it to hire specialized consultancy for travel to Italy?
How much will I pay for each OMNIA Card?
- The 24-hour version costs EUR 55.00;
- The 72-hour version costs EUR 113.00.
How do I get my kit?
Well, first, it is good to know that the OMNIA Vaticano & Rome Card starts counting the time for its use after the first validation. Your ticket will be activated when you first enter one of the places on the list of attractions, or when you use the Travelcard on the urban transport network. You can purchase your kit in advance, and – after purchase – you have 12 months to activate the OMNIA Vatican & Rome Card package. To get your kit, you have to go to the point indicated in the email you will receive after purchase ; then, you can start taking advantage of your kit as we taught above.
- You can only visit the sights ONCE using the ticket.
- To download the free guide, the subway map and the map from where you can find the tourist bus stops, you can access this link, register and download the material for free!
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