Palazzo Venezia

From Monday to Sunday from 9:30 am to 7:30 pm (last entry at 6:45 pm)

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


From Monday to Sunday from 9:30 am to 7:30 pm (last entry at 6:45 pm)
Every Friday and Saturday until September 16, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. (last admission 9:45 pm)

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

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.

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.

During the summer period, from 7 to 18 August, the Library will be closed.
From 1 to 4 August and from 21 to 31 August it will be open from 8:30 to 14:30.

Satellite library in the Sala della Crociera at the Collegio Romano
Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm
It will remain open throughout the month of August from 8.30 to 14.30

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.  


One-way routes

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


Increased cleaning

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


The Vittoriano and the Giardino Grande of Palazzo Venezia

Free admission. We look forward to seeing you!


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

Please purchase a ticket for entry to these areas.
The ticket offices are located in the Vittoriano on Terrazza Italia and in Palazzo Venezia in Via del Plebiscito 118.
Admission to the Terrazza Panoramica of the Vittoriano and the Museo Centrale del Risorgimento is via the main Vittoriano entrance in Piazza Venezia. 
The entrances to Palazzo Venezia are at Via del Plebiscito 118 and Piazza San Marco 49.


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. 
Access to the Library's headquarters is from Piazza Venezia, 3.
Access to the branch office at the Sala della Crociera of the Palazzo del Collegio Romano is from Via del Collegio Romano, 27.


Vittoriano, Main Garden in Palazzo Venezia  

Free admission


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

Full price €15 + € 1*

Concessions €2+ € 1*
Visitors 18s+ to 25th birthday

FreeUnder 18s, people
with disabilities, 
other user categories

*From June 15 to December 15, as stipulated in Decree Law No. 61 of June 1, 2023 and Decree Law No. 105 of August 10, 2023, the cost of admission tickets to state institutes and places of culture 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.

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.


VIVE organises family activities.

Families with children aged 5 to 12 can participate in numerous activities for € 5 per participant plus the cost of the relevant entry ticket.

The itineraries are conducted by specialist museum educators and are available on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

For reservations and more information contact +39.06.32810960 (Monday to Friday, 9.30 a.m.-6 p.m.) or send an email to:
To find out more see Education.


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, private and exclusive tours, accessible guided tours in LIS, Italian Sign Language and tactile itineraries for sighted, visually impaired and blind visitors.
To find out more see Education.


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 

Before the visit explore the places on our website.



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.