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Aventine Hill

Via di Santa Sabina, Rome, Italy
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Ranked #27 of 753 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas
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Nelson, New Zealand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
35 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We visited the Aventine Hill several times. A highlight is the keyhole view of St Peters dome, which brought tears to my eyes the first time I saw it. Well worth a visit.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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31 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The Aventine may not be the most famous of Rome's 7 hills, but it is the loveliest (and the quietest). There are several wonderful churches lining the crest (S. Anselmo, S. Sabina, S. Alessio etc.). Best of all is a small public park offering one of the finest vistas overlooking the historic city center.

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Berkeley, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

For a very nice view of Rome, go to Aventine Hill. Closest Metro is Circo Massimo. As you take Via di Santa Sabina, you will first pass Portale della Villa Balestra on your right (their hours are Oct. - Feb 07:00 – 18:00; April – August, 07:00 – 20:00; March and September: 07 – 20:00). Go into this beautiful park,... More

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New York City, New York
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26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Yes, very hilly as you guessed. Please wear a comfortable pair of shoes. Many tourists there are in older generations so they do not move that fast. Please pay attention to them - no one wants to see anyone gets hurt. Also the WCs are dirty - please go to somewhere else first...really.

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Honolulu
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

One of the oldest...on the top of Aventino...simple and beautiful. Aventino is a most desirable neighborhood to live in...visit and see why.

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Makati, Philippines
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126 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This spot is not only entrenched with rich history but offers the visitor a great view of the city through the keyhole. It's particularly nice in the evening when you can see Rome illuminated. The citrus gardens are also a delight.

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Vicenza, Italy
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I believe to be one of the best things to experience in Rome. This site is off the beaten path and you wont find it unless you know its there. I went in the late evening and the way its lit up is breathtaking. There is a gorgeous garden a few yards away from this that provides a great scene... More

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Tehran
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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The Aventine hill (in Latin, Collis Aventinus) is the southernmost of Rome's seven hills. Legend tells that Remus had selected the Aventine to live on. It was there that he watched the bird omens, while his brother Romulus stood on the Palatine, each claiming the better results. The Aventine is noteworthy for its concentration of temples to foreign deities. Until... More

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Cairo
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nice area to walk n overview Rome Looking at Rome from a key hole The citrus garden, and spending good time

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I think if you want to go there to just have a peak through the keyhole and return, then it is not worth it. As another reviewer put it, the keyhole view is nice but the experience is exaggerated. Instead I would recommend after seeing the keyhole to go for for a nice stroll through this very beautiful and quite... More

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