Main entrance for visitors
Via Caio Cestio, 6 in the Testaccio district of Rome.
Via Caio Cestio is a side-street off Via Marmorata on the north side of the Pyramid. The Cemetery entrance is halfway down Via Caio Cestio on the left.
Underground B line to Piramide station
from 9.00 am to 5.00
pm (last entrance:4.30
Sundays and public holidays
9.00 am to 1.00 pm (last
You are welcome to visit the Cemetery as an individual or as small
groups of family or friends. Please read the Regulations
for Visitors before your visit. For larger groups,
please see below.
Group visits with your own guide
We welcome group visits, but to avoid overcrowding and to guarantee you a pleasant visit we ask you to please contact us only via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org at least ten days in advance. We do not accept requests via telephone. Please provide the following information: where your group is from, name and contact details of the group leader/guide, date and time of visit and number of people in the group.
IMPORTANT: because of the restricted space in the Cemetery, a group must not exceed 20 persons. Larger groups must be split into two or more, each with its own leader/guide.
We regret that we cannot accept groups of school pupils under
the age of 16.
Groups are kindly asked to leave a donation of
at least €3 per person. All donations go towards the maintenance of this private cemetery which is also an important historic site.
photo: Mick Phillips
Guided tours with a cemetery volunteer
The Cemetery can provide a guide in Italian, English or German for groups of 10 to 20 people. The tours last approximately one hour. Please complete the form attached HERE and send it to us at least ten
days before your proposed visit. Reservations can only be made via
e-mail. We do not accept requests via telephone.
Our guided tours are not suitable for non-native speakers. We
remind you that we cannot accept tours for groups of school pupils
under the age of 16.
For guided tours we request a donation of €6 per person (for schools €3
per person). All donations go towards the maintenance of this private
cemetery which is also an important historic site.
Notes for group
The Cemetery is private property and an active burial ground where funerals and burials take place and where concession holders visit the graves of their loved ones. The Administration reserves the right to refuse entry to visitors who do not follow the regulations or who disturb the peace and decorum of the site. All visitors enter the Cemetery at their own risk: you are reminded that the ground is uneven – comfortable shoes are a must!
Group leaders should
read the Regulations
for Visitors and make
sure their group members
abide by these. If you
book a tour and need
to cancel or think you
might be late, please
call the Cemetery as
soon as possible.
On arrival please report
first to the Visitors’ Centre
to leave donations and
to receive updated information.
Toilets are available but there
are no refreshment facilities – there
are plenty of bars and
restaurants in the nearby
Testaccio area a few
minutes walk from the
site. To plan your tour
better, you might like
to consult the map
of the Cemetery.
To find out about our
latest activities see
our Newsletters. If you
would like to support
the Cemetery click
on Friends or become
There is an excellent
view of the Pyramid of
Cestius from the site,
but it is not possible
to access the pyramid
from the Cemetery.
Via Caio Cestio, 6
Tel: + 39 06 574 1900
Fax: + 39 06 574 1320
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