Sanctuary of Hercules Victor

Via degli Stabilimenti, 5
00019 Tivoli (RM)


Contacts:
Offices and Administration Dept.::

tel.:+39 0774330329
email: santuariodiercolevincitore@beniculturali.it


Sanctuary of Hercules Victor Ticket Office
(service provided by Società Cooperativa Culture)

tel: +39 0774382733
email: villa.adriana@coopculture.it
sito web: www.coopculture.it

Santuary of Hercules Victor

The Sanctuary of Hercules Victor is one of the major examples of Roman cult architecture of the Republican era (building began in the 2nd century B.C.). A spectacular structure of an imposing size, it was built on a vast raised open site towering over the river Aniene, along an ancient transhumance route, which subsequently became the via Tiburtina. The road was carried under the architectural complex by a tunnel (Via Tecta or “covered street”), which was built beneath it.

The sanctuary was formed by three parts: the theatre, which made use of the naturally sloping ground, a large square surrounded by porticoes and the actual temple in the centre of the square and aligned with the theatre. After the site had been abandoned as a place of worship, it began to be used for different purposes. The presence of abundant water attracted industries, such as wool mills, an arms factory, foundries, a paper mill and the first hydroelectric power plant, which produced alternating current for a considerable area. So much so, the Sanctuary area now includes an extraordinary industrial heritage.

The Sanctuary is open every day at the following times:

11 a.m. – 5 p.m. from 2 January until 29 February
11 a.m.–6.30 p.m. during the month of March *
10 a.m.–7.30 p.m. from the last Sunday of March until 30 September
11 a.m.–6.30 p.m. during the month of October **
11 a.m.-5 p.m. from 26 October until 31 December

*from the last Sunday of March, as summer time starts, opening hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
** from 26 October, as winter time is resumed, opening hours are 11 a.m. –5 p.m..

From 11 October 2020 until 28 February 2021, the Sanctuary of Hercules Victor will be open on Sundays and public holidays from 10.30 a.m. until 1.00 p.m.. The tour of the Santuario di Ercole Vincitore lasts approximately one hour.

You can book tickets for the Sanctuary of Hercules Victor online, at the coopculture website, and from the Ticket Office of Villa Adriana (Largo Marguerite Yourcenar, 1-Tivoli -RM). Tours can be arranged before opening hours (from 9 a.m.) for groups only. Booking is obligatory. There is a booking charge.

The Sanctuary of Hercules Victor remains closed on 1 January and 25 December, except in the case of special occasions for MiBACT projects.


As recommended by the Museum General Management “You are hereby informed that this Institute undertakes to offer visitors the longest possible opening hours, in compliance with the criteria established for the opening hours to the public, security and safety of Italian state museums and cultural facilities provided for by Ministerial Decree D.M. of 30 June 2016, pending completion of the expected proceedings to overcome the current lack of staff and set up the consequent recruiting procedures


NEW ADMISSION FORMALITIES AND TARIFFS FROM 28 MAY 2020 due to the Covid-19 Healthcare emergency Tariffs are subject to revision following government law amendments due to the Covid-19 Healthcare emergency (VERSION IN ENGLISH)

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Booking online at coopculture website and from the Ticket office of Villa Adriana.

Tours, including the Antiquarium are available for groups of a limited number of participants (up to 15 people) with admission every 15 minutes from opening hours until 45 minutes before the site closes. Visitors and tourist guides are reminded not to form crowds.

  • Regular full price ticket with exhibition € 6, without prejudice to the incentives provided for by the regulations governing admission to places of Italian culture, which can be consulted at the MiBACT website.
  • local tariff at 50% of the regular full price ticket for all residents of Tivoli and neighbouring Municipalities (Castel Madama, Guidonia Montecelio, Marcellina, San Polo dei Cavalieri, San Gregorio da Sassola, Vicovaro and Rome – Rome until 30.06.2020; Palestrina and Subiaco): 3
  • Villae con voi’ 2-euro discount on the regular full price ticket upon presentation of a till receipt for at least 10 euros issued no more than 24 hours previously by an affiliated business concern: 4
  • Traders subscribing to ‘Villae con voi’
  • Traders subscribing to ‘Villae con Voi’_integration
  • Establishments subscribing to ‘Villae con voi’
  • Cumulative admission ticket to Villa Adriana and the Sanctuary of Hercules Victor (with exhibition) € 12

(service provided by Società Cooperativa Culture)
tel: +390774382733
email: villa.adriana@coopculture.it


Other info

regular full price ticket € 5

Villa Adriana and Sanctuary of Hercules Victor cumulative admission ticket to both sites € 12, without prejudice to cases of free admission provided for by law. These tariffs may change when exhibitions are being held in the archaeological site.

While the exhibition “viaggio fra opere riemerse e misconosciute ” is being held (until 10 January 2021) the full price ticket costs 6. The cost of the cumulative ticket for Villa Adriana and Sanctuary of Hercules Victor is 13.

Ministerial Decree D. M. 9 January 2019, in force since 28 February 2019, established that:

  • admission is free on every first Sunday of every month from October to March (suspended for safety reasons_Covid-19);
  • admission is free of charge during MuseumWeek (in 2019 from 5 to 10 March);
  • further 8 free admission days established by the Institutes: the VILLAE promote free admission every first Monday of every month from May to December (suspended for safety reasons_Covid-19)
  • tickets costing 2 euros for young people aged 18 to 25 years. For further incentives consult: MiBACT website.

Please note the initiative whereby, each Monday, citizens of Tivoli and the neighbouring Municipalities (Castel Madama, Guidonia Montecelio, Marcellina, San Polo dei Cavalieri, San Gregorio da Sassola, Vicovaro, with the exception of Rome) are entitled to free admission (suspended for safety reasons_Covid-19

TICKET ONLINE

Guided tours for groups of visitors and school groups must be booked

You are advised to wear comfortable clothing, suited to the season, and sensible low-heeled shoes.

Certain parts of the site may be closed for restoration work or other technical requirements; ask at the Ticket Office for information. Pay particular attention to areas where danger signs have been affixed. Since the archaeological site is mainly outdoors, visitors are required take all the precautions described in the website of the Civil Defence service www.protezionecivile.gov.it which we recommend consulting (risk activities, meteo-hydro risk, are you prepared?); knowing about such events is the first step towards learning how to deal with them correctly and defend oneself from danger.

The Civil Defence Department is engaged in an awareness-raising campaign focused on imparting a few simple rules on how to prevent or reduce the damage caused by natural disasters and what you need to do before, during and after meteorological and hydro-geological events.

For individuals: set time departure on Sundays (except the first Sunday of the month) at 11.30 a.m.: € 5 booking recommended € 2

Groups of visitors and school groups: Booking is obligatory. Phone +39 0774 382733 or +39 06 39967900.

Groups with their own guide need not book.

The Villae are part of an inestimable architectural, archaeological, historical and naturalistic heritage. To preserve their beauty and protect them from damage they must be treated with care. We need everyone’s cooperation if this precious and fragile legacy is to maintain its splendour and continue to reveal its age-old history.

The Villae comprise diverse, multiform sites, but are the expression of one and the same cultural heredity and unitary management principles. This is why we have drawn up a single set of general regulations for conscious and respectful fruition of the venues that can be easily adapted to suit the specific characteristics of each one of us.

By Car

By Car: Take the A24 motorway and exit at the Tivoli or Castel Madama toll booths. Drive from Villa Adriana along via degli Orti, then via degli Stabilimenti. Alternatively, drive to Tivoli centre and park (subject to a parking fee) in Piazza Garibaldi or in the multi-storey car park in Piazza Massimo, then proceed on foot. Pay attention to the restricted traffic areas.

Parking facilities: via degli Stabilimenti, free of charge from 8 a.m. until 6.30 p.m.. The ticket provided with the admission ticket must be displayed; Piazza Massimo, multi-storey car park (subject to a parking fee).

Public Transport

By BUS from Rome: Take the subway, Metro B, and get off at the station of Ponte Mammolo, then take the Co.Tra.L. bus via Prenestina or via Tiburtina or via the motorway (preferable) to Tivoli. Get off at the Largo delle Nazioni Unite stop and proceed on foot: Piazza Santa Croce, Via della Missione, Via Campitelli, Via del Colle, Via degli Stabilimenti.

BY RAIL from Stazione Termini or from Stazione Tiburtina until reaching the railway station of Tivoli. From there, follow the pedestrian route suggested below.

PEDESTRIAN ROUTES:

Pedestrian route from Tivoli railway station: Via Sant’Agnese, via Valeria, Piazza Massimo, via S. Valerio, Via del Colle, Via degli Stabilimenti.

Pedestrian route from Villa d’Este (15 minutes): Piazza Trento, via della Missione, via Campitelli, via del Colle, via degli Stabilimenti