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Chiesa di Santa Maria del Priorato

Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta, 4, Rome, Italy
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The Keyhole

A mysterious and magical view. One has to find it. On the grounds of the HQ of the Knights of... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2016
Robert D
,
Oakdale, California, United States
via mobile
Unusual and secretive

The church of Santa Maria del Priorato is hidden behind the high walls of the priory of the Knights... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2014
Karl_from_Flanders
,
Falmouth, Cape Cod
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This church belongs to the Priory of the Knights of Malta and is best known for the keyhole of the Priory, through which appears the dome of St. Peter's.
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6 Oct 2016
“The Keyhole”
7 Jan 2014
“Unusual and secretive”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta, 4, Rome, Italy
Aventine
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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

A mysterious and magical view. One has to find it. On the grounds of the HQ of the Knights of Malta. One of the great secrets of Rome. The gardens are very pretty and if you are lucky enough to be invited inside the church...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 7 January 2014

The church of Santa Maria del Priorato is hidden behind the high walls of the priory of the Knights of Malta, and a small part of the apse can be glimpsed through the famous keyhole. But that is as far as you'll get, unless you...More

Thank Karl_from_Flanders
Reviewed 8 July 2013

I'm not sure this is the correct site name. I'm talking about the secret key hole. This is a miraculous site that is not known by many. Large groups don't come here but we were just a group of eight so our driver had a...More

Thank Karen A
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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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