Piramide di Caio Cestio

Piramide di Caio Cestio information

Location
Rome , Italy
Telephone
+390 6 3996 7700
Getting there
Metro: Piramide
More information
www.coopculture.it
Prices
admission €5.50
Opening hours
guided tour 11am 2nd & 4th Sat of month
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Sticking out like, well, an Egyptian pyramid, this distinctive landmark looms over a busy traffic junction near Piramide metro station. A 36m-high marble-and-brick tomb, it was built for Gaius Cestius, a 1st-century-BC magistrate, and some 200 years later was incorporated into the Aurelian walls near Porta San Paolo. The surrounding area is today known as Piramide.