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Rome: Mamertime Prison Entrance Ticket with Multimedia Guide

Rome: Mamertime Prison Entrance Ticket with Multimedia Guide


From US$ 10.38 per person

Visit is Rome’s oldest prison, Carcer Tullianum with this entrance ticket. Discover the secrets of this maximum security penitentiary for the enemies of Rome awaiting execution. See where it is said that the apostles Peter and Paul lived.

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  • Discover the maximum security prison where the enemies of Rome were incarcerated
  • Admire the remarkable contrast of historical and artistic moments that occurred here
  • Use a multimedia device in Italian, English and Spanish to appreciate all the hidden artistic details of the Mamertine Prison
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Enter the Carcer Tullianum, and see where Rome kept its enemies; those who entered this prison never survived. Use your multimedia guide to access interesting information about this prison and you journey though its dark halls. Stroll through the prison where enemies like Jugurtha, king of Numidia and Vercingetorix, the king of the Gauls defeated by Julius Caesar, lived their final days. While accessing facts and stories on your multimedia device. Experience the place where the followers of Catiline met their end, and where it is thought that Peter and Paul, as well as many other Christian martyrs, lived their last days.

  • Entrance to Carcer Tullianum
  • Use of a multimedia device in Italian, English and Spanish
  • Transportation
  • Tour guide
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc). Participants under 18 may also use a school photo ID. Participants under 12 must be accompanied by an adult who meets the above requirements. Participants who do not comply with these requirements will be denied entry or asked to leave the theater
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

Arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts at Mamertine Prison in Rome.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 41 reviews

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Worth the money, if visiting the prison of Paul and Peter is important to you. Not particularly big and lots of irrelevant information if you are only interested in where they were held captive. The media guide (iPad) was helpful in sharing information about the artefacts. Doesn't take long to look around. Would benefit from having more information around the prison as the media guides weren't that helpful with knowing where to look next. There was no video guide for the actual prison underground which was the bit we were mostly interested in.

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October 28, 2022

Not spectacular, but like all underground sights in Rome, historically interesting. Apparently part of the only authentic prison in Rome; prison terms such as from the 'Enlightenment' to today did not exist. In addition, there is the legend of Peter and Paul... Right next to the Capitol, so worth a detour!

January 8, 2022

It was good. Just a few rooms to see, but interesting.

November 1, 2022

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