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Carcer Tullianum

Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
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Address: Foro Romano | Via dell clivio Argentario 1, Rome, Italy

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Waste of time and money

For 3€ you will see 2 little rooms with no explanations. Don't bother to go! There are so many other interesting things to see in Rome.

1 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 December 2014
Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014 via mobile

For 3€ you will see 2 little rooms with no explanations. Don't bother to go! There are so many other interesting things to see in Rome.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014 via mobile

Although the name suggests this should be a really interesting place, it's actually a total waste of time and money. There are just 2 rooms to see, with no explanation whatsoever, verbal or written. A total disappointment.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

This is the Prison of Paul and maybe Peter, look down the hole that they fed him through and dropped him down. The steps were built in 1800's prior to that only the hole. Only $3 euro to see only this area - but the museum is more and may be worth it we were in a time crunch. Also,... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

I feel so strongly that I have to make sure future visitors to Rome do not go here! I wish we had done our research first! This is NOT a visit around the old prison! There is one room which I suppose is the actual authentic cell? The rest is a ridiculous multimedia experience with walls telling their stories and... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2012

We visited this historical site in May, 2012 and found it to be a hyped-up, fantasized, Hollywood-ized attraction. A total disappointment. What a shame that they took a legitimate historical spot and ruined it in order to make a Euro or two! Take some photos outside (free) and forget "touring" the prison. It's a waste. Peter and Paul would be... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2011

For your 10 EUR, you get to watch a video with a ridiculously poor narrative, which goes as far as to imagine what the stones would say if they could speak ('Ah, I can't breathe!' and 'I should have been placed in a better place!' etc.). Total waste of time, considering the abundance of historic sites nearby. The carcer itself... More 

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Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
If all roads lead to Rome, then they all end here. Piazza Venezia and the Ancient City are the very epicenter of the Eternal City. Within a 360-degree turn, Roman history unrolls in front of you, from its ancient beginnings to its 21st century transformations. Whether it’s those historical playgrounds known as the Roman and Imperial Forums, or the side-street shops, trattorie, and churches, this neighbourhood packs a cultural punch and then some. Screaming scooters, battling buses, crazy cars, and lots of foot traffic converge in the area all day long. By dusk, a different vibe emerges as the neighbourhood quiets down. Don't be surprised if you find yourself passing through the Piazza Venezia at least once a day, since it’s the most direct way to get from one side of town to another.
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