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Aventine Hill

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Address: Via di Santa Sabina, Rome, Italy
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Worth the ascent

I don't know if this is the tallest hill in Rome but it must be as it certainly felt that way. A long climb up from the Tiber followed by a long descent to Circus Maximus is the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Bucks County, PA

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Bucks County, PA
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137 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I don't know if this is the tallest hill in Rome but it must be as it certainly felt that way. A long climb up from the Tiber followed by a long descent to Circus Maximus is the way I did it and I'd heartily recommend it. Once on the top there are two stunning cathedrals built in a less... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view from the Aventine is spectacular. As is the serendipity view of St Peters through the keyhole. If you can't find it just wait for a tour to arrive. We were fortunate to view it by invitation from the other side of the locked door. It is a garden which is part of the residence of the head of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If possible go at night for a Spectacular panoramic view of Rome. There's also hail viewpoint opposite side of the city, and it's cool to visit both and compare. Don't remember the name of the other viewpoint.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another of Rome's famous hills, this one with the fun distinction of being the site to find the keyhole through which to view St. Peter's. Also a pleasant park for walking through. Be early though as it gets busy and congested up top. ...

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another fantastic site, one wonders at the Romans expertise to build such structures another site to visit.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I hadn't heard of Aventine Hill and the view of St Peter's dome through the keyhole until a chance talk with a Canadian couple at dinner. The next morning we set off from our hotel and walked there (taking wrong turns along the way) and eventually located it. There weren't many people there so we sat and... More 

1 Thank Michael C
Estoril, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

If your hotel or apartment is nearby and you are in need of some peace and quiet this is the thing to do. Get out of the bus on Lungotevere Aventino across you'll see people waiting in line for the Bocca della Verita and walk up the hill to Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta. The ancient door of the Santa... More 

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Clonmel, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Always fill with people. We were lucky enough to get here in quiet time, otherwise I would be really disappointed as it was not worth to wait for. It is nice if you can get clear picture of it but when you have people waiting for it constantly and yo trying to do clear photo, sometimes it doesn't happens. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Well this place is also nice during some hot days, you can enjoy the green parts and the old buildings. Dont expect anything special on this place...

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Central Croatia, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The problem with Aventine is that many possible attraction are not open for visitors. But still with keyhole and parco Savello it is well worth visiting.

Thank Lilly102015

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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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