Rome from Above. The Patrol Path of Palazzo Venezia

The Thousand Stories of VIVE
- Sunday 15 October, 11 a.m.
- Domenica 15 ottobre, ore 11.00

At the top of Palazzo Venezia is the ancient patrol path. Here the garrison of the complex, sheltered by a battlement still with a medieval imprint, could guard the entrances. Since the need to defend the building ended some time ago, the patrol path now offers visitor a chance to go back in time to enjoy striking and original views, from the drum and the dome of the church of the Gesù to Palazzo Bonaparte, the headquarters of the Assicurazioni Generali and an extraordinary enfilade of the Colosseum, through Via dei Fori Imperiali, ending with the imposing bulk of the Vittoriano. 

WHEN: Sunday, October 15
TIME: 11 a.m.
WHERE: Palazzo Venezia
MEETING POINT: the entrance to Palazzo Venezia, Via del Plebiscito 118

Information and reservations

This tour costs 5 euros. The cost of the visit is in addition to the admission charge to VIVE.

Up to 18 years old admission is free and between 18 and 25 years costs only 3 euros*.

To take part in the tour, book and buy your ticket at least 2 days in advance by clicking here.

Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start of your visit at the meeting point. 

For information contact the education team by sending an email to:

All the activities are held in Italian. For more information and to request guided tours or educational activities in English or French send an email to 

* From June 15 to September 15, under Decree Law No. 61 of June 1, 2023, the cost of the entrance ticket to the VIVE - Vittoriano and Palazzo Venezia is increased by 1 euro. The measure is aimed at financing interventions for the protection and reconstruction of cultural heritage damaged by the floods that occurred in May in Emilia Romagna, Tuscany and Marche.