Mamertine Prison Tickets (with Video Guide)

from €11.00 EUR
Duration: 1 Hour
 Seller: Tiqets

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.

A specially designed video guide will help you find out what happened to old kings and emperors. As it can clearly be read, St. Peter was a “saint” but this didn’t prevent him to be imprisoned. During his prison time, of course according to myths, St. Peter turned rocks into some kind of fountain and with the water coming out of these rocks, he baptized jailers, inmates and even the visitors to the prison!
A way to keep him down? No way…

Of course you are not a prisoner like those kings and emperors or like St. Peter – you have more space to walk, just take the stairs and explore more of this eerie place. Don’t skip the video guide that will tell you the past of this place at Rome’s oldest prison, Via dei Fori Imperiali.

  • 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.
What's Included
  • Skip-the-line entry to the Mamertine Prison,
  • Video Guide.
Cancellation Policy

Cancellations are possible up to 3 days before your visit.

Useful Info

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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