Santa Maria in Via Lata Basilica and Carcer Tullianum

The Church of Santa Maria in via Lata is founded on very ancient origins. Around the year one thousand the church was built on a previous one of the VII-VIII century. It was later transformed in the Baroque style. However, it preserves the memory of the Apostles Peter and Paul, who were hosted, according to tradition, in these buildings during the years of their imprisonment in Rome.

The Carcer Tullianum, the maximum security prison where Rome's enemies were imprisoned.

Via del Corso / Clivo Argentario


€ 12.00


2 hours


  • With a single ticket you can visit the undergrounds of the Basilica of Santa Maria in Via Lata and the Carcer Tullianum

Full ticket € 12.00

Reduced ticket  € 7.00

  • Children between the ages of 6 and 17

Free ticket

  • Children from 0 to 5 years
  • Disable people and an accompanying person

For groups please contact:

What’s included

  • The visit of the underground of the Basilica of Santa Maria in Via Lata and the assistance of our multilingual staff
  • Entrance to the Carcer Tullianum and visit of the site with the aid of a tablet (in Italian, English and Spanish) and the assistance of our multilingual staff

Information and reception


Basilica of Santa Maria in Via Lata, Via del Corso, 306


It is possible to book the date and time of the combined visit on the following days and times:

Hours: Friday from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
           Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Given the specific nature of the places, there are specific restrictions on visits by people with different abilities.
  • However, visitors are advised to bring appropriate shoes for an ancient and not always flat floor, and according to the seasons, suitable clothing for the temperatures of the underground.
  • Smoking is prohibited inside the monuments


  • From 10 January 2022 it is mandatory to wear an FFP2 type mask and it will be necessary to show the Super GreenPass.
  • Common areas are regularly sanitized
  • Access to the site is limited to avoid crowds
  • People with fever, cough, sore throat or other flu-like symptoms are not allowed to enter


  • Disinfect your hands upon arrival
  • Always use the mask
  • Always keep a safety distance of at least 1 meter from other people
  • Avoid contact with people and things
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cough or sneeze into a disposable handkerchief or use the crook of the elbow

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