Top 10 museums to visit with the Roma Pass

Rome attracts millions of visitors every year. To make the most of its riches and optimise your budget, the Roma Pass is an invaluable sesame. This tourist pass offers free or reduced-price access to a wide range of sites and museums, including some of the Italian capital's must-sees.

Here is a selection of 10 not-to-be-missed museums in Rome that are accessible with the Roma Pass.

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1. The Colosseum 

A symbol of Rome and the Roman Empire, this iconic monument will transport you back to the days of gladiators and epic battles if you like.

With its 80 arches on five levels and an estimated capacity of 50,000 spectators, the Colosseum was the venue for grandiose shows such as gladiatorial combat, wild animal hunts and public executions. Its ingenious structure, made up of vaults and arches, provided exceptional acoustics and a wide variety of staging options. Continue reading the article to discover other historic sites.

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2. The Capitoline Museums 

Located on Capitoline Hill, these museums house an exceptional collection of Roman and European art, including masterpieces by Michelangelo, Caravaggio and Bernini.

As you wander through the halls of the Capitoline Museums, you'll travel through the centuries and discover the evolution of Roman and European art. You'll admire exquisite ancient sculptures, colourful wall frescoes, paintings by Italian and European masters, and precious bronze, ceramic and glass objects.

3. The Borghese Gallery

This sumptuous gallery, nestling in a green setting, exhibits major works from the Renaissance and Baroque periods, including sculptures by Bernini and paintings by Caravaggio, Raphael and Titian.

4. Castel Sant'Angelo

This imposing monument, once a mausoleum, papal castle and prison, offers breathtaking views over the city and houses museums recounting its rich history.

5. The Baths of Diocletian

These Roman remains, among the largest in the city, will immerse you in the atmosphere of the public baths of Antiquity.

6. The National Gallery of Modern Art

Modern and contemporary art lovers won't want to miss this gallery, which features works by renowned Italian and international artists.

7. The Museum of Roman Civilisation

This interactive museum traces the history and culture of Rome, from prehistory to the present day, through rich and varied collections.

8. The archaeological site of Ostia Antica

Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of a perfectly preserved ancient Roman town, with its houses, shops and thermal baths.

9. The Capuchin Crypt

This unique chapel, decorated with the bones of monks, offers a reflection on life and death. Upon entering the crypt, visitors are plunged into a singular atmosphere. The walls and ceilings are covered with human bones arranged in complex patterns. The result is a macabre and fascinating decoration. Skulls and bones form frescoes, sculptures and even chandeliers, a constant reminder of the fragility of human existence.

10. The museums of Palazzo Barberini

This baroque palace houses an exceptional art collection, with paintings by Caravaggio, Raphael and Bernini, as well as galleries of ancient and modern art.

The Roma Pass opens the doors to these Roman treasures, allowing you to make the most of your stay in the Eternal City. Visit the official Roma Pass website for more information on the sites included and prices.