Underground Rome: Pyramid of Cestia Private Tour

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Step behind the walls of the Pyramid of Cestius and discover the burial chamber concealed within. Gain exclusive entry to a monument normally reserved for scientists and scholars and discover the history of the pyramid's construction in the ancient inscriptions carved on the outer walls.


Underground Tours in Rome
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Viale del Campo Boario
2 hours
Friday and Saturday at 11:00 AM
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Be one of the select few to be granted access to Rome's Pyramid of Cestius, and step into the darkened depths of its sacred tomb. Constructed under the orders of a wealthy magistrate, Gaius Cestius Epulo, around 15 BC, this extraordinary monument is considered to be one of the best-preserved ancient buildings in Rome.

On this tour, be led into the heart of the pyramid to discover the burial chamber of Gaius Cestius. Learn fascinating details about the history of this unique structure as you descend into the cool darkness and feel the weight of time bear down on you.

Keep your eyes peeled and you might spot the beautiful inscriptions on the east and west flanks of the pyramid, which reference the religious group to which Cestius belonged and the 330 days that were allocated for the pyramid construction. Within the chamber you will notice the faded remains of the various frescoes which were found during its rediscovery in 1660.


  • Expert archaeological guide

  • Entrance fee


  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Hotel pick up and drop-off

Please Note

  • Children 13 years old and below are free of charge.

  • Rates for larger groups are available upon request. Please inquire.

  • Option to be picked-up from hotel is available upon request for an additional cost. Please inquire.

Cancellation Policy

  • 25% Cancellation Fee (75% reimbursement): 46 days prior to date of activity.
  • 50% Cancellation Fee (50% reimbursement): between 16 to 45 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 15 days or less prior to date of activity.

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