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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 - 17:30
Tomorrow
08:30 - 17:30
Friday
08:30 - 17:30
Saturday
08:30 - 17:30
Sunday
08:30 - 17:30
Monday
08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday
08:30 - 17:30
Colosseum
Today
08:30 - 16:30
Tomorrow
08:30 - 16:30
Friday
08:30 - 16:30
Saturday
08:30 - 16:30
Sunday
08:30 - 16:30
Monday
08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday
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
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 baptise 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 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
Clivo Argentario, 1, 00186, Rome
Key info
Audio guide
Prison: Tablets available in English, Italian, and Spanish
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
Jan 12, 2018
Great service. The ruins and coliseum were brilliant!! Everything was so easy to do and took away any stress that we would have had if we had to buy on the day. At the coliseum we got to skip the huge queues and made the trip a real breeze. Would highly recommend!
Dec 19, 2017
Definitely worth buying ahead of time! l would recommend this to friends & family.
Oct 28, 2017
Really enjoyed the tour of Mamertine Prison. It was much less crowded than the usual Roman sites and it was very moving to see the prison that held so many captives. The museum attendants provided a lot of insight as well. Starting at Mamertine Prison and then moving onto the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill helped us avoid most of the crowds. Only had to wait in line to get through security at the Colosseum.
Sep 29, 2017
It was great to enter at the prison instead of from the colosseum side. No crowd early in the morning. Peaceful visit at the beginning.
Sep 19, 2017
This is the best tour we had so far!!!
Sep 9, 2017
Brilliant tour of the Mamertine prison where it is believed St Peter & Vercingetorix were executed.
Aug 31, 2017
Too much for a day-great one can spread it over two
A map to find the ticket place would come in handy
Jan 9, 2018
Foi exatamente como informado . Tudo muito rápido tranquilo e uma atração lindíssima que realmente vale a pena.
Jan 8, 2018
Esta muy bien 100%
Jan 5, 2018
Ottima soluzione per visitare le bellezze artistiche senza fare lunghe code.
Servizio impeccabile e veloce.
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