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Rome’s attractions and official websites: what a mess!
[revised November 2021]
When we travel, we experience the confusion of someone looking for the most direct and official platform to book tickets for attractions and finding tons of options.
The “real one” is usually several lines under the fake ones. The reason is easy to get: these alternative platforms pay to be on top of the list and sell their services, obviously adding a commission on top, in explicit or not so transparent ways. This is becoming an issue especially when reservations are mandatory.
This post is to help you reaching the official websites for main attractions that really need a reservation, at the minimum possible cost.
We remind you to contact us before booking anything if you plan to have our guide with you, so we can agree on best day and time first.
We will then provide instructions for you to buy tickets at no extra cost, or we can deal with them on your behalf, with a clear fee on top of each ticket, in case you prefer so.
- Vatican Museums
- Colosseum and archeological park or the site manager Coopculture
- Borghese Gallery or the site manager Gebart
- Pantheon : be extra careful here, reservation is only for visits on Saturdays /Sundays and it is free!
- Catacombs: there are many, look for individual sites and info. You can reserve online the catacombs of St. Sebastian and the catacombs of St. Callixtus
- Castel Sant’Angelo will redirect you to their official seller TOSC
- Terme di Caracalla through Coopculture
- Mausoleum of Augustus
- Capitoline Museums and all the sites/museums of the municipality network through Zetema and Vivaticket
We know…it’s a mess! We are here to help and assist. Let us know if some other venue is generating confusion and we will add it to the list.