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Tickets for Mamertine Prison + Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill: Priority Entrance

Explore the ancient Prison of St Peter, The Colosseum & Roman Forum

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Overview
Opening hours
Mamertine Prison
Today:  08:30 - 15:30
Monday:  08:30 - 15:30
Tuesday:  08:30 - 15:30
Wednesday:  08:30 - 15:30
Thursday:  08:30 - 15:30
Friday:  08:30 - 15:30
Saturday:  08:30 - 15:30
Colosseum
Today:  08:30 - 16:30
Monday:  08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday:  08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday:  08:30 - 16:30
Thursday:  08:30 - 16:30
Friday:  08:30 - 16:30
Saturday:  08:30 - 16:30
Best time to visit
Early afternoon
Duration
The self-guided tour of Mamertine Prison with a tablet takes about 1 hour. The whole visit takes 3 hours
Highlights
  • See the prison which was once home to vanquished emperors and kings, and Saints Peter and Paul
  • Get a comprehensive audio tour explaining the amazing history of the Forum's "basement"
  • Access the Colosseum via a special entrance and explore the Roman Forum at your leisure
Description

Plug into your audio tour of the Mamertine prison, in the somewhat creepy basement of the church of San Pietro in Carcere. Learn about the prisoners who served time here, including Saints Peter and Paul, then access the Colosseum via a special, sneaky entrance!

Prisoners at the Mamertine prison, also known as the Tullianum, were once lowered into the cell through a hole in the ceiling, but luckily you get to use the stairs.

Put on your audio headset and explore what is essentially the basement of the church of San Pietro in Carcere, a prison that housed vanquished kings, other wrong-doers, and even Saints Peter and Paul.

It's small, it's dark, it's cramped, but it's one of the most atmospheric parts of the Forum! You'll even see the bars that St Peter was allegedly chained to, and the pool of water he used to baptize visitors.

When you've soaked up this special part of history, make your way into the architectural triumph that is the Colosseum via a special, speedy entrance and explore it and the Roman Forum at your own pace.

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Ticket features
Smartphone tickets accepted
Priority Entrance
Instant ticket delivery
What's included
  • Access to the Mamertine Prison + Video guide
  • Access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Access to Carcer Tullianum Museum
  • Access to the Colosseum's 4th and 5th floors
Instructions
  • Swap your smartphone voucher for a paper ticket at the ticket office of the Mamertine Prison at least 10 minutes before your chosen timeslot. Your ticket to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill will be given to you then
  • The ticket for the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and the Colosseum is valid for two consecutive days, one entrance per site
Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Venue
Address
Mamertine Prison (Carcer Tullianum Museo)
Clivo Argentario 1, 00186, Rome
Key info
Audio guide
Prison: Tablets available in English, Italian, and Spanish
Wheelchair accessible
Please note that the venue is not wheelchair accessible and may be difficult to navigate for people with limited mobility
Additional info

Getting to the Mamertine Prison

  • Metro: Line B to Colosseum station + 10-minute walk
  • Bus: All lines to Piazza Venezia bus terminal + 5-minute walk

Opening Hours

Mamertine Prison:

  • 29 October - 25 March: 08:30 - 16:30
  • 26 March - 31 August: 08:30 - 18:30
  • 1 - 30 September: 08:30 - 18:00
  • 1 - 28 October: 08:30 - 17:30

Colosseum:

  • 16 February - 15 March: 08:30 - 17:00
  • 16 - the last Saturday of March: 08:30 - 17:30
  • From the last Sunday of March - 31 August: 08:30 - 19:15
  • 1 - 30 September: 08:30 - 19:00
  • 1 - the last Saturday of October: 08:30 - 18:30
  • From the last Sunday of October - 15 February: 08:30 - 16:30
Reviews
Aug 29, 2018
We didn't have to queue anywhere apart from through security into the colloseum, which only took ten minutes. It was definitely worth having the fast track for the colloseum (would say about an hour queue) though the rest wouldn't have made any difference (no queries anyway).
We got tickets from the prison at 11am then you can go where you want at what time you want within the two days.
Aug 28, 2018
The mamertine prison Museum is small but these tickets are worth the price for the colosseum and Roman forum and Palpatine hill skip the line! I do suggest seeing these sites right when they open to miss all the tour groups and get the best experience!
Aug 14, 2018
The Mamertine prison is a little tricky to find ,so redeeming your tickets at that office took a map and a walk to get to.
Aug 10, 2018
Loved the ease of ordering the tickets!! Great job!!
Aug 2, 2018
Awesome visits
Jul 27, 2018
The Tiqet service made our visit much more convenient. Out of all three things we saw I definitely enjoyed the Colossuem the most.
Jul 19, 2018
Best place that I have seen! Excellent experience for me and my mom
Jul 16, 2018
Fascinating being amongst such ancient ruins.
Jul 11, 2018
Easy, fast, nice, everything was perfect, not even 15 minutes waiting for everything
Jul 10, 2018
Very nice and fast
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