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Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed our time exploring the Aventine Hill (Colle Aventino), including the rose garden that sits on the site of a former Jewish cemetary (Roseto Comunale), the Orange Tree Park overlook (Parco Savello), and the Keyhole (Il Buco della Serratura), not to mention some tasty...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 907blaked
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tiny keyhole in the wooden entrance to the KNIGHTS OF MALTA headquarters allows you to view a wonderful tree line garden in Malta from Italy. Past the inner court yard garden, one views the majestic dome of ST Peter's Bascilica. So the viewer has...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 9 October 2018

I realy love Giardino degli Aranci with it's tiny keyhole! Not every tourist knows about it, that is why you won't find a long line there. To find this hole you should take Via Santa Sabina and you will find yourself at the Square of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Ler04ka
Reviewed 6 October 2018

There are many ways to get views onto St Peter's, but none is more special than this. This is a really cute undertaking, and it gets you a unique view of the Vatican dome. There is a keyhole which one can peer through, and it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank TA21186
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Nice place to discover a good point of view. Interesting to see. Lot of things to do around this place.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 87Quentin
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

My wife and I couldn’t believe how quiet the orange garden was. Just a short walk up from Circus Maximus, past the rose garden and on the right is a true hidden gem of Rome. There must have been no more than 20 people in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mstrawson
Reviewed 1 August 2018

All the photos here should be deleted. We were told by friends to go, don't look up what it is, just go and be amazed. We were totally amazed. The best part is not knowing what you are going to see. Just make sure it...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank Pchips
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Nice views of Rome. It's like you would have a Rome on your palm. Interesting experience of seeing Vatican through keyhole which is kind of surrounded by trees. Taking a picture of it is a bit painful.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Beata K
Reviewed 14 May 2018

The hill wasn't far from where I was staying. Lovely views over Rome and it is quiet compared to the rest of the city. Rose gardens were lovely and you have to look through the keyhole at the Priory of the Knights of Malta!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank EssexPianist
Reviewed 26 April 2018

From there you have a great view over rome. You can wander through the orange garden, listen to the musicians there or look through the famous keyhole to see St. Peters Cathedral. Just enjoy the view and get away from the crowded streets of rome.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank MelanieD2740
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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
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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.