The Carcer Tullianum is one of the most important and fascinating monuments of the Republican Roman period. It holds a great historical and archaeological treasure for over 3,000 years.

It is located below the Church of St. Joseph of the Carpenters - XVI century - overlooking the Roman Forum, one of the most impressive views of the city.

The complex consists of two distinct parts: the Carcer, the upper area, of the period of Anco Marzio (640-616 BC) and the Tullianum, the lower area, of the time of Servius Tullius (578-534 BC). The first signs of the place date back to the IX century BC.

In the Tullianum waters were left to die the enemies of the Roman people, including some major historical figures, like Vercingetorix, the prince and leader of Gaul.

About the Tullianum, an ancient tradition tells of the miraculous action of St. Peter, which with a stick struck the rock and made water gush, and used it to baptize inmates and jailers; during the centuries this place was, therefore, also much visited as a pilgrimage place of great devotion from those who arrived in Rome.

The visit to this exceptional archaeological site is enriched with a multimedia tour that also includes the use of tablet; you can see the reconstruction of the original environment and read insights on what was found during the recent excavations.


Photographs by Riccardo Auci

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Our proposals

Opening Days
Monday - Sunday

8.30am - 4.30pm from 2 January to 15 February

8.30am - 5.00pm  from 16 February to 15 March

8.30am - 5.30pm  from 16 to 25 March

8.30am - 7.15pm  from 26 March al 31 August

8.30am - 7.00pm  from 1 to 30 September

8.30am - 6.30pm  from 1 to 28 Octobre

8.30am - 4.30pm  from 29 Octobre to 31 December

The ticket office closes one hour earlier


The tour with multimedia devices (tablet) takes about 1 hour.

Avilable languages: italian, english, spanish

Individual adults rate € 10,00
Individual child rate (6-17 years) and students until 25 years
(presenting their student card or International Student Card)
€ 5,00
Religious/Nuns/Priest € 5,00
Children from 0 to 5 are free  
Disable people with wheelchairs can't access to the Archeological area but only to the Museum
People with 74% disability FREE


For information: tel +39 06.69896375; email


Rates reserved to Omnia Card holders

For the complete tour (Museum+Carcer Tullianum+multimedia device)                           € 7,00


Group tours (in language): for information tel +39 06.69896379; email


Tickets and reservations available online on ORP website or at ORP Info points click here


It has been activated, in partnership with Coopculture, the new access (turnstile) to the archaeological area Roman Forum, located near the Carcer, accessible on the opening times of the archaeological area.
The access is reserved to the holders of the combined ticket Tullianum Carcer + Archaeological areaRoma Pass holders, Omnia Card holders, ticket to the archaeological area only.


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St. Peter's Office
Palazzo dei Propilei

Piazza Pio XII, 9 (Piazza San Pietro) - 00193 Roma

Opening to public

From Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm
Sunday from 9am to 4pm

Extraordinary Opening

24 December 2016 9am - 4pm
25 December 2016 9am - 1pm 
26 December 2016 9am - 4pm
31 December 2016 9am - 4pm
01 January  2017  11am - 4pm

Call an operator

+39 06 69896.1

From Monday to Friday

9.00 - 18.00



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