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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank 87Quentin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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

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.

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!

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.

1  Thank MelanieD2740
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful hill to take fab pics, gorgeous gardens with orange trees & the great Aventine keyhole. Peer through the keyhole for a wonderful surprise. Def worth the hike up the hill!

Thank Avril R
Reviewed 21 March 2018

From all the tourist places in Rome, this hill is by far the most peaceful and relaxing. Starting from the Circus Maximus, dividing the Palatine from the Aventin hills, up the Roseto rose garden, through the Orange garden and into the Santa Sabina basilica, one...More

1  Thank Milen D
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

This was on my list too do while in Rome. We took the bus which dropped us off at the bottom of the hill, we walked up with other tourists. There are no signs to this peephole. You go past the church down the road,...More

Thank F_Canadian_A
Reviewed 1 March 2018

This is one of the so-called "seven hills of Rome." I used to go to this place from one of the roads departing from Via del Circo Massimo after I have visited this ancient imperial stadium. As to the places of interest you may visit...More

Thank CzarEmmanuel
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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.