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Via di Santa Sabina, Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

The whole experience of walking up the Aventine hill is well worth the time and effort. Since my last visit four years ago it has become much busier

Thank Renate V
Reviewed 25 April 2017

From Colle Aventino you have some breathtaking views over Rome and the Vatican. The place is less crowded than Palatino etc. and something of an oasis with beautiful old basilicas etc. Don´t miss the Giardini degli Oranci.

Thank Amaryd
Reviewed 18 April 2017

On the hill there are several interesting old churches and two parks. It located a little away from downtown, but getting there is easy with the tour bus.

Thank Ogi0
Reviewed 13 April 2017

A peaceful stroll past parkland, churches and dusty institutions with extensive views over the city, drinking water fountains along the way and an eclectic series of attractions, some big, some small en route. Be sure to take in the Giardino degli Aranci, Fontana del Mascherone...More

1  Thank David W
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Lovely walk to the keyhole and just such a quirky thing that’s need every now and again on a trip. Park nearby is well worth a visit too.

Thank Stewart_Julie
Reviewed 24 March 2017

At the Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta is a set of doors/gates that leads to a garden but you have no idea what is behind the doors until you peek through the keyhole. Viola! you see a direct view of St Peters. It is magical!

Thank EMcCdn
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Nice views from Rome, nice place to take selfies. Good weather and not many people so great. Historically interesting

Thank Joan C
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Great place to take a walk, see the views of the city and get away from the crowds. We are here for Christmas and this has always been one of my favorite walks. The orange groves, stopping into the Dominican church and gardens, and looking...More

1  Thank Elena t
Reviewed 19 December 2016

When in Rome, you must. This is talked about a lot, but you have to go there to have that look. Once up the hill, you will see a long queue and at the end a door, or The keyhole, yes this is looking through...More

Thank omega132857
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We stumbled onto this courtyard while looking for Circus Maximus (it was at the other end of the block) and ran into a couple looking for the Knights of Malta keyhole, and thought we would check it out too. Such an amazing view of the...More

Thank meagans52
Contrary to the chaos of the city, the Aventine is
Rome’s oasis. A neighbourhood made up of a patchwork
of ancient churches, hidden gardens, private homes and
embassies, peace and quiet is top priority and the
vibe definitely friends and family. Take a walk around
the Aventine and you’ll find a treasure hunt of
surprises like the clever little keyhole at the
Knights of Malta entrance (the only place you’ll find
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Terry J
30 January 2017|
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Response from HannahG1990 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Terry, sorry for the late reply. When we went we followed a map, it's easiest to go south past the colosseum. Just be warned you do go through quite a 'rough' neighbourhood where there are homeless people and people... More
23 March 2015|
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Response from TJCGrandRapids | Reviewed this property |
Mosse and Kim are correct--you can't go through the door. However, if you turn right from the keyhole and walk down the street a bit (perhaps 1/4 mile), you will come to a small public park which has a fine overlook of Rome.