Archaeologia Card

On any trip to Rome it’s always a marvel to pay a visit to the many archaeological jewels that this great city contains. Now there’s a tourist card that you can purchase to make those visits not only enjoyable but more affordable, too.

Introducing the Archaeologia Card.

So how does it work?

So if you have a week in Rome, you could visit 4-5 of the sites (or even all of them), saving some money in the process. The card is valid for seven days and allows 1 entrance for those over 18 years of age (so if you’re travelling to Rome with your kids, only the adults will need to purchase the card) and permits 1 visit to the following locations:

  • Colosseum
  • Palatine and the Palatine Museum
  • Museo Nazionale Romano
    which includes Palazzo Altemps, Palazzo Massimo, Crypta Balbi, Terme di Diocleziano
  • Terme di Caracalla (Baths of Caracalla)
  • Cecilia Metella (along the Appian Way)
  • Villa dei Quintili (along the New Appian Way)

When you purchase the card, select your start date. The beauty of the card is that if for some reason you can’t pick up the card on the date that you select, the card activates on the day that you pick it up. All cards must be picked up at the Colosseum ticket office. Remember that the ticket office closes an hour before the attraction. The card also entitles you to a discount on audioguides or guided tours.

At the time of this post, the card costs 23.50 euro.

For more information on opening times and details on purchasing the card, visit the Archaeolgia Card web site.

*photo: Circo Massimo with the Terme di Caracalla in the background (June 2004)