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Tickets to Mamertine Prison

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Explore Rome’s oldest prison known as Carcer Tullianmum and now Mamertine Prison. Discover all the hidden secrets of this maximum-security penitentiary for Roman enemies, awaiting their execution.


  • Discover Rome’s oldest prison, originally known as Carcer Tullianum, that had maximum security where Roman enemies were incarcerated.

  • Admire the remarkable contrast between the historic and artistic moments that occurred at this attraction.

  • Walk through the prison where enemies such as the King of Numidia, Jugurtha, and the King of Gauls, Vercingetorix were defeated by Julius Ceaser and lived their final days.

  • With the virtual audio guide available in 6 languages, get access to information about all the fascinating facts and stories of the prison.

  • Experience the place where the followers of Catiline met their end and where several Christian martyrs lived their last days.


  • Entry tickets to Carcer Tullianum (Marmertime Prison)

  • Service and assistance by staff

  • Virtual Audio guide in 6 languages (Available on App Store/Play Store)


  • Guided tour

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Ratings & Reviews

25 Ratings
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  • United States
  • Brazil
  • Romania
  • Canada
  • Spain
  • France
  • Portugal
Guests from United States, Brazil, Romania and over 8 countries have loved this experience
Emilee Hope Curtis Higdon



Jan, 2024

It was simple and easy to use. Mamertine Prison was incredible impactful, and gave the most realistic view of what it would have been like for early Christians.
Mario Zuretti



Dec, 2023

The site is small, but it returns if visited co carefully, the terrible sense of an empire that still speaks in our Western world today. Either with me or against me. Civilization and blood
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Janine O'Hara



Aug, 2023

I thought there would be a guide to explain the history of the place. Instead, it is a self-guided tour with little to see and little explanation.
Kathryn Elaine Kollmansberger



Feb, 2024

Easy & clear instructions - audio guide was so helpful!
Kathryn Elaine Kollmansberger



Feb, 2024

Super helpful audioguide. I wish there had been a map with signs, but we figured out where to go.

Known from the Middle Ages as Mamertine Prison, this attraction is Rome’s oldest prison. Originally known as Carcer Tulliamum, this prison for several centuries had a maximum-security penitentiary for enemies of Rome awaiting execution. It is a well-known fact that those who entered this prison never survived.

Stroll through the prison where enemies like Jugurtha, the King of Numidia, and Vercingetorix, the King of Gauls were defeated by Julius Caeser, lived their final days. Learn about all the interesting facts and stories through your virtual audio guide. Immerse yourself in the place where the followers of Catiline met their end and where it was thought that Apostles Peter and Paul and several other Christian martyrs lived out their final days.

Mamertine Prison

Monday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Important Information

  • The virtual audio guide is available in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese.

  • The Mamertine Prison is not accessible for those with mobility impairments.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Show your ticket at Mamertine Prison.

  • Address: Mamertine Prison, Clivo Argentario, 00186 Rome Italy.

  • Landmark: Chiesa Santi Luca e Martina martiri.

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