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Piazza Cavalieri di Malta | Colle Aventino, 00153 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 22 July 2019 via mobile

If you are a sucker for killer views then this is your place to go. Through the keyhole you immediately see Malta (the Embassy), then you see Italy, followed by Vatican City (yes it is it's own country!). The views from the keyhole are so...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank izzyalberson
Reviewed 10 July 2019 via mobile

Free to do Can see the Basilica through the keyhole Something a bit different to do and next door there is a garden area with great views of Rome.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 June 2019 via mobile

It's worth the walk to the Aventine for an interesting view of St Peter's basilica Even better if you don't tell the person you are with A good zoom allows for the best pics

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 29 May 2019 via mobile

Visited around 8 pm when there were only 5 people besides us. Stunning, undescribable view. Worth visiting but not queuing so prefer evening times when there's still enough light to admire the view.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank iitako
Reviewed 14 May 2019 via mobile

We visited early in morning (around 10.45am) on one of our first stops on our cycle tour. We'd cycled up the Aventine Hill and the guide stopped next to 2 huge green doors. There were no queues at all and we spent as long as...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 9 May 2019

So the concept of viewing "3 countries" in one view is pretty interesting...the reality however is somewhat less so. 3 countries is a loose term when looking through the door of 1 countries embassy at another countries cathedral with another country in the background. The...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank tomj932
Reviewed 24 April 2019 via mobile

We were in the area so decided to take a peek through the keyhole. There was a line, of course, about 30 deep. Not sure why you’d bother really. Don’t go out of your way.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank HoodedBanoonigan
Reviewed 21 April 2019 via mobile

If you’re headed up to Aventine Hill, it’s definitely worth walking down to peep through the keyhole. If you’re looking at the entrance to the park, it’s to the left and down the street a little. You’ll see a big green door (and probably a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank genevievetee
Reviewed 4 April 2019

The Malteese embassy key hole offers a view of three countries in one line of sight. The embassy of Malta, Rome and Vatican City. It was made so the the eye line allows you to look directly at St Peters basilica. Visit this early in...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SueClaypole38
Reviewed 28 March 2019

...and we did. One of the most remarkable properties in Rome belonging to the Order of Malta for 200 years on the Aventine Hill with a view from the property (and famous keyhole) to St. Peter’s and Rome below.

Date of experience: March 2019
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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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10 September 2017|
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Response from kuzak | Reviewed this property |
No visits to the garden are allowed. I would also have liked to visit. But go down the road Santa Sabina towards Circus Maximus. Just next to the Basicila di Santa Sabina is the Garden of Oranges. There is a panoramic view... More
6 September 2015|
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Response from 671Pand | Reviewed this property |
Also unclear as to question.... It's probably MUCH too long a walk from Piazza Navona. It wouldn't be so far from Circo Massimo / Circus Maximus, though. Maybe you should consult a map. ;) Did you know that Google Maps can... More