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Aventine Hill

Address: Via di Santa Sabina, Rome, Italy
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Ranked #34 of 730 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

One of the oldest hills in Rome-as I was informed by our taxi driver while in Rome. The Aventine keyhole is a must see and do not forget to bring a camera.

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Brea, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Aventine Hill was the first thing I visited in Rome. It was an easy walk from the Metro station (get off at Circo Massimo). At the top of the hill is an amazing view. There is of course the famous (and a very "tourist-y") keyhole view of St. Peter's Basilica, but there is also a small park area behind Santa... More 

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Columbus, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

As small as it was, I just loved this! Our hotel, the Hotel Aventino, was just steps away from this beautiful church, Santa Maria del Priorato. The church has a door with a keyhole that lines up with St. Peter's dome. What a hidden find! I know it is out there to find info on, as we did and many... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We strolled up the road to the top of Aventine Hill in the morning to find the well known key hole and enjoy the view. You can find the road to walk up at the end of Circo Massimo which is farthest from the Metro Station. When at the top, the key hole is in the small piazza at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

Take a walk and not a taxi up the Aventine hill, pass the rose garden&all the beautiful churches. At the Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta, look through the keyhole and see the beautiful dome of San Pietro. In summer, take this trip early in the morning, the bright light make photography a challenge, in winter time, just before sunset is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

For a few moments of looking through the keyhole almost transports you to somewhere in a fantasy world is it an optical illusion are you I watching a fantasy film it is truly magical and very moving

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The aventine Hill is one of the seven roman hills (where you can include the pallantine hill). Nowadays it ia a modern part of Rome.

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Turku, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Getting tired of the noise and hassle in downtown Rome? Get up on Aventine Hill and relax. Coming from downtown area there is a pleasant walking path leading to the hill. You first pass the Parco Savello, that I recommend to leave as the last place to see. Next door is one of the oldest churches in Rome, Basilica of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

It's a hike up the hill and is only a tiny garden but the views are amazing and there are hardly any tourist up there!!! Well worth a trip!

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

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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