We begin our tour of the enigmatic monument par excellence, the Pyramid, built in honor of the politician in the first century. BC, when the building was affected by the funeral fashion kind in Rome after the conquest of Egypt in 31 BC The structure, high 36.40 meters covered with slabs of marble from Luni has a burial chamber with a barrel vault, walled, according to the custom in Egypt.
Probably dates to the Middle Ages the first violation of the tomb, which resulted in the loss of the cinerary urn and portions of the decoration. We continue our path in the shade of the non-Catholic cemetery, probably the most 'densely populated of famous people in the world. Here, in fact, lie poets such as Shelley, Keats, many painters, sculptors, writers and politicians such as Antonio Gramsci and the son of Goethe.
We will continue the path between archeology and art, through the popular neighborhood of Testaccio presenting an urban rich in history. Its origins date back to the second century BC when the ancient port of Rome at the Foro Boario became insufficient for the needs of citizens, the plain of Testaccio was earmarked for the construction of a port, buildings for storage and warehousing of goods and a large landfill of oil amphorae imperial Age, Monte dei Cocci.In eta 'medieval was destined to plant orchards and vineyards, known as the "meadows of the Roman people." After 1850, he was made a modern and functional design by Slaughterhouse G: Ersoch and following the large presence of archaeological findings, studies were undertaken still carried out by the Universities of Madrid and Barcelona.
Today the neighborhood of Testaccio welcomes new and different cultures, including the Faculty of Architecture, the European Institute of Design and a section of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome with examples of Industrial Archaeology and green architecture .The same slaughterhouse and 'home of Economy City between workshops and urban gardens, occupies 3,500