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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 - 18:15
Tomorrow
08:30 - 18:15
Thursday
08:30 - 18:15
Friday
08:30 - 18:15
Saturday
08:30 - 18:15
Sunday
08:30 - 18:15
Monday
08:30 - 18:15
Colosseum
Today
08:30 - 19:15
Tomorrow
08:30 - 19:15
Thursday
08:30 - 19:15
Friday
08:30 - 19:15
Saturday
08:30 - 19:15
Sunday
08:30 - 19:15
Monday
08:30 - 19:15
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
1,Clivo Argentario, 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
May 20, 2018
Amazing.
May 17, 2018
Great day out, great value for money.
Starting at the Mamertine prison gave us more to see and was cheaper than missing it out.
May 15, 2018
Liked the prison,very atmospheric. Colosseum too, but too much people.
May 8, 2018
Perfect deal. No queueing. I recommend to go everywhere in the morning, like we did ;-)
Apr 27, 2018
Fantastic visit. Easy, quick entry and great sightseeing.
Apr 24, 2018
Very convinient but claiming of actual tickets in Mamertine Prison area is kind of a hassle esp during hot days. I would recommend to remove the prison instead
Apr 6, 2018
Excellent trip. No problems with the booking but prison isn't signposted until you get to it so a little hard to find. After the prison you can go straight into the Roman Forum by a back entrance so no queuing. We went early and managed to do them all in one day. Well worth it.
Mar 11, 2018
Was OK.
Feb 26, 2018
Hassle free. No queues. Great for making the most of your time in Rome
Feb 19, 2018
Needed better directions to the ticket office. Had to ask several people to get to the correct place. Same with the Coliseum, had to ask several people to get into the correct line.

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