The Carcer Tullianum is the oldest prison in Rome, for many centuries a maximum security prison for Rome's enemies awaiting execution. Also known since the Middle Ages as Mamertine Prison, it is the place where, according to tradition, the Apostles Peter and Paul lived their last days before being martyred.
The experience can be enriched with a visit to the Capitoline Museums located a few steps from the Carcer Tullianum, whose birth dates back to 1471, when Pope Sixtus IV gave the Roman people a group of bronze statues of great symbolic value.
The collections have a close link with the city of Rome, where most of the works come from. The presence of the Capitoline Wolf of Romulus and Remus, the colossal statue of Constantine, the Spinario and works by the major Italian artists among which Caravaggio stands out, are of considerable importance inside the museum.
With just one ticket you can visit the Carcer Tullianum and discover the marvelous collections of the Capitoline Museums.
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Place of exchange and issue of the ticket
Address and opening time
Carcer Tullianum - Clivo Argentario
Capitoline Museums - Piazza del Campidoglio, 1