Pyramid in Rome? (A small brief of the history)

Caius Cestius, praetor and tribune of the plebs, had his tomb constructed between 18 and 12 BC, adhering to a particularly popular style at the time. The sepulchral monument is currently the only one of its sort in Rome and is roughly 30 meters in width and 36 meters in height.

It stands out on the Aurelian Walls, which included it a few centuries later, with its frank covering of substantial slabs of Carrara marble. An inscription on the facade states that the building process took 330 days.

The monument is 29.6 meters broad and 36 meters high. Due to the elevated street level, it appears to be smaller now.

How to get to Pyramid of Cestius?

If you are at Termini Main Station, it is very simple way to get to Pyramid of Cestius in Rome. Take the metro B line (Blue Line) towards Laurentina and you get down at the stop “PIRAMIDE” walk out of the metro station and you will find it slight left opposite to the station. Also From Tiburtina follow the metro blue line towards Piramide.

Time to visit Pyramid in Rome?

The Pyramid of Cestius is open to public every 3rd and 4th Saturday and Sunday with an individual ticket costing 5.50 Euros per person (the tour is conducted in Italian). However, we could take private tours (a maximum of 20 pax) in the Pyramid of Cestius at 10:00 am and 12:00 pm. The Private tour cost 130 euros and should be reserved in prior. Reservations required for both types of tours. To reserve tel. 0639967702, Mon-Fri 09.00-13.00 / 14.00-17.00. Sat 09.00-14.00. The pyramid is closed to all visits in August.

Passage way inside Pyramid of Cestius (Piramide di Cestio)


Location of Pyramid in Rome 

Travel from Pyramid of Cestius to The Colosseum

Reaching the Colosseum from the pyramid is quick. With a private transport it is just 1.7 kilometres and in metro it is 2 stops away from the Pyramid of Cestius. Before you visit the Colosseum it is mandatory to make the reservation in prior.