Rome City Sightseeing Bus - Roma Cristiana

Hop on, Hop Off Sightseeing Bus Visiting All Of Rome's Main Sights Every Day Of The Year


Roma Cristiana Rome Hop On Hop Off Open Top Sightseeing Bus

Roma Cristiana
Rome Sightseeing Bus

Roma Cristiana is at the moment one of no less than six hop on, hop off sightseeing buses in Rome all offering a very similar service with almost identical buses.


Roma Cristiana is one of the cheapest as well as having some of the highest frequencies, so you spend minimal time waiting for the next bus. However, the Roma Cristiana buses has a unique identity and heritage that is distinctive from the the other competing tours.

The Roma Cristiana Tour Emphasis

Roma Cristiana is part of Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi, a branch of the Vicariate of Rome, an organ of the Holy See, directly overseen by the Cardinal Vicar to the Pope.

Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi offer a range of tours and activities in Rome of which the Roma Cristiana tour bus is just one highly visible part.

The services are very much targeted at visitors to Rome with an interest in things religious, especially pilgrims. It is very strong on the Vatican and you would suspect with their ownership.


The key aspect in terms of coverage is that Roma Cristiana as well as covering all the key major tourist hotspots of the Roman Forum, Colosseum, Vatican etc go further out with additional stops for some religious sites notably the Basilica di San Giovanni, the cathedral church of Rome and the official seat of the Bishop of Rome, (the Pope).

The Roma Cristiana Tour Bus

A modern audio-guide system in 8 languages ( Italian, English, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese) describe for you every stop of the way, along the sites most interesting from a religious, historical, artistic and cultural point of view.


There is 1 route with 11 stops that covers most of the centre of Rome.


In addition to the 24 hour and 48 hour hop on, hop off ticket there is also a panoramic tour of Rome ticket that takes you on one full lap of the tour watching the Eternal City unfold before your eyes with commentary without getting off.


The service runs everyday, including Sundays and holidays. Buses broadly run between about 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

The Roma Cristiana Tour Bus Stops & Route Map

Roma Cristiana Tour Bus - Saint Peter’s route (11 stops)

1. St. Peter’s at the Vatican

Sites of interest in the vicinity: St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican Museums/Sistine Chapel – Castel Sant’Angelo

2. Piazza Navona – S. Agnese in Agone

Sites of interest in the vicinity: Campo de' Fiori, Piazza Navona, Pantheon

3. Santa Maria in Aracoeli (Piazza Venezia)

Sites of interest in the vicinity: Capitoline Hill, Capitoline Museums

4. Trevi Fountain - Basilica SS. Apostoli (Via Cesare Battisti, 120)

Sites of interest in the vicinity: Via del Corso, Trevi Fountain, Quirinal Palace, Spanish Steps

5. Termini Station

Sites of interest in the vicinity: The main transport hub of Rome and centre of largest hotel district

6. Santa Maria Maggiore

Sites of interest in the vicinity: Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

7. San Giovanni

Sites of interest in the vicinity: Basilica Di San Giovanni, Santuario della Scala Santa (Palace of the Holy Steps)

8. Coliseum

Sites of interest in the vicinity: Coliseum, the Palatine, the Roman Forum

9. Circo Massimo

Sites of interest in the vicinity: Circus Maximus, Baths of Caracalla

10. Saint Bartholomew on the Tiberine Island

Sites of interest in the vicinity: Tiberine Island

11. Trastevere


Roma Cristiana Tour Bus Route Map

Roma Cristiana Ticketing & Prices

Location Of Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi (ORP) Office On St Peter's Square Rome

Location Of Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi (ORP) Office
On St Peter's Square

24 & 48 Hour Tickets

These are the fully flexible traditional tickets that give unlimited rides on the hop on, hop off sightseeing buses for a 24 hour or 48 hour period

1 Circuit Tickets

A cheaper ticket option that is one circuit of the hop on, hop off route enabling a couple of hours to get orientated with the city of Rome before you strike out independently.


You still get full access to the informative audio guides that will give you a basic briefing on the main tourist icons passed as well as perhaps introducing you to some that you were not aware off.


Timetables and Frequencies

First Departure: 09:00 am (Termini Station), 09:30 am (St. Peter basilica).

Last Departure: 05:00 pm (Termini Station), 06:45 pm (St. Peter basilica).

Frequency: Every 10-15 minutes


On-Line Reservations

E tickets are available, you just pay by credit card and print out the voucher that is sent to you. This also fixes the price of your tour ticket.

You need to take the voucher to the ORP office on the edge of St Peter's Square, (see image) that is open daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


You can also buy tickets in Rome very easy, indeed they may find you before you find them - you may well be hassled by the army of ticket touts on the street all pushing their own bus line.


Roma Cristiana Rome Hop On, Hop Off Open Top Tour Bus Tickets
Roma Cristiana Rome Hop On, Hop Off Open Top Tour Bus Tickets

Roma Cristiana Tour Bus Plus Rome Public Transport Bundle (1 & 3 Day Tickets)

(The Vatican & Rome Card)

Save time and money!

Its a straight forward proposition, combine the Roma Cristiana hop on, hop off city sightseeing bus with a 1 or 3 day public transport pass.

The public transport covering all of Rome's metro, tram, suburban train and bus system. Roma Cristiana is one of Rome's leading Hop On, Hop Off sightseeing buses that visits all the major sights in the city of Rome.

Both are combined in one convenient and money saving pass that covers all your transport requirements when visiting Rome.


Roma Cristiana Rome Tour Bus Plus Public Transport Pass

Omnia Card - 3 Day Pass Including Roma Cristiana Bus, Public Transport Pass, Roma Pass & Omnia Vatican Card

When you buy this exclusive travel and sightseeing card, you get access to all Rome’s public transport with a 3 day public transport pass, Roma Cristiana Hop On, Hop Off Sightseeing Bus, Roma Pass and Omnia Vatican Card. The only pass that includes both Vatican and City Of Rome major attractions.


The pass is offered through Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi (ORP) a branch of the Vicariate of Rome, organ of the Holy See directed by the Cardinal Vicar of the Pope.

This complete solution to your transport and sightseeing needs include:

  • Roma Cristiana Hop On, Hop Off Sightseeing Bus

  • 3 day public transport pass

  • Fast track admission to Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with the Omnia Vatican Card

  • Fast track admission to St. Peter’s Basilica with the Omnia Vatican Card

  • The Roma Pass with free entry to two top Rome attractions like the Coliseum, Borghese Gallery, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill and Capitoline Museums

  • Discounted entry to more than 30 other Rome attractions with the Roma Pass


Omnia Sightseeing Card For Rome

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