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“Peeping through a keyhole”
5 Jul 2018
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Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta, 4 | parte del parco dei Cavalieri di Malta, Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking at the long row of people on the square, waiting to peep through a keyhole, you can state that humans have a curious nature. What is there to see: a nice view of the St. Peter's Dome. That's it. You cannot enter the gate...More

Thank Moondance14
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Fortunately we have had the opportunity in the past to look through the keyhole of the wooden door to Villa del Priorato di Malta in Piazza Cavalieri di Malta high on Aventine Hill, this destination has become rather popular. After our visit to Testaccio we...More

Thank kpiddy
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

If weather is even remotely nice/walkable there mught be lines, since only one ete fits tge key hole at time, so its could be wise to avoid peak hours. Aventino on general is a lovely area. Here, like most places in Rome, is a historic...More

Thank Xtrttvllr
Reviewed 17 June 2018

A FREE attraction that takes 2-3 seconds, but there was no context given to us, and we had no idea what we were looking at or which direction we were looking. If there is a short line, do it for kicks. It's a neat view...More

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Just to advise people who are staying closer to Central Rome, don’t come up al the way to Aventino Hill to check on that hole! Aventino is more of a Gardens, Basilicas and it’s exceptional view!!! Those are the reasons I chose to stay close...More

Thank lukaszwenda
Reviewed 1 February 2018

I met this place thanks to the film: the great beauty, and I'm really happy to have visited, as soon as you get here it will look like any other place, with parking lots and churches, you will be amazed that from a simple lock...More

Thank Lorenzo D
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We rented scooters and the guy told us to come here. We weren't sure what we were going to see, but saw a line of people... Just to look into a peephole... So we stood online to see and once you see it , you...More

Thank NyTuristas16
Reviewed 26 August 2017

It took us years, when we discovered this fantastic view. If you are lucky there are not too many people, so you can take excellent photos.

Thank 545medva
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Have been to Rome many times and actually came up here on a Segway tour. We patiently queued up to look through the hole with no idea what was on the other side. Lovely little surprise. There's a few nice things up here, so it's...More

Thank 87hjm
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Just line it up and bam one of the best pictures you can take in Rome! Was it a hike from my hotel, yes! Was it hot? Yes ! But man what a picture ! Also there is a dog park, and then park you...More

Thank Nicholas B
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Aventine
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
...More
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