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Tickets for The Time Elevator Experience

A family-friendly trip through time

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  • Take a thrilling 5-D ride through Rome’s history
  • Meet Romulus and Remus, Brutus and Caesar, Michelangelo and the Popes
  • Stimulate your mind and your senses
  • One ticket is good for two shows - "History of Rome" and "Ode to Life"
  • Headsets have six language options (Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Russian)


A trip in the Time Elevator is light-hearted, thrilling, and surprisingly informative. From the founding of Rome to the modern day Eternal City, don't just learn about Rome's history: live it!

Just off Rome's famous shopping street - the Via Del Corso - the Time Elevator takes you on an exciting journey that involves all the senses. In just 45 minutes, this unique attraction whisks you through 3,000 years of Roman history.

Using stereoscopic, mechanical, and digital technologies, this immersive experience takes you to many key events in Rome's history including: the world of twin brothers Romulus and Remus; the plot to kill Julius Caesar; Michelangelo's struggle to create the fresco on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Using three large wide screens, language-calibrated individual headsets, mobile platforms with motion simulation, and incredible effects, you'll dash through 2750 years of history in less than an hour. Afterwards, Rome will never be the same.

Whether as a first activity to introduce Rome's history to your family, as an end-of-trip wrap-up, or just because you feel like it, the Time Elevator is a fun and family-friendly way to experience some of Rome's historical highlights. Also important to note: the time travel technology they use is totally safe, so there’s no chance of a Marty McFly-type crisis.

And if your appetite for time travel isn't sated after "History of Rome", your ticket is also good for "An Ode to Life". In this film you travel all the way back to the Big Bang (13.7 billion long years ago), and go through the evolution of life on Earth. You'll narrowly escape being a T-Rex's lunch, and spend time with primitive cavemen. As dangerous as it sounds, the Time Elevator has never left anyone in the past.

The Time Elevator leaves once an hour; don't get left behind.


Amendment policy

  • Changes are possible for this ticket


  • The ticket allows you to see one or two shows (depending on your choice) and is valid for the day you book
  • Show your smartphone ticket and a valid ID at the ticket office entrance and join the first available show (one every hour)
  • Languages: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish and Russian for the 'Rome Experience'
  • Languages: Italian, English, French and German for the 'An Ode to Life' Experience


Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

How to get there

Time Elevator Rome
20,Via dei Santi Apostoli, 00187, Rome
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Ratings & reviews

based on 171 reviews
Feb 23, 2020
Spændende overblik over Roms historie. Der er alt for mange informationer på en gang lå skærmen og de forsvinder hurtigt igen og der er ingen sammenhæng med filmen og maskinen man sidder i der...
Spændende overblik over Roms historie. Der er alt for mange informationer på en gang lå skærmen og de forsvinder hurtigt igen og der er ingen sammenhæng med filmen og maskinen man sidder i der ryster, det var kun kikset.
Dec 27, 2019
Dec 27, 2019
While the story was excellent and the intro quite engaging, there was something wrong with the movement of the seats. Overall it was a good recap of the places I’ve already visited in Rome.

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