"Pyramide" Pyramid Caius Cestius Tip by mindcrime
Pyramid Caius Cestius, Rome: 14 reviews and 25 photos
With so many Egyptian obelisks all over Rome it was no surprised that we also saw a Pyramide! :)
It was actually the tomb of Gaius Gestius Epulo who was just a rich (ok, very rich) man (ok again, not a simple man but a praetor) that wanted something different for his last stop on earth(he died in 12BC).
The pyramide is 36m high made by brick concrete and slabs of white marble. We took some pictures of it (pics 1-3) and went at the corner to visit the cemetery of the Protestants(Cimitero Acattolico) but unfortunately it was closed. It?s open daily 9.00-17.00 except Sundays when it closes at 13.00 (but I didn?t know that). There are many non catholics buried here since 1738.
Right next you can visit Museo della Via Ostiense-Porta San Paolo(pic 4) a small museum with large scale models of Old Ostia and artifacts from via Ostiense and the port of Trajan.The entrance is free and it?s open 9.30-13.30 daily (on Tuesday and Thursday also open 14.30-16.30).
So we missed this one too and we decided to return back to the city. Before we take the train we took a picture of this weird structure(pic 5) outside the station.
Near Porta San Paolo
Metro station:Pyramide (line B)
Address: Porta San Paolo
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