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Aventine Hill

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Address: Via di Santa Sabina, Rome, Italy
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Wonderful area to visit/stay in Rome

This is a beautiful, upscale area of Rome. We stayed at a hotel here and found it to be a quiet, safe location and a short walk to excellent restaurants and a quick metro or taxi... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful, upscale area of Rome. We stayed at a hotel here and found it to be a quiet, safe location and a short walk to excellent restaurants and a quick metro or taxi ride to wherever we might want to go. There are three churches at the top of the hill -- Santa Sabina and San Alessio... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I read about Aventine Hill on a forum, trying to see the Knights of Malta Keyhole. Great sight! Wonderful view only about a 5 minute wait to see it. On the way to the sight there is a beautiful church which was having a small wedding, simply beautiful. At the top of the hill there is a park with great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Our cab driver out of the blue took a detour and told us to get out of the car and look through the peephole. What? We just got off a plane and were exhausted and didn't know what was going on. What a nice surprise and certainly woke us up. What a nice beginning to a fantastic and memorable trip!

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Our Guide (Paolo at mybesttour.it ... check outt the reviews of his golf cart tours) got us there midmorning on a cool, damp, February day. We didn't know what to expect, and there was no one there. "Go look through the keyhole," Paolo said nonchalantly. And there it is... miles away, a perfectly framed view of St. Peter's and the... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

To look at the St Peters through the keyhole of the order of the Giovani de Malta was really amazing. Worth the trip. Not to far from the Circo Massimo either.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

Our guide surprised us by taking us to Aventine Hiil to peek through the keyhole to see three sovereign states in one glance--the Order, Italy and Vatican City. St. Peter's is majestic. A view you will always remember. The best part- no crowds!!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

My airbnb host took me up here one night. Walking through the orange gardens are lovely and nice break from the bustle of the city. Really magical seeing St Peter's Basilica shining through the keyhole, and cool to know that you're looking through 3 countries - from Italy through Malta to the Vatican. Imagine it would be lovely on a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Beautiful respite from the crowds of the major attractions in Rome. The smell of the orange and lemon trees is intoxicating! Finding the keyhole to see St, Peter's Basilica is awesome! The Rose Garden is beautiful in May! We loved walking in this neighborhood!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Absolutely beautiful with fantastic views and wonderful, quiet areas to walk, sit in, and enjoy. It's quite peaceful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is not easy to find but amazing when you get there. You get out at Circus Maximus and head towards the left and up the hill. We passed a soup kitchen passed the Rose Garden ( old Jewish cemetery) which is only open 2 months a year and then up to Santa Sabina' s church. Turn to the right... More 

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Address: Via di Santa Sabina, Rome, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Aventine

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Aventine
Contrary to the chaos of the city, the Aventine is Rome’s oasis. A neighborhood 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 a line) along with Parco Savello (Giardino degli Aranci) next to the ancient Santa Sabina church. Keep your eyes on the 1960s architecture, several modern buildings are built atop Rome’s original 4th century BC wall.
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