An Extraordinary Event: Only on Jun 15
You don’t have to travel to Egypt to see an impressive pyramid firsthand; Rome has one of its own, and – for one-day only – it’s open to visitors. Join Roma Experience for a rare, one-off event and exclusive visit to the Pyramid of Cestius.
The Pyramid of Caius Cestius
In Rome’s youthful, cosmopolitan neighborhood Testaccio – just beyond the historic city walls – lies Rome’s pyramid, a wonder of the ancient world. Rome’s Pyramid is normally closed to the public, but for one-day only, you can enter this magnificent, ancient structure, with Roma Experience.
The mighty impressive white, marble pyramid was built for the tomb of high-priest Gaius Cestius in 12 BCE. In these early days of the Roman Empire, mania for all things Egyptian was at fever-pitch. For over 2000 years, Rome’s pyramid has enchanted visitors; Thomas Hardy wrote a poem in praise of it and Percy Shelley considered it ‘sublime’.
Join us for a unique, one-day tour of Rome’s pyramid, in a group no larger than 20, and journey to the heart of Ancient Rome’s wealth and grandeur. Find out about the extravagant lives and deaths of Rome’s ruling citizens, during this fertile time.
We’ll take you, in small groups of no more than 5, into the heart of the pyramid’s sepulchral chamber. Join this tour of Rome’s pyramid and discover the spectacular wealth of the Roman Empire, at the height of Rome’s power.