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NEWS FROM ROME - THE ETERNAL CITY



Rome – always sensational! This was the title of press conference that Roma Capitale (previously called Municipality of Rome) presented at the World Travel Market on 9 November 2011. The Eternal city is still looking sensational and plans to entice more visitors with a number of new and interesting initiatives.



NEW! OMNIA VATICAN & ROME CARD
In addition to the Roma Pass (cost €25), the city card that allows free travel and free entry to two museum and archaeological sites plus discounts on all other sites, a new card has been introduced recently: The OMNIA & Rome card which will allow the visitors to combine visit to Rome and the Vatican, enjoying the city to the fullest. This new card is the result of a collaborative agreement between Roma Capitale and Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi.

This unique portfolio of services allows visitors in just a few days to discover the religious and cultural heritage of the Eternal City. The OMNIA Vatican & Rome includes visits to historically and spiritually significant basilicas and monuments and the convenient use of the Roma Cristiana Open Buses, as well as the city’s public transportation system.

The OMNIA Vatican & Rome kit that costs € 85,00 adults, € 55,00 children from 6 to 12 years and free for children up to 6 years, allows visitors to experience the best of Rome and the Vatican in three days.

OMNIA Vatican & Rome offers:
• Fast track to Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
• Fast track to St. Peter’s Basilica or to the Vatican Gardens, plus a panoramic tour by Minibus and audio guide.
• Access to Coliseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill with audio guide
• Access Basilica of St. John in the Lateran and cloister with multimedia audio guide
• Access to St. Peter’s Prison with multimedia audio guide
• Access to one of the other museums or archaeological sites offered in the Roma Pass network
• Price reductions for all the other museums included in the Roma Pass network
• Access to the Roma Cristiana Open Bus - panoramic tour and stop & go system
• Access to the Rome’s public transportation system included in the Roma Pass
• 2 information leaflets on the Museums and News in the City of Rome
• 4 itineraries with a multilingual audio guide to visit the city on your own
• 1 map of the city centre
• pastoral information brochure

OMNIA can be purchased online on the web site www.omniavaticanrome.org, in the PITS [Tourist Information Points] of City of Rome, at the Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi Meeting Points [St. Peter’s, Via della Pigna, St. John in the Lateran, Mamertine Prison] or in Alpitour travel agencies. For more information visit www.omniavaticanrome.org

NEW! ROMÆXHIBIT – ART AND EXHIBITIONS IN ROME
The City of Rome's cultural attractions in terms of exhibitions are being integrated into a single system. The idea is the fruit of a joint project launched by Rome Capital's Councillor for Cultural Policies and the Historic Centre, Dino Gasperini, and involves 18 of the capital's public and private bodies with a view to forming a unified identity, the City of Rome's new "exhibitions system", branding of the entire museums system under a single logo: RomÆxhibit / Art and Exhibitions in Rome.

This centrally controlled system coordinates all the bodies involved in order to ensure the joint planning of the City of Rome's entire exhibitions system throughout the year. The aim is to ensure a high quality of projects throughout the year, to make sure that the inaugurations of the main events do not overlap, and to avoid the repetition of exhibitions with similar contents. Joint planning will now make it possible to give notice abroad of Rome's events a year in advance. The goal for 2012 is to give advance notice of all exhibitions to be held in Rome over the next three years.

The strong points of operation "City of Rome Exhibitions System" include the construction of a unique website, and its goals include the perfection of a special transport system (shuttles) aimed at improving links between the various exhibition sites, with particular attention to those cultural spaces falling outside the historic centre.

SECOND TOURIST HUB PROJECT
The Second Tourist Hub was born with the ambitious goal of doubling the number of tourist visits to the city by 2020 thanks to the implementation of a series of new projects. Most of these are already underway, and it is through them that the capital will be able to complement its traditional range of cultural and religious attractions with new ones aimed at different sectors of the tourist market. Theme parks, state-of-the-art conference facilities, new port areas, a new emphasis on nature reserves. All this with a view to satisfying the most varied of tourist requirements and motivations, from leisure, in the case of those who just want to relax and have fun, to the needs and desires of those traveling on business. The new hub will add a new dimension to the city, where history and culture blend seamlessly with fun and nature.

ROME FOR GOLF
An unforgettable experience in a unique context: a golf match on one of the 14 courses in and around Rome. Rome qualifies as one of the destinations most loved by golfers throughout the world, thanks to its exceptional climate, the fact that its most particular and exclusive clubs are finally opening up to the public, and also to its special hospitality. The real novelty, however, lies in the possibility of choosing on which of the 14 courses to play before even setting off. Indeed, users can book use of a course and any additional facilities from a distance, on the site www.golfaroma.it, and pay by credit card.

All this thanks to the convention signed between Rome Capital and the Rome golf consortium, which unites all of the city's most exclusive clubs in a single "precinct" for the purposes of promoting and exploiting golfing opportunities in Rome.




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