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Tickets for The Time Elevator Experience

A family-friendly trip through time

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Smartphone tickets accepted
No need to print
Opening hours
10:30 - 19:30
Best time to visit
Early in the morning

Highlights

  • 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)

Description

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.

How to use your tickets

Time Elevator Rome
Via dei Santi Apostoli 20, Rome
  • 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 1 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

Good to know

Opening Hours:

  • 10:30 - 19:30

  • Closed January 1, December 25 and Easter

Getting There:

  • Metro: Line A, Spagna station (5-minute walk)

  • Bus: Line 71 or 85

Common questions

What do these tickets include?
In general, every ticket includes a single entrance to the venue in combination with other services depending on the product you choose. Please check the section Whats included on this page to know more about what your tickets include.
Are there special discounts for different age groups/students or teachers?
Discounts for different age groups vary per product. You can find discount related information in the Important information section during checkout. When choosing your tickets, check for ticket types with discounted prices. For example, some products have a ticket type 'Child', which is specifically for children. Remember to bring a valid ID to the venue if you've purchased a discounted ticket.
What payment methods do Tiqets support?
We support popular payment methods used across the globe, notably Visa, Mastercard, Paypal, Alipay and iDeal. Some payment options are specific to the language and currency combination you use when ordering tickets.
Do I have to print these tickets?
Most venues allow you to enter by simply showing your tickets on your smartphone. Very few require printed tickets. See the section titled 'Using these tickets'.

Customer reviews

Marc, Australia
May 8, 2017
The show was very enjoyable however the seating ride really wasn't necessary to enjoy the show. it was too rough need to dial the intensity down
Renate, South Africa
Apr 30, 2017
This is an entertaining way to catch up with history
Chris, United Kingdom
Apr 5, 2017
Good introduction to Rome
Yigal, Israel
Mar 11, 2017
Nice place to visit
Mark, United Kingdom
Mar 1, 2017
It was ok - not sure the seats need to be moving all of the time - the group of seats we were in must have had a fault as they banged really hard every few minutes which had nothing to do with what was on the screen. Quite uncomfortable.
Information contained within the films we saw was good. Staff were quite grumpy 🙁
Richard, United Kingdom
Oct 29, 2016
This is clearly aimed at children and not on an adult information level.
Kristie
Oct 26, 2016
This was an awesome way to end the day, we had spent the whole day walking and it was refreshing to be able to sit down, relax and enjoy the show. I recommend to do this activity in the beginning of your trip as it is very explanatory and it helps you understand the meaning behind the monuments and attractions.
Gerhard
Oct 20, 2016
Kids enjoyed and good way to get them interested in what they will see over the few days they were in Rome
Teila
Sep 13, 2016
Fun for adults and children.
meena paka
Aug 18, 2016
Lovely intro to history of Rome and the 4D show was cool!