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Piramide di Caio Cestio

Piramide di Caio Cestio Review

This monumental tomb was designed in 12 BC for the immensely wealthy praetor Gaius Cestius in the form of a 120-foot-tall pyramid. Though little else is known about him, he clearly had a taste for grandeur—and the then-trendy Egyptian style. The structure was completed in just over a month, an extraordinary feat even for the ancient Romans. On the site of the pyramid is a cat colony run by the famous Roman gattare (cat ladies). They look after and try to find homes for some 300 of Rome's thousands of strays ( The pyramid is open to guided tours only; currently, these are regularly given in Italian only and last one hour.

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  • Address: Piazzale Ostiense, Testaccio, Rome, 00154 | Map It
  • Website:
  • Metro Piramide. Buses 3, 30, 60, 75, 95, 118, 130, 175, 719.
  • Location: Testaccio
Updated: 03-19-2014

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