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  • Roma
    Piramide Cestia

Piramide Cestia

Roma
Archaeological sites

 

This pyramid was built between the years 18 and 12 bC as a tomb for Caius Cestius , a magistrate, tribune of the pleb  and member of the religious corporation of the  Septemviri Epulonum . Inspired by  the Egyptian pyramids, quite fashionable in Rome during the Augustan age, that of Caius Cestius is the only surviving example of Roman pyramids. The pyramid itself is included 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 higher level of the modern road on which it stands. The structure is faced in Carrara marble and, thanks to recent restoration work, the inside, where one can see the refined frescoes painted on white backgrounds, can now be visited.

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Piramide Cestia

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How to reach the site

Rome, Via Raffaele Persichetti s.n.c

Metro: Line B stop Piramide 
Bus: n. 23

Services and Accessibility

educational tours for individuals
educational tours for groups
educational tours for schools
accessible site
  • CALENDAR OF RESERVATIONS OPENING

CALENDAR OF RESERVATIONS OPENING WITH GRADUAL RELEASE SCHEDULED ENTRANCE TIME COLOSSEUM TICKETS
DAILY OPENING
Every day new tickets for the next day at 3 p.m (italian time).

WEEKLY OPENING
Every Monday new tickets for the following week at 3p.m (italian time).

QUARTERLY OPENING JULY-AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2019
Tuesday, May 21st at 3 pm (italian time):
The pre-sale of the first set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Coliseum arena, in quarterly availability for the months of July August and September 2019 will be released both online and through the call center.

Wednesday, May 22nd at 3 pm (italian time):
The pre-sale of the second set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Coliseum arena, in quarterly availability for the months of July August and September 2019 will be released both online and through call centers.

Thursday, May 23rd at 3 pm (italian time):
The pre-sale for the underground, the belvedere and the combined underground belvedere tour, in quarterly availability for the months of July, August and September will be available online only.

Friday, May 24th at 3 pm (italian time):
Domus Aurea, Terme di Caracalla, Villa dei Quintili, Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella, Siti ad apertura periodica, Palazzo Massimo, Terme di Diocleziano, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi for July, August and September.

 

MONTHLY OPENING
Every first Tuesday of the month:
June 4th  at 3 pm (italian time): 
The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Coliseum arena, in the monthly availability for July 2019 will be released both online and through the call center.

July 2nd at 3 pm (italian time): 
The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Coliseum arena, in the monthly availability for August 2019 will be available both online and through the call center.

August 6th at 3 pm (italian time): 
The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for September 2019 will be released both online and through the call center.

Every first Thursday of the month:
June 6th at 3 pm (italian time): 
The pre-sale for the underground, the belvedere and the combined underground belvedere tour, in the monthly availability for July will be released online only.

July 4th at 3 pm (italian time): 
The pre-sale for the underground, the belvedere and the combined underground belvedere tour, in the monthly availability for August will be released online only.

August  1st at 3 pm (italian time): 
The pre-sale for the underground, the belvedere and the combined underground belvedere tour, in the monthly availability for September will be released online only.

 

QUARTERLY OPENING OCTOBER-NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2019
Tuesday, July 23rd at 3 pm (italian time):
The pre-sale of the first set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, with quarterly availability for the months of October, November and December 2019 will be released both online and through the call center.

Wednesday, July 24th at 3 pm (italian time):
The pre-sale of the second set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, with quarterly availability for the months of October November and December 2019 will be released both online and through the call center.

Thursday, July 25th at 3 pm (italian time):
The pre-sale for the underground, the belvedere and the combined underground belvedere tour, with quarterly availability for the months of October, November and December will be released online only.

Friday, July 26th at 3 pm (italian time):
Domus Aurea, Terme di Caracalla, Villa dei Quintili, Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella, Siti ad apertura periodica, Palazzo Massimo, Terme di Diocleziano, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi for October, November and December.

 

MONTHLY OPENING
Every first Tuesday of the month :
September 3rd at 3pm (italian time): The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for October will be released both online and through the call center.

October 1st at 3pm (italian time): 
The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for November will be released both online and through the call center.

November 5 at 3pm (italian time): 
The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for December will be  released both online and through the call center.
 

QUARTERLY OPENING JANUARY-FEBRUARY-MARCH 2020
Tuesday, November 19th at 3pm:
The pre-sale of the first set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, with quarterly availability for the months of January, February and March will be released both online and though the call center.

Wednesday, November 20th at 3 pm:
The pre-sale of the second set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, with quarterly availability for the months of January, February and March will be released both online and through the call center.

Thursday, November 21st at 3 pm:
The pre-sale for the underground, the belvedere and the combined underground belvedere tour, with quarterly availability for the months of January, February and March will be released online only.

Friday, November 22nd at 3 pm:
Domus Aurea, Terme di Caracalla, Villa dei Quintili, Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella, Siti ad apertura periodica, Palazzo Massimo, Terme di Diocleziano, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi for January, February and March.
 

MONTHLY OPENING
Every first Tuesday of the month:
December 3rd at 3 pm (italian time): 
The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for January will be released online and through the call center.

January 7th at 3 pm (italian time): 
The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for February will be released both online and through the call center

February 4th at 3 pm (italian time): 
The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for March will be released both online and through the call center.

Info and Reservation

Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm and from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Saturday from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm

 
+39 0639967702

Piramide Cestia

Roma

Coopculture

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Didactic tours

Individuals
  • INDIVIDUALS GUIDED TOUR
    3th and 4th Saturday and Sunday of every month (CLOSED ON AUGUST) 
    - timetable: 11 am
    - languages: Italian
    - persons: max 20 pax
    - duration: 1 hour
    - price: € 5,50
    - reservation: required

     

     

Groups
  • GUIDED TOUR FOR GROUPS
    3th and 4th Saturday and Sunday of every month (closed on August) 
    - 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
    3th and 4th Saturday and Sunday of every month (closed on August) 
    - timetable: 10 am and 12 pm
    - persons: max 20 pax
    - duration: 1 hour
    - price: visit € 40.00
    - reservation: required
Schools
  • GUIDED TOUR FOR SCHOOLS
    3th and 4th Saturday and Sunday of every month (closed on August)
    - timetable: 10 am and 12 pm
    - languages: english, italian, french, german, spanish
    - persons: max 20 pax
    - duration: 1 hour
    - price: visit € 90.00
    - reservation: required

    ACCOMPANIST
    3th and 4th Saturday and Sunday of every month (closed on August) 
    - timetable: 10 am and 12 pm
    - persons: max 20 pax
    - duration: 1 hour
    - price: visit € 40.00
    - reservation: required

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Piramide Cestia

Roma

Coopculture

Hours

Open

Open on the 3th and 4th Saturdays and Sundays of the month

Closed

Closed on August

 

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