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Mamertine Prison location | Best routes & modes to get there

Where is Mamertine Prison located?

Getting to Mamertine Prison by public transportation

By train
By metro
By bus

Best for: Intercity travel
Train lines: FC1, FL1, FL5, R
Travel time: Travel times vary depending on the departure city.
Nearest station: Rome Termini Station, 3.4 km
Timing: Trains run frequently throughout the day, with schedules varying based on the route and originating city

  • Once you reach Roma Termini, walk for about 2 minutes (190 meters) and board Bus 75Poerio/Marino from the Termini bus stop.
  • The journey is approximately 7 minutes with 5 stops. Get off at Cavour/Ricci. Walk for about 7 minutes (600 meters) and you'll reach the Mamertine Prison.
  • You can also drive via Naziole, but do mind the tolls on the way. Additionally, if you don't mind on taking a walking tour of the Eternal City, it's a 20-25 min walk via Cavour.

Best for: Convenient and efficient commute
Metro lines: B, C
Travel time: Around 10-15 minutes.
Nearest station: Colosseo Metro Station, 900 m
Timing: 5:40 AM - 11:50 PM

  • Easy 10-12 min walk from the Colosseo Metro Station to the Mamertine Prison via del Colosseo and dei Fori Imperiali.
  • Else, board Bus 85Termini (Ma-Mb-Fs) from the Colosseo bus stop. The journey is approximately 3 minutes with 2 stops. Get off at Fori Imperiali/Campidoglio. Walk for about 3 minutes (240 meters) to reach your location.

Best for: Budget travel
Bus lines: 118, 170, 30, 51, 63, 80, 81, 85, 87, C3H
Travel time: 15-20 minutes
Nearest station: Parada de Autobuses de Fori impreriali, 350 m
Timing: Buses generally operate during daytime hours, with schedules varying by route and time of day.

  • There are various bus stops near Mamertine Prison, depending upon your starting point. You can take direct line 85 if you're coming from Roma Termini Station, other direct lines at the stop are 87 and 118.
  • Ara Coeli/P.Za Venezia is another close stop with an easy 4-minute wall, lines C3, L07, 30, 51 & 81 can take you here.
  • From Fori Impreriali you can walk via dei Fori Imperiali and Clivo Argentario.

Getting to Mamertine Prison by car

Driving route
Parking facilities

Driving route

Best for: Convenience
Travel time: 12-15 minutes
Distance: 2.7 km, from Rome Metropolitan City

  • Start in Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome Capital, Italy. Head northwest toward Via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando (50 meters). Follow Via Nazionale to Via Quattro Novembre (1.0 kilometer).
  • Continue on Via Quattro Novembre, and take Via del Teatro di Marcello to Vico Jugario (1.3 kilometers). Follow Vico Jugario, Piazza della Consolazione, and Via della Consolazione to Foro Romano (300 meters) and reach your destination.

Be mindful of traffic restrictions and limited traffic zones (ZTL) in the historic center of Rome. Once in the vicinity, consider parking at nearby facilities which provide convenient access to the Roman Forum and Mamertine Prison. Parking availability and rates may vary, so arriving early and checking rates in advance is advisable, especially during peak tourist seasons.

  • Parcheggio Fori Imperiali (Imperial Fora Parking): Approximately 5 minutes walk to Mamertine Prison and the Roman Forum.
  • Parking Sant'Agata Roma Centro: A bit farther but still within a reasonable walking distance, i.e., 12 minutes.
  • Via dell'Arco de' Ginnasi, 7 Parking: The parking is 12-15 minutes walk and provides secure parking facilities with attendants.

Walking or cycling to Mamertine Prison

Best for: Visitors looking for an active and eco-friendly approach to reaching the attraction.
Travel time: 24 minutes from Rome City Center

  • From various points in Rome's city center, you can walk to Mamertine Prison. If you are starting from a central location in Rome, such as Piazza Venezia or the Colosseum, head southeast or northwest, depending on your starting point, and follow Via dei Fori Imperiali. This iconic road passes by major historical landmarks.
  • Depending on your route, turn left onto Via di S. Pietro in Carcere. After a short distance on Via di S. Pietro in Carcere, turn left onto Clivo Argentario. Walk for about 100 meters, and you'll arrive at Mamertine Prison.
  • Rome also offers a bike-sharing service known as "Bike Roma" with numerous docking stations throughout the city, including some near the Roman Forum. You can rent a bike and enjoy a scenic ride to Mamertine Prison, taking in the sights at your own pace.



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Frequently asked questions about Mamertine Prison location

Where is Mamertine Prison located?

Mamertine Prison are situated at Clivo Argentario, 1, 00186 Roma RM, Italy. This historic site is nestled within the Roman Forum in Rome's city center.

Which city hosts Mamertine Prison?

Mamertine Prison call Rome, Italy, home, adding another fascinating layer to the city's rich historical heritage.

How can I reach Mamertine Prison?

Your journey to Mamertine Prison can unfold via train, metro, bus, or even a leisurely stroll from central spots, allowing you to soak in the city's atmosphere. If you're driving there are limited, but a few parking spots available near the attraction and if you love to cycle, there are bike docking stations across the city as well. Plenty of options for you to choose from. Take your time in understanding these and get the best that fits your budget and itinerary.

How do I get to Mamertine Prison by train?

Take a train to Rome Termini Station, then use public transportation or walk to the Mamertine Prison.

Which is the closest train station to Mamertine Prison?

Rome Termini Station is the closest train station to Mamertine Prison, approximately 4.2 km away.

How do I get to Mamertine Prison by metro?

Take advantage of Rome's well-knit metro system. Take metro Line B or C, can be used. The closest station is Colosseo Metro Station.

How do I get to Mamertine Prison by bus?

Traverse the city with ease using various bus lines like 85, 87, 118, C3, L07, 30, 51, and 81, all tactically spread across important landmarks and streets of Rome, leading you to Mamertine Prison.

Which is the closest bus stop to Mamertine Prison?

There are various bus stops near the infamous Mamertine Prison if you're traveling by bus, but Fori Imperiali and Ara Coeli/P.Za Venezia are closest. Lines 85, 87, 118 run to Fori stop and C3, L07, 30, 51, 81 to P.Za Venezia.

Is parking available at Mamertine Prison?

Yes, parking is available near Mamertine Prison. Options include Parcheggio Fori Imperiali (Imperial Fora Parking), conveniently located about a 5-minute walk away, and Parking Sant'Agata Roma Centro, which is a bit farther but still within a reasonable 12-minute walking distance. Additionally, Via dell'Arco de' Ginnasi, 7 Parking is another option; however, specific details about this location are not provided.

What is the best way to get to Mamertine Prison if I want to sightsee on my way?

Take a delightful stroll from iconic locations like the Colosseum, letting your journey to Mamertine Prison unfold amidst the captivating sights of Rome.

How do I get to Mamertine Prison by car?

To reach Mamertine Prison by car, navigate to the Roman Forum area in Rome. Follow the road signs leading you to Clivo Argentario, where the Prison are situated. Be mindful of limited parking in the vicinity, and consider using public transportation or alternative means if you prefer to avoid driving in the city center.

Can I walk to Mamertine Prison?

Certainly! You can walk to Mamertine Prison from various central locations in Rome. Follow the directions to Clivo Argentario, 1, 00186 Roma RM, Italy, and enjoy a pleasant stroll through the historic streets, soaking in the atmosphere of the city. Walking is a great way to explore the surroundings and experience the charm of Rome on your way to Mamertine Prison.

Is there any boat service to Mamertine Prison?

No, Mamertine Prison are not accessible by boat. The historical site is located in the heart of Rome, and transportation options primarily include train, metro, bus, car, or walking. While the city's waterways are enchanting, exploring Mamertine Prison is best done on land.

Can I cycle to Mamertine Prison?

Yes, cycling to Mamertine Prison is an option. The city of Rome has bike docking stations across its streets, providing a convenient means of transportation. However, it's essential to consider the dynamic traffic and pedestrian conditions in Rome while cycling. If you enjoy cycling and prefer an eco-friendly mode of transport, you can explore Mamertine Prison by bike.