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Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Panoramic Bus 24/48-Hour Tickets

1. Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Panoramic Bus 24/48-Hour Tickets

Tour Rome at your own pace on the open-top hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus and see the imperial monuments of Ancient Rome and baroque and Renaissance buildings of the historic city center. An on board audio guide will provide you with a city commentary as you tour, and you can jump on and off as many times as you like during the 24-hour or 48-hour period from when you first validate your ticket. Buses run approximately every 50 minutes from 9:00 AM until approximately 6:30 PM from the following stops: • Terminal • Santa Maria Maggiore • Colosseum • Bocca della Vertita/Circus Maximus • Piazza Venezia/Campidoglio • Piazza Navona/Pantheon/Castel Sant’ Angelo • St. Peters/Vatican Museums • Piazza di Spagna/Piazza del Popolo • Trevi Fountain • Piazza Barberini

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Rome: Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

2. Rome: Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

The open-top, double-decker bus provides fantastic views and a great atmosphere to enjoy Rome's charm. From the iconic Colosseum and the famous Spanish Steps to the stunning Vatican, the city's history and majestic architecture will take your breath away. A fully narrated audio tour allows you to discover over 10 locations throughout the city with daily departures from the starting point at Termini Railway Station. You have the option to join the tour from any of the stops on the route. You may also experience the “eternal city” on foot with fantastic digital, self-guided walking tours. Some of the locations you can see on the tour route include: Colosseum Roman Forum Trevi Fountain Spanish Steps Piazza di Spagna Vatican St. Peter's Square Piazza Navona Pantheon Castel Sant'Angelo Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore Circus Maximus Piazza Venezia Altare della Patria Piazza Barberini Termini Railway Station

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City Sightseeing Rome Hop-on Hop-off Bus & Free Audio Tour

3. City Sightseeing Rome Hop-on Hop-off Bus & Free Audio Tour

Explore the Eternal City from a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus with your 24, 48, or 72-hour ticket. Travel past the city's icons, leave the bus at any of the eight stops, and simply hop back on the next bus when you want to continue. Stay flexible while seeing all the amazing sights that Rome has to offer. Legend tells of Romulus and Remus and the 7 hills of Rome. Today the city is home to one of the world's largest churches, the Basilica di San Pietro of the Vatican, approached through a marvelous elliptical piazza, as well as the magnificent Colosseum, cinematic Trevi Fountain, and romantic Spanish Steps. With its vibrant café culture and quaint trattorias, Rome never fails to inspire. The full loop takes 100 minutes and you can jump off at any of the following points along the way: STOPS: Stop 1: Terminal Largo di Villa Peretti Stop 2: Santa Maria Maggiore Stop 3: Colosseo Stop 4: Circo Massimo Stop 5: Piazza Venezia Stop 6: Vaticano  Stop 7: Fontana Di Trevi  Stop 8: Piazza Barberini

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Rome: The Passion of Jesus Private Guided Tour

4. Rome: The Passion of Jesus Private Guided Tour

Embark on a 3.5-hour private guided tour with a focus on the spirituality of Rome and some of the churches linked to the Passion of Jesus. Start out at the Basilica of Santa Prassede, where you’ll see a relic of the pillar of the flogging, a segment of the column upon which Jesus was flogged before his crucifixion. Mentioned in 3 of the canonical gospels, this relic was brought to Rome during the Middle Ages. Next is a visit to the amazing Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. This is the largest Marian Church in Rome and is home to a piece of wood said to come from the crib of Jesus. Move on to the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran, the first of the 4 papal basilicas to be built, and the Cathedral of Rome. See the Scala Sancta, or Holy Stairs. These are the steps leading up to Pilate's headquarter in Jerusalem, on which Jesus stepped before he was sentenced to death. To gain the plenary Indulgence, believers climb the steps on their knees. Nearby is the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem. It was built in the 4th century A.D. to preserve the relics brought to Rome by St. Helen, the mother of Constantine. Several relics are preserved in the Cappella delle Reliquie. See the panel that hung on Christ's cross, 2 thorns from his crown, and 3 pieces of his cross.

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What people are saying about Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore

Very good, nice visit, long enough to see everything and not enough to get bored, very pleasant staff, guided tour with notes of humor ... great activity to do with the family, makes it possible to see all the monuments and to choose more easily visits during short stays

Departing stop was easy to find, the staff was nice and friendly. Free wifi and headphones in your language with nice sites descriptions of what we were touring, also beautiful classical music all throughout the ride. We loved it!

It’s nice to see everything and get off and on wherever you want so you can see the place close and take pictures. We recommend to take the 48hour so you’ve time to get off and take pictures everywhere.

To be mentioned positively - the upper deck is currently closed & it is heated (pleasant with the currently low temperatures). Windows were very clean so that we could see everything well.

As in other European metropolises, a very meaningful and informative way to get to know a city and to quickly get an overview