Rome Travel Guide

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Piramide di Caio Cestio

  • Piazzale Ostiense Map It
  • Testaccio
  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Published 06/20/2007

Fodor's Review

Once a part of the Aurelian Walls and now a part of the Cimitero Acattolico, this monumental tomb was designed in 12 BC for the immensely wealthy praetor Gaius Cestius in the form of a 120-foot-tall pyramid. According to an inscription, it was completed in a little less than a year. Though little else is known about the Roman official, he clearly had a taste for grandeur and liked to show off his travels to far parts of the nascent empire. The pyramid was recently restored in a project funded by a €1 million donation from Japanese fashion tycoon Yuzo Yagi. Guided visits are available on the second and fouth Saturday of each month with a reservation.

Sight Information

Address:

Piazzale Ostiense, Rome, Latium, 00154, Italy

Map It

Website: www.060608.it

Sight Details:

  • Closed Aug.

Published 06/20/2007

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