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New Tourist Card Offers Great Deals for Roman Holidays

The Omnia Vatican and Rome Card gives free travel, free entry and discounts for the attractions of ancient Rome and the seat of the Catholic Church.

It often seems as if there are simply too many attractions to take in during a single visit to Rome – hardly surprising considering the thousands of years of history contained in the city, plus its status as not only the heart of the infeasibly influential Roman Empire, but as the centre of European Christianity for many hundreds of years, and its continuing status as the capital of the Roman Catholic Church.

Well, any attempt to fit all of that in during cheap holidays in Rome just got that little bit harder this week, after tourism chiefs unveiled a new visitors’ card which provides a raft of discounts and special offers for the top attractions in both the Italian capital and Vatican City.

Tourists purchasing the Omnia Vatican and Rome Card will get free travel around the city, plus free entry to two museums and archaeological sites alongside discounted entry to other popular attractions. They will also gain fast-track access to the Vatican Museums complex, the stunning St Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel, plus famous attractions of classical Rome, such as the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum.

A spokesman said: “With this all-inclusive pass you can experience the beauty and the historical Christian heritage of the Eternal City – without the lines and the hassle.”

The card costs €85 for adults and €55 for children aged between 6 and 12. Included with it is a minibus tour and audio guide, as well as a fistful of guide leaflets and a comprehensive street map of Rome, with all attractions marked. It complements the existing Roma Pass, which itself costs €25 and gives free entry to two attractions – including the Colosseum and the Capitoline Museum.

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