If you are planning your Roman holiday, you should know the average cost for main attractions in Rome. The good news is: some attractions are free, however it is always better to know your way around the many tickets, prices, and fees. Let’s see what their average cost is.
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As mentioned before some monuments in Rome are free. One of these free monuments is the Pantheon.The city administration was considering the idea of introducing an entrance fee, but the monument is still free today. The Basilica is open from 8.30 am to 7.30 pm during the week and on Sunday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
It may be hard to believe, but Saint Peter’s Basilica is free. The only cost you will have to pay is the time you’ll spend waiting in line, but that is the case only if you don’t make it early enough to beat the crowd.Always remember that you need to be properly dressed for a church, otherwise entrance isn’t allowed: this means no shorts, no tank tops or anything bare-shouldered.
The opening hours are from October 1**st to March 31st from 7:00 am until 6:30 pm; from April 1st until September 30th** from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm.
Note: the visits to the cupola start half an hour after the opening of the Basilica and they end half an hour before the closing of the Basilica.
The cost of the ticket is 10 euros. If you want to learn more about the Vatican museums, read here.
Colosseum and Roman Forum
The Colosseum, also known with its full name as Amphitheater Flavius, is the most expected stop on a trip to Rome. The standard ticket grants you access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. The standard cost is 12€, plus 2€ for the online booking fee.We dedicated a whole article to how to get tickets to the Colosseum.
Right after you step out of the metro, you will be able to admire the Colosseum from the outside and be filled with wonder. If you want more, make sure you purchase tickets for the full experience and step right into the arena where gladiators fought centuries ago.
The Papal Basilicas in Rome
The four Papal Basilicas in Rome are completely free. They are located in different areas of the city. The Archbasilica of St. John Lateran, St. Peter’s Basilica, St. Paul Outside the Walls, and the Papal Basilica of St. Mary Major are proof that most of the times the best things in life are free! This is another example of the main attractions in Rome that are completely open to the public.
If you want to visit the Capitoline museum, the ticket is 11,50 euros. If you additionally want to visit the temporary exhibition held periodically, the entrance fee is 16 euros. Children under 6 years enter free.
The museums are open from 9:30 am until 7:30 pm.
For some, the Borghese Gallery is one of the most beautiful museums in Rome. Situated inside Villa Borghese, the heart-shaped park right in the center of the city, the Borghese gallery offers visitors a wide variety of art pieces of different artists.
The ticket is around 22 euros, and the amazing visit is worth every cent. For safety reasons, you will have to book the tour. In fact, the museum schedules tours in shifts in order to evenly distribute the weight on the building.
Now that you have a better idea of the average cost of the main attractions in Rome, what’s left to do now is getting in touch with a local for a stress-free vacation!