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Piramide di Caio Cestio

Pyramid of Caius Cestius

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 a little less than a year. The pyramid currently is undergoing a much-needed restoration (paid for with a €1-million donation by Japanese fashion tycoon Yazu Yagi) and is covered in scaffolding; the project is expected to finish by the end of 2014.

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

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