Vittoriano e Palazzo Venezia
Every day, from 9:30 am to 7:30 pm (last entry at 6:45 pm).

Access to Palazzo Venezia is from via del Plebiscito, 118, or from piazza San Marco, 49.
Access to the Vittoriano takes place from the entrance on Piazza Venezia.

The changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier takes place every hour.

Please note
For access to the Shrine of Flags and the Shrine of the Unknown Soldier, we advise you to consult the website of the Ministry of Defence.
For access to the Institute for the History of the Italian Risorgimento, we recommend that you consult the Institute's website.

Library of Archaeology and History of Art

Main library in Palazzo Venezia
Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 6:30 pm
Access to the central headquarters of the Library is from Piazza Venezia, 3.

Satellite library in the Sala della Crociera at the Collegio Romano
Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm
Access to the branch in the Sala della Crociera of the Palazzo del Collegio Romano is from via del Collegio Romano, 27.


Visitor safety is our priority - we have made many changes that put your safety, as well as that of our staff, first.  



In order to enter, you must wear a face mask covering your nose and mouth. In closed place, you'll need to wear your mask for the entire duration of you visit


One-way routes

The routes through the building are one-way: the entrance never coincides with the exit. 


Hand sanitisation

You will find dispensers containing hand sanitiser at the entrance and in various rooms at VIVE.


Increased cleaning

The frequency of cleaning has been increased, especially in the toilets and on contact surfaces. 


Protection for our staff

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) has been introduced for our staff, including masks and goggles.


The Vittoriano, Panoramic Terrace, Central Museum of the Risorgimento and National Museum of Palazzo Venezia

- Sanitise your hands.
- Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth for the entire duration of your visit. 


The Main Garden of Palazzo Venezia 

You can enter freely and stay as long as you like: the garden area is all outdoors! 


Library of Archaeology and History of Art 

You can use the library if you are at least 19 years old, or if you are 18 and are a university student. 

- Sanitise your hands.
- Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth for the entire duration of your visit.
- Use the lockers provided, making sure you keep the key with you for the entire duration of your time in the Library, leaving it in the lock when you leave. 


Vittoriano, Main Garden in Palazzo Venezia  

Free admission


Terrazza Panoramica, Museo Centrale del Risorgimento e Museo Nazionale del Palazzo di Venezia

Full price €15  

Concessions €2
Visitors 18s+ to 25th birthday

FreeUnder 18s, people
with disabilities, 
other user categories

To check whether you are entitled to free admission and for other information on concessions visit Ministero della Cultura. 

Tickets allows access to all our sites and are valid for seven days from that issue

Admission is free on the first Sunday of the month, these tickets are only valid on the day of issue

Buy here your ticket


Everyone is welcome at VIVE. 

Our greatest wish is to make our buildings, collections and programmes accessible to each of you. For this reason, we provide a wide range of resources.

If you are a visitor with a specific need or request, please write to us at and we will be happy to help you. 



If you are a person with disabilities, you are entitled to free admission. 


Free ticket for accompanying person

If you are a family member of a person with disabilities or a carer who belongs to the social and health care services, you are entitled to free admission. 



The entrance to the Vittoriano on the Aracoeli side is equipped with a wheelchair lift and a lift that guarantees access to the Terrazza Italia. From here, two panoramic lifts lead up to the Panoramic Terrace, at the top of the monument.

The entrance to Palazzo Venezia on via del Plebiscito no. 118 is equipped with two lifts that allow wheelchairs and strollers to reach the second floor. 


Car parks

A limited number of spaces is reserved in Piazza San Marco for cars with a placard for people who have difficulty walking and the blind. 


Courtesy wheelchairs

Visitors can use wheelchairs both at the entrance to the Vittoriano on the Aracoeli side and at the entrance to Palazzo Venezia from Via del Plebiscito. 90% of the spaces open to the public and the reception facilities are accessible by lift. 
If you need help, please contact a security guard. 


For blind or visually impaired visitors

VIVE offers tactile paths for visitors who are blind or visually impaired: our programmes have also been developed thanks to the collaboration with the Italian Union of the Blind and Partially Sighted. 

Participate in our tactile itineraries for schools, families with children or adults. 


For deaf or hearing-impaired visitors

VIVE offers tours in LIS, Italian Sign Language, for visitors who are deaf or with hearing difficulties. 

Participate in our tours in Italian Sign Language, for schools, families with children or adults.


Additional Resources

Digital inclusion


Groups with their own guide are welcome at VIVE.
Groups of up to 10 people, minors included, can enter without booking and without the obligation to wear headsets for guided tours, being mindful of the needs of other visitors. 
Groups from 11 to 25 people, including minors, must bring and wear their own headsets and book in advance by calling +39 06 32810960 (Monday to Friday, 9:30 am - 6:00 pm) or by emailing:

For everyone's safety, groups of more than 25 people, minors included, cannot enter. 

The entrance of the groups will take place at intervals of approximately 20 minutes.

To find out more, please visit our  Education page.


Children up to 18 years of age enter free of charge and young people between 18 and 25 pay only €2.

VIVE organises activities designed for you and your family.

To find out more, please visit our  Education page


VIVE has projects for schools of all grades.

Groups of students from public and private schools in the European Union and their teachers enter free, though advance reservations are required.

For bookings and more information contact the telephone number +39.06.32810960 (Monday to Friday 9:30 am to 8:00 pm) or sand an email to:

Booking allows you to combine the chosen educational activity with the free admission ticket.

See here the educational activities for the current school year.

To find out more, please visit our Education page.


VIVE organises guided tours which are included in the price of admission, free guided tours, guided tours for a supplementary fee, private or exclusive tours, accessible tours in Italian Sign Language (LIS), and tactile itineraries for people who are sighted, blind or visually impaired.

To find out more, please visit our  Education page.


If you are a scholar, a teacher/lecturer or a university student, you can access our sites free of charge

VIVE offers scholars a wide range of research resources. To find out more, please visit our Research page.

If you need a photograph, visit the Request a photo page.

If you need help with bibliographic research or to ask a photographic reproduction from a book, please consult the Research support page.


Take a moment to relax in our cafeteria-restaurant on the stunning Panoramic Terrace overlooking the Forum and the Colosseum. 



There are toilets at the entry area, at the end of the route and along the way. 


Explore VIVE with our app 

Explore the spaces of VIVE through the Vittoriano app, or use it to learn more when you're here.  



Feel free to take photographs for personal, non-commercial use, unless there is a specific sign telling you photos are not permitted.


VIVE, which is renowned for its art and architecture, is home to some of the most important memories of the Italian people. 

Please dress and behave in a way that demonstrates the proper level of respect and decorum. In particular, we ask you:  

•    To be considerate of others. 
•    Not to touch the works on display and not to go beyond the barriers. 
•    To consume food and drinks only in the Cafeteria-Restaurant.
•    Not to smoke in any part of the Institute. 
•    Not to photograph the exhibits when a sign expressly forbids it. 
•    To only use the seats that have been made available for use by the public: our security and reception assistants can help you find the closest seating area. 


Please check the pages of this website dedicated to the Vittoriano, Altar of the Fatherland, Central Museum of the Risorgimento, the Panoramic Terrace, Imperial Forums Wing, Palazzo Venezia, and the Library of Archaeology and History of Art: you will gain an even deeper appreciation for the buildings and collections of VIVE, and your visit will better reflect your interests.