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Typology: Monuments

Addresses

Address: Piazzale Ostiense
Zone: Quartiere Ostiense (Roma sud)
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Disabled access: Via Raffaele Persichetti
Zone: Rione San Saba (Piramide) (Roma centro)
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Contacts

Telephone: +39 06 39967700 (lun-ven 9-13/14-17; sab ore 9-14) prenotazioni
Telephone purchase: +39 06 39967700 (lun-ven 9-13/14-17; sab ore 9-14)

Opening times

Open for guided tours only.

1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at 10.30am: access after visiting Museo della Via Ostiense. Reservation required at 06 5743193 (Museo della Via Ostiense-SSBAR) 

INDIVIDUALS GUIDED TOUR
2nd and 4th Saturday of every month
from June also the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month
        - timetable: 11 am
        - languages: Italian
        - persons: max 20 pax
        - duration: 1 hour
        - price: € 5,50
        - reservation: suggested

GUIDED TOUR FOR GROUPS
2nd and 4th Saturday of every month
from June also the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month
- timetable: 10 am and 12 pm
- languages: english, italian, french, german, spanish
- persons: max 20 pax
- duration: 1 hour
- price: visit € 130.00
- reservation: required

ACCOMPANIST
2nd and 4th Saturday of every month
from June also the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month
- timetable: 10 am and 12 pm
- persons: max 20 pax
- duration: 1 hour
- price: visit € 40.00
- reservation: required

GUIDED TOUR FOR SCHOOLS
2nd and 4th Saturday of every month;
from June also the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month
- timetable: 10 am and 12 pm
- languages: english, italian, french, german, spanish
- persons: max 20 pax
- duration: 1 hour
- price: visit € 130.00
- reservation: required

ACCOMPANIST
2nd and 4th Saturday of every month;
from June also the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month
- timetable: 10 am and 12 pm
- persons: max 20 pax
- duration: 1 hour
- price: visit € 40.00
- reservation: required

Information

Entrance: € 5,50

Ticket and admission presale
Individuals: € 2,00
Groups accompanist, reservation required, € 40.00 (up to 20 pax)

 

Booking

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Scheduled manifestations

Bimillenario di Augusto (Manifestations) from 2014-09-12 to 2015-06-02

Description

This pyramid was built the years 18 and 12 BC as a sepulchre for Caio Cestio, a magistrate, representative of the plebeians and member of the College of Septemviri Epulones. Taking inspiration from the Egyptian pyramids, quite fashionable in Rome during the Augustan age, that of Caio Cestio is the only surviving example of Roman pyramids. The pyramid itself is enclosed in the Aurelian Walls. On one face of the pyramid is an inscription which states that it took 330 days to complete the construction. Measuring some 36 metres in height, 29.6 in width, its current size seems smaller because of the raising of the road on which it stands. The structure is clad in marble from Carrara and, thanks to recent restoration work, the interior can now be visited and where one can see the refined frescoes painted onto white backgrounds.

Last checked: 2015-04-27 10:53