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Villa del Priorato dei Cavalieri di Malta

#76 of 1,430 things to do in Rome
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Address: Piazza Cavalieri di Malta | Colle Aventino, 00153 Rome, Italy
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Glourious in the evening

It looked much glourious in the dark through the key hole. Of course, it would be sharper image without camera.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Masako M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It looked much glourious in the dark through the key hole. Of course, it would be sharper image without camera.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

I absolutely loved this spot and what it represents. - Idea : You stand in a not-so-long queue to look inside a keyhole. - Reason : the scenery you look into is gorgeous as all the professional pictures will show you - Time : 10 minutes in queue and less than 30 seconds to gaze into the hole - Story... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We ended up there coincidentally. We went to visit Giardino degli Aranci and decided to have a little walk around outside the garden area. Than we saw this queue/line just in front of the door of a villa. We really didn’t know what to expect, but it looked weird, people lining in front of a closed door and peeping through... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

It is not easy to find and not close to major attractions but it is well worth the visit. From the Keyhole you can see Rome and the Vatican while standing in an area the belong to Malta. The view is beautiful and I can say it is a magical experience. The gardens around the area are also beautiful and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Worth a stop because it is so unique, the embassy hill area is very nice in its own right, but the keyhole view of the Vatican is a great sight. Will only take a few minutes out of your day and make a great photo to share.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

When you are in this area please stop by and take a peak through the keyhole , you will have a stunning view on St Peters. The venue is not open to public but it is still worth a stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Personally, i loved it. But there were many people who got disappointed. The funny part was people's faces and reaction when it was finally their turn to look from the keyhole and they didn't take what they expected. For many people, it's not something special but if you have the time it's a nice location with parks that you can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the walk and the views, then a wander around the orange tree gardens with more views, followed by a visit to the peaceful basilica and then the crowning glory, the 'secret' keyhole view of St Peter's. This is a wonderful way to see the real and secret Rome and costs nothing!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We looked through the keyhole on a walk from the centre to Testacchio. Not too busy, but it isn't easy to get the photo of the duomo through it. If you weren't going to other places nearby I probably wouldn't suggest you visit it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We had a fantastic tour guide in Michael, who constantly changed our itinerary based on traffic and lines. He threw in this gem at the last minute and there was no line at all. He was very excited to share it with us and we were pleased to see it.

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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 a line) along with Parco Savello (Giardino degli Aranci) next to the ancient Santa Sabina church. Keep your eyes on the 1960s architecture, several modern buildings are built atop Rome’s original 4th century BC wall.
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