5 Stops You Can’t Miss on the Rome Hop-on Hop-Off Bus

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5 Stops You Can’t Miss on the Rome Hop-on Hop-Off Bus
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As the name suggests, the Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour lets you explore Rome at your leisure. Check out our pick of the five stops you can’t miss…

The Hop-On Hop-Off double decker bus tour is a great way to get to know this charismatic city. With a total of 9 stops close to the most popular tourist spots, it’s easy to find your way around, and with a two-day ticket costing just €28 this is the perfect way to get around during a weekend break. We’ve chosen five of our favourite sights you must see along the way…

 

1. Colosseum

 

Colosseum Rome

 

Often considered Rome’s most iconic landmark, the Colosseum is something you really have to see. Built in 80AD and estimated to have held between 50,000-80,000 spectators, the extraordinary amphitheatre is the largest of its kind ever to be built! Once home to brutal battles, the Colosseum is now top of the list for tourists who want to walk in the footsteps of the gladiators before them. Famous all over the world, a visit to Rome simply wouldn’t be complete without seeing this. If you want to avoid the lengthy queues you can choose SKIP THE LINE colosseum entry with your Hop-On Hop-Off tour.

How to get there: Take Line A or Line B to ‘Stop 3- Colosseo’.

 

2. Trevi Fountain

 

Trevi Fountain Rome

 

Throwing coins into the Trevi Fountain is a tradition that’s almost as famous as the breath-taking fountain itself. At the end of each day around €3,000 euros that have been thrown in by those hoping for good fortune, are collected from the fountain and distributed to the charity Caritas who aim to help those in need. Join in the tradition for yourself (using your right hand to throw a coin over your left shoulder), listen to the sounds of the rushing water and watch in amazement as it cascades over the beautiful baroque architecture.  

How to get there: Take Line A to ‘Stop 7- Fontana di Trevi’.

 

3. Vatican

 

Vatican City Rome

 

Another must-see, the Vatican City is where you can find the famous St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Home to the Pope, many people choose to visit this sacred city for religious reasons, although the 25,000 daily visitors are also drawn in thanks to the incredible architecture and history. Admire the grandeur of St. Peter’s Basilica (one of the largest churches in the world) or visit the Sistine Chapel for the chance to see an iconic piece of Michelangelo’s artwork.  

How to get there: Take Line A or Line B to ‘Stop 6- Vaticano’.

 

4. Pantheon

 

Pantheon Rome

 

The Pantheon is the best preserved ancient Roman monument in existence, with its appearance almost the same today as it was when it was first built. Originally intended to honour the gods, the building has operated as a church since the 7th century, and still does so today. The standout feature is the impressive dome which holds the record for being the largest unreinforced dome in the world. The large hole in the centre of the dome allows light to shine through, illuminating the building and its remarkable marble flooring. This is definitely worth a visit!

How to get there: Take Line A or Line B to ‘Stop 5- Piazza Venezia’.

 

5. Piazza Navona

 

Piazza Navona Rome

 

Piazza Navona was originally a place where athletic contests and chariot races took place, but now, it’s a bustling square lined with small cafes that are perfect for sipping a cup of coffee and watching the world go by. There’s always something going on, with artists gathering to paint and street entertainers performing throughout the day. The stunning appearance of the square and its three striking fountains make this place picture perfect. Just a short walk from the Pantheon, this is a great place to come afterwards for some lunch.

How to get there: Take Line A or Line B to ‘Stop 5- Piazza Venezia’.

 

You can also combine the Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour with some of the city’s top attractions like the Vatican Museums, the Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica and beenfit from skip-the-line entry. Click here, to view our wide range of tickets.

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