Rome is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. Millions of tourists travel to the Eternal City every year to discover the highlights of the metropolis. Already in the early morning hours long queues arise in front of the Roman sights. But there are a few tips and tricks to get faster into the popular museums, the Vatican or the Colosseum.
The Vatican Museums seem to be specially popular. Here, People line up in queues that easily reach up to several hundred metres. In the blazing sun of Rome, at high temperatures the queues in front of the sights can quickly become an ordeal. There is often only one way to get past the queues: a guided tour or booking the tickets in advance.
Probably the best way to visit sights in Rome without queuing is the "Roma Pass". With this card you can use public transport in Rome for three days and benefit from free entry to selected sights. The Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel are accessable for visitors with the "Roma Pass" through a separate entrance without queuing. You will receive preferential access to the Colosseum. The admission ticket is always included and therefore free. With the "Roma Pass" Rome travellers receive tickets to many other attractions such as the Forum Romanum, the Palatine and many other museums as well as a 1.5-hour city tour of Rome.
The ticket vendors will inform the visitors about the best visiting times as well as the opening hours or necessary reservations of tickets in detail. In Rome the general rule is: 'the early bird catches the worm!' because in the morning the Vatican City is still spared from the largest streams of visitors.