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Ticket for Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and Mamertine Prison

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An itinerary to discover the prison of Saints Peter and Paul, and the archaeological park of the Colosseum: the Flavian Amphitheatre, the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill.

  • Location:
    Tourist Office, piazza d'Ara Coeli, 16

  • Duration:
    Mamertine Prison: approx. 40 minutes; Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill: approx. 150 minutes

  • Instant ticket delivery:
    Yes

  • Available language:

    English, Italian, Spanish

  • Maximum number of people:
    10

  • Accessibility:
    Not wheelchair-accessible

  • Ticket on smartphone:
    Available

Combiticket Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and Mamertine Prison

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Itinerary: Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill & Mamertine Prison

This itinerary includes tickets for the main archaeological attractions in the Colosseum Park and access with a video guide to the Mamertine Prison. A journey back in time to immerse yourself in the astonishing Roman architecture and the oldest prison in Rome.

1. Mamertine Prison

The first stop is the Carcere Mamertino, also known as Carcere Tulliano. It is a site of high historical interest, located in the heart of the city, near the Via Sacra in the Forum.

It dates back to the Republican age (from 509 to 27 BC) and within its walls the main enemies and traitors of the people were imprisoned, as well as many eminent protagonists connected to the Christian events of the Urbe (among them: Gaius Sempronius Gracchus, Vercingetorix, the apostles Peter and Paul).

2. Colosseum

Originally known as Amphitheatrum Flavium, the Colosseum is the largest masonry amphitheatre in the world. It is Rome’s most popular tourist attraction. You can explore the first and second levels of the Colosseum, the most emblematic symbol of ancient Urbe. It is one of the most imposing oval masonry structures ever built, and was capable of holding over 50,000 spectators.

Stories of gladiators and Roman emperors have been told at this archaeological site for centuries.

3. Roman Forum and Palatine

A walk through the Roman Forum is a glimpse of the founding of the ancient Roman Empire. The site was the nerve centre of Roman life and housed some of the oldest and most important buildings in the city. Julius Caesar and subsequent emperors built their forums here. Many structures at the archaeological site have remained in an excellent state of preservation to this day. One can explore the iconic pillars (e.g. the Temple of Saturn) and churches set in the ancient cobbled streets.

The Palatine is one of the seven hills of Rome, and is one of the oldest parts of the city. Here, according to legend, Romulus and Remus were suckled by a she-wolf who kept them alive. Dignitaries and wealthy citizens lived here and emperors built their palaces on the hill.

It includes 17th century niches, an imperial palace and is surrounded by massive retaining walls. The site is now a large open-air museum with the ruins of the city’s oldest and most important buildings, palaces, shrines and temples.

Instructions

  • Book the time slot for the Mamertine Prison
  • You will be sent by email the time slot for the Colosseum visit (about one and a half hours after the entrance time chosen for the Mamertine Prison) and the tickets for the Roman Forum and the Palatine, to be visited within 24 hours
  • Show your smartphone voucher at the ticket office of the Carcere Mamertino (Museo del Carcer Tullianum) located in Clivo Argentario (street accessible from Via di S.Pietro in Carcere, which connects Via dei Fori Imperiali with Piazza del Campidoglio)
  • Present yourself at the security controls of the Colosseum (located about 15 minutes walk from the Carcere Mamertino). Please check this detail on the next page

Additional information

Note: Not wheelchair accessible. This ticket does not include access to the 4th and 5th floors of the Coliseum

Within 24 hours of the departure date, it may be possible to change this ticket.

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