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How to get free access to some Rome’s museums with the MIC card

Posted on February 19th, 2024

by Adriana ruiz

If you love art and culture, and you live, study, or work in Rome or its metropolitan area, you may want to get the MIC card. The MIC card is a special card that gives you free or reduced access to the museums and some archaeological and historical sites of the city for one year. It costs only 5 euros and it can be easily obtained online or at some venues. In this article, we will explain what the MIC card is, what benefits it offers, and how to get it step by step.

What is the MIC card?

The MIC card stands for Musei in Comune card, which means Museums in the Municipality card. It is a card that allows you to access the network of museums and some archaeological and historical sites of Rome for free or with a reduced ticket for one year. The network includes over 20 venues, such as the Capitoline Museums, the Ara Pacis Museum, the Trajan’s Markets, the Villa of the Quintilii, and many more. You can check the complete and updated list of affiliated venues here.

The MIC card is valid for adults who are residents, students, or domiciled in Rome or in the Metropolitan City of Rome. It is not available for tourists or visitors who do not have a regular residence permit in Italy. The card is personal and non-transferable, and it must be shown with a valid ID at the entrance of the venues.

What are the benefits of the MIC card?

The MIC card offers many benefits for those who love art and culture, such as:

– Free and unlimited access to the museums of the network, without any reservation or pre-sale fee;
– Free guided tours, subject to availability and booking;
– Direct skip-the-line access, without having to queue at the ticket office;
– Discounts in the cafes and bookshops of the museums;
– Reduced ticket for some exhibitions and sites that require separate ticketing, such as the Colosseum, the Palatine Hill, and the Roman Forum.

The MIC card is valid for one year from the date of activation, and it can be used as many times as you want. It is also valid for dependent family members, who can access the venues for free or with a reduced ticket, depending on their age and status.

How to get the MIC card?

The Mic Card can be purchased in digital version by downloading the Mic card app for Android or Ios or from the website miccard.roma.it.

Proceed as follows:

– Connect to the website or download the app;
– Click on “Acquista ora” (Buy Now);
– Scroll down until you reach the “Acquista ora” button;
– The order confirmation page will open with a total of 5 € + 1 € of pre-sale;
– Select the button to register if you are not our customer and follow the procedure to enter your personal data;
– Continue and fill in the format until the end;
– Tick the consents for the privacy law;
– Make the payment safely with GestPay;

You can buy it in physical and digital format at the same time by going to a ticket office of the Museums of Rome Capital with a valid identification document and with a certificate attesting the possession of the requirement (residence or domicile in Rome and in the Metropolitan City of Rome, enrollment in the current year at public or private universities present in the territory of Rome) and filling in the Request Data Holders Mic Card form.


How to receive the MIC Card?

By purchasing the Mic Card from the website miccard.roma.it or from the Mic Card app you will receive the card by email in Pdf format.

By purchasing the card at one of the ticket offices of the Museums of Rome Capital, you can choose to receive the card in physical format that will also be in digital format at the same time or only in digital format.


The MIC card is a great opportunity for art and culture lovers who live, study, or work in Rome or its metropolitan area. It gives you access to a rich and diverse network of museums and sites, with many advantages and discounts. It is easy to get and very affordable, and it lasts for one year.


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