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Typology: Monuments

Address

Address: Piazzale Ostiense
Zone: Quartiere Ostiense (Roma sud)
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Contacts

Telephone: 0039 06 39967700 (lun-ven 9.00-18.00; sab ore 9.00-14.00)

Opening times

Open for guided tours only.

Individuals

        INDIVIDUALS GUIDED TOUR
        2nd and 4th Saturday 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
- 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
- timetable: 10 am and 12 pm
- persons: max 20 pax
- duration: 1 hour
- price: visit € 40.00
- reservation: required

Information

Entrance: € 5,50

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.

Educational activities

Info and booking:
individuals: +39.06.39967700  (Monday-Friday: 9.00 am - 6.00 pm; Saturday: 9.00 am - 2.00 pm);
groups: +39.06.39967450  (Monday-Friday: 9.00 am - 6.00 pm; Saturday: 9.00 am - 2.00 pm);
schools: +39.06.39967200  (Monday-Friday: 9.00 am - 6.00 pm; Saturday: 9.00 am - 2.00 pm).

Last checked: 2014-04-03 14:40