Only 15 June, 2019 at 9:45 AM.
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.
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, the mania for all things Egyptian was at fever-pitch. For over 2000 years, Rome’s pyramid has enchanted visitors. [readmore]
Thomas Hardy wrote a poem in praise of it and Percy Shelley considered it sublime.
Find out everything about the extravagant lives and deaths of Rome’s ruling citizens, during this fertile time. In small groups of no more than 5, you will come into the heart of the pyramid’s sepulchral chamber.