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Duration: 1 Hour
Ready for a time-travel to explore inside of the creepy Mamertine Prison and hear its history? Get a ticket and start learning what St. Peter was doing in this old prison.
Step into the enigmatic depths of Rome’s ancient history and discover the stories of the Mamertine Prison, where St. Peter himself was held captive. With our detailed video guide, you’ll delve into the hidden tales of this intriguing site, bypassing the queues and gaining exclusive insights into the lives of those who were once imprisoned within its walls.
An Overview of Mamertine Prison
Located in the heart of Rome, the Mamertine Prison holds a significant place in the city’s ancient past. As the oldest prison in Rome, it has witnessed the incarceration of shunned emperors, kings, and even saints. This haunting site offers a unique perspective into the lives and stories of its former inmates, including St. Peter, who is said to have performed miracles within these very walls.
The Story of St. Peter in Mamertine Prison
Although recognized as a saint, St. Peter was not exempt from imprisonment. While confined within the Mamertine Prison, legend has it that he caused water to spring from the rocks, using it to baptize his fellow inmates, jailers, and visitors alike. His unwavering faith and determination are evident in the stories that have been passed down through generations, making the prison an important site for religious and historical enthusiasts.
St. Peter’s Miracles and Baptisms
Even in the face of adversity, St. Peter’s faith remained unshaken. As the water flowed from the rocky prison walls, he used it to baptize those around him, leading many to find solace and hope amidst their captivity. This inspiring tale is an essential part of Mamertine Prison’s rich history, offering a glimpse into the resilience of the human spirit.
Exploring Mamertine Prison with Our Video Guide
Our immersive video guide will take you on a journey through the Mamertine Prison, allowing you to explore its dark and enigmatic corners at your own pace. With insightful commentary and expert knowledge, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the prison’s history and significance, as well as the stories of its inmates, from St. Peter to the shunned emperors and kings.
Skip the Line and Dive into History
Forget waiting in long lines and enjoy immediate access to the Mamertine Prison with our skip-the-line tickets. Instead of being lowered into the cells through the ceiling like the inmates of old, you’ll conveniently descend the stairs, entering a world of mystery and intrigue that has been preserved for centuries.
The Perfect Addition to Your Via dei Fori Imperiali Experience
Situated along the famous Via dei Fori Imperiali, Mamertine Prison is an ideal addition to your exploration of Rome’s ancient sites. With our comprehensive video guide, you’ll uncover the secrets of this historic prison, enriching your understanding of Rome’s fascinating past.
Immerse yourself in the captivating stories of Mamertine Prison and embark on a journey through time with our expert video guide. Experience the enthralling history of Rome’s oldest prison and uncover the tales of the extraordinary individuals who once called it home.
- Stop by Via dei Fori Imperiali, the oldest prison of Rome and take your steps on the same ground with old kings and emperors,
- Hear the portentous things done by St. Peter (he was also a prisoner at Mamertine),
- Explore every bit of the prison’s history via specially designed, audio supported video guide.
- Skip-the-line entry to the Mamertine Prison,
- Video Guide.
Cancellations are possible up to 3 days before your visit.
Walking from the Capitoline Hill towards the Colosseum, Via del Tulliano on the right leads to the Church of S. Pietro in Carcere built on the site of a water system, probably dating from the invasion of the Gauls in 390 BC. It was later used as a prison for the enemies of Rome and many vanquished leaders died there, either of starvation or they were strangled, the only entrance to the cistern being the hole in the floor through which those to be starved to death were thrown.
Tradition has it that St Peter was imprisoned here by Nero. The prison is now a chapel beneath the Church of S. Giuseppe dei Falegnami (Church of St Joseph, Patron of Carpenters) and stairs leading down to the prison. There is a relief showing St Peter baptising his jailers.
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