Using the Roma Pass at the Borghese Gallery

I have read many responses from past years, but nothing recent on this issue, so here goes. Am I correct in understanding that I can book a reservation from home in Canada, over the phone, for the Borghese Gallery in Rome, state that I will be buying the Roma Pass once I arrive, and then do just that. Then I presume I would arrive at the Borghese Gallery at least 30 minutes before my booked entry time, and would use the Roma Pass to secure my reservation. We are leaving home for Italy on May 29th, and will be arriving in Rome on June 17th. We are booked at the Hotel Smeraldo for our four nights in Rome. Many thanks, Chris

Posted by camille
point pleasant beach, nj, usa
482 posts

You are correct and it's that easy. They will give you a reservation number. Be sure to write it down somewhere. Enjoy!

Posted by Doug
Seattle, WA
4 posts

Did you leave a message and they called you back or wait until they are open and speak to a live person?

Posted by donna
cranberry twp, PA, United States
3046 posts

They don't do the call back any more. You must call them during Italian business hours. Donna

Posted by steven
white plains, ny, usa
1156 posts

Chris ,it is precisely as Andrea and Camille say . One other bit of advice : Get to the gallery about an hour beforehand . You will need to queue up to check any personal aricles you have with you ( not a thing allowed inside , perfectly safe in any event ) that queue can take a bit of time ( could be twenty to thirty minutes ) . As well , once you have dropped your bag , IMMEDIATELY get on the entrance queue . By the time they allow everyone in , it can get quite long . Since you are restricted to two hours , you don't want to waste a single moment waiting to start . If you kill any time on either line , it comes off your time inside . We were there last September , and we saw these delays taking place . The Borghese was a highlight for us .