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Is the Pyramid of Gaius Cestious open for the public?

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Is the Pyramid of Gaius Cestious open for the public?

We are planning on visiting the Pyramid of Gaius Cestius on our way to the E.U.R. and the catacombs and I'm trying to find out if the pyramid is open for the public or not.

In another thread, the information about this was not very clear. Some say that it is open during specific hours, others that it opens every 5 years and others that it is closed altogether.

Any help will be appreciated!

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1. Re: Is the Pyramid of Gaius Cestious open for the public?

I'm pretty sure it's wrapped in scaffolding just now.

demotix.com/news/…media-1785773

When it is open: http://www.coopculture.it/heritage.cfm?id=59#

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Edited: 04 March 2013, 18:35
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2. Re: Is the Pyramid of Gaius Cestious open for the public?

Thanks so much for such the quick and informative response!

It's a pity it'll be hidden under scaffolding... It may sound silly that I'm so excited about seeing it, but for someone who hasn't seen a pyramide before, I think that even under construction it's going to be quite a sight!

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3. Re: Is the Pyramid of Gaius Cestious open for the public?

It is certainly more impressive from the outside than the inside. The interior is a short passage leading to a single chamber, in which the only decoration is a number of small, but very fine, painted figures on a blank surface.

Reservation is not suggested, it is compulsory, otherwise it will not be opened

I always think it is a great shame that Rome's other pyramid, up near the Vatican, did not survive beyond the sixteenth century

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4. Re: Is the Pyramid of Gaius Cestious open for the public?

For sure high time the tomb had a tidy-up - it was looking decidedly leafy last November...

www.pbase.com/isolaverde/image/149066396

Caper plants, mostly!

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5. Re: Is the Pyramid of Gaius Cestious open for the public?

That is a very sad sight. Glad they are doing something about it

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6. Re: Is the Pyramid of Gaius Cestious open for the public?

I can confirm as of last week it is completely wrapped in scaffolding!

If you have the time, though, it is worthwhile to visit the lovely Protestant Cemetery, which is just behind the Pyramid of Cestius.

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