Carcer Tullianum, the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill S.U.P.E.R.

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  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Priority access
  • Mobile Ticket
  • Photos allowed

What to expect?

  • One ticket to visit the Roman Forum, the Palatine Hill, the Imperial Forums and the Carcer Tullianum!
  • Visit the places where Rome was born!
  • Skip the line and don't waste your time!

The hill where Rome was born

The history of the Palatine Museum is a turbulent one. The first Palatine Museum was housed in a building dating from the Italian Renaissance period. It was part of the estate of Cardinal Alessandro Farnese, who bought a large part of the Palatine Hill and built his estate and beautiful gardens on it, some of which can still be admired today. The founder of the first Palatine Museum was Pietro Rosa, a famous Italian archaeologist, but the building that housed the first museum was demolished in 1882 to make room for a road connecting the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. The collections were moved to the Diocletian's Thermae Museum, which was renamed the National Museum of Rome in 1889.
The current museum was established in the 1930s on the initiative of archaeologist Alfonso Bartoli, head of the Palatine excavations, who transferred the collections from the National Museum of Rome. The outbreak of World War II complicated the fate of the collection. For security reasons, they were moved to the underground of the National Museum of Rome, which refused to return them after the war ended. The case was stuck in the courts for many years.
Today the museum presents exhibitions consisting primarily of finds from the Palatine. The artifacts date from the earliest years of the republic and the later imperial era.

According to legend, the House of Augustus on the Palatine Hill stood on the site of Romulus' hut. The legend most likely served a propaganda function, portraying Augustus as the new founder of Rome. What is indisputably confirmed by archaeologists is that the Palatine was home to the first Roman settlement. The House of Augustus impresses with meticulously reproduced paintings of beautiful colors.

The House of Livia is one of the better preserved on the Palatine. Dating to the 1st century BC, it was once connected to the House of Augustus. Remains of frescoes and mosaics on the floors are preserved in the rooms surrounding the atrium. The house belonged to a wealthy family. Thanks to a name inscription carved on a lead pipe, today we know the name of its inhabitant.

What is included?

  • Entrance to the Carcer Tullianum with virtual audio guide in the following languages: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese
  • Entrance to the Roman Forum, the Palatine Hill, the Imperial Forums
  • Welcome and assistance with our multilingual staff
  • Booking and management costs

What is not included

  • The entrance to the Colosseum, the Arena and the subterranean
  • Guided tour of the Carcer Tullianum, Roman-Palatine Forum, Imperial Forums
  • Anything not expressly indicated in "What is included"

Available options

  • Entrance to the Carcer Tullianum with virtual audio guide in the following languages: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese
  • Access to the archaeological area of the Roman Forum / Palatine from the dedicated entrance located in Clivo Argentario.
  • Access to the Imperial Forums from the Trajan's Column, Via dei Fori Imperiali.

Price reductions

Reduced ticket:

  • Visitors aged 6-17 years old

Reduced ticket for visitors aged 18-25 years (ends the day after the age of twenty-five):

  • European citizens and with conditions of reciprocity
  • Citizens of states outside the European Union who are holders of a regular residence permit for work, family, humanitarian and study reasons issued in Italy by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Free ticket

  • Children up to 5 years old

Meeting Point

To remember

Place of exchange and issuance of the ticket

  • Carcer Tullianum, Via Clivo Argentario

The ticket can be used within one month from the date of purchase, is valid for 1 day and includes:

  • Only one entrance to the archaeological area of the Roman-Palatine Forum and the Imperial Forums
  • Entrance and visit to SUPER sites with special admission depending on availability:
  • House of Augustus
  • Temple of Romulus
  • Santa Maria Antiqua with the Oratory of the Quaranta Martiri and the ramp of Domitian .
  • Curia Iulia

The accesses to the SUPER sites are limited, as they preserve precious paintings that could be affected by excessive crowding. The access to the SUPER sites will be starting from 9:30 am until 1 hour before closing.