Passes for 4.5 days/5 nights in Rome

I was wondering if it was wise to buy an OMNIA Card for Rome & Vatican and to buy a Roma Pass to cover the 5 days we will be in Rome? Since each is only good for 3 days..we could use one for the first 3 days and the other for the next 3 days. It comes out to a total of 115 Euros per person (81 for Omnia and 34 for Romapass). We will be walking and taking the metro everywhere. We are staying near Re Di Roma just outside the city center.

Posted by Michael
Seattle, WA, USA
5770 posts

That seems pretty steep. You may need to do the math to factor in the non-pass costs of the sites you plan to visit. Pain in the rear, but might be a worthy exercise.

Posted by Frank
Tresana, Highlands Ranch, CO, USA
10884 posts

First reaction is waste of money. You will not be taking the metro everywhere since it is limited as to where it goes. Buses would be the better choice. Second, depending on how far out you are, a day pass may only be 5 or 6 Euros. Once in the city you will walk nearly everywhere. You need to do the math to determine your breakeven point.

Posted by donna
cranberry twp, PA, United States
2405 posts

The omnia card is a complete waste of money. The only thing it offers over the romapass is entry to the Vatican museums which you can book online for 20 euros, a tour of the gardens which costs 36 euros but includes entry to the museums (so you don't need tickets to the museums if you take the gardens tour) and the HO/HO bus (which gets bad reviews). My suggestion is to get the romapass and book the Vatican for one of the days the romapass is not valid. The romapass will include transport for the three days of its validity. After that you can either get transport tickets as you need them or simply buy a day pass for transport. Donna

Posted by Andrew
Miami, FL, USA
21 posts

Thanks. It didn't make much sense to me except for possible the ease of use (skipping lines and no reservations).