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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a trip to explore this lovely neighborhood on the ancient Aventine Hill. Just past the lovely parks at the top is the impressive gateway of the Knights Templar enclave. The ornate keyhole swings open to reveal a perfectly framed view of St Peter’s.

Thank Joan H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After we hiked what seemed like miles and miles up Aventine Hill, we saw people lined up at a large gate/door. They were waiting to look through a small keyhole, which aligns perfectly with St Peter’s dome. The view through the keyhole definitely was worth...More

Thank ReC1982
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We made it there accidentally as neither of us ever heard of it before. We walked around Aventine Hill (which is awesome, great views and not as many tourists), saw a line of people waiting to look through the keyhole so we decided to wait...More

Thank Ula M
Reviewed 17 September 2017

What a place this is away from the hustle and bustle of the main attractions. Went up here after researching the best places to take photos of the city and I wasn't disappointed. The walk itself was lovely, what I was expecting in terms of...More

Thank Amym2794
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the walk up Aventine Hill. The view through the keyhole is unique, but you need a really good camera to take a decent photo of St Peter's via the keyhole. The view from the small parks/gardens on the way to the keyhole are...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The Aventine Hill (Colle Aventino) is situated close to Circo Massimo. It is a great place for a walk and from there you can enjoy one of the most beautiful views of Rome. Do not miss peeking into the keyhole to see the St Peter's...More

1  Thank Titus D
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

It was just by chance that I found out about visiting here and took us a little while to find it but definitely one to walk to. Gets you in quitier part of Rome and really pretty. We went about dinner time and only one...More

Thank Jav66
Reviewed 23 July 2017

One of several hills in Rome, Aventine is known for its famous keyhole view of St. Peter's Basilica, but also features more wide sweeping views of the city skyline from Parco Savello and a peaceful church. The walk to the top is fairly steep and...More

Thank Jim T
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a great view of the area. It's pretty close to the orange fields as well. Great sunsets here but the best are still on the Spanish steeps. There is a fun little view of the St. Peter's Basilica from a key hole. If...More

Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed 25 June 2017

The Aventine Hill or Colle is a relatively quiet area of central Rome. It is a fairly easy walk to the top where there are ancient churches and pleasant public gardens with trees for shade to relax under whilst admiring the view.

1  Thank Ruth5757
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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Terry J
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
24 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.