We have everything here in Rome, which is why no matter what happens or what anyone says about this city, you really have to tip your hat to it. And yes, we even have a pyramid! The tomb of a certain Caius Cestius, it was built between 18 – 12 BC and only the pyramids in Giza are taller than this Roman imitation. You can see the influence of Egypt all around in Rome, just check out some of the obelisks that were hauled back here by Roman Emperors. I can certainly see why they’d want to draw a connection between their empire and the advanced empire of the Egyptians. Behind the pyramid you can see another section of the Aurelian Wall, just like in my photo of San Giovanni. There are inscriptions all over the pyramid, including one that tells us that it took 330 days to construct. Pierreci, an association that manages a lot of the most important sites in the city, does guided visits in Italian on the second and fourth Saturday of the month at 11 am. If you are curious to take a peak, the pyramid is pretty easy to find, as it’s right in front of the Piramide metro station, just south of the Circus Maximus.
Per informazione sulla Piramide in Italiano, vedi ArchInForm.