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Aventine Hill

Via di Santa Sabina, Rome, Italy
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Ranked #26 of 727 attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

After a long walk we made our way up the hill, past the rose gardens to a small queue for the 'keyhole view'. The view through the keyhole is good, however make sure to go to the park on your way back down. Full of orange trees and popular with locals, the park is beautiful and has the best free... More

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Palm Springs, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We found this view of the three states to be very special and were glad we went there. The view of St Peter's Dome through the keyhole was great. My picture was not good. I would recommend a trip to this if times allow

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Palm Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I read multiple reviews about looking through the Keyhole at the top of Aventine Hill and while it was an amazing site, I think it has been slightly exaggerated how much of a "must see" this is. I definitely suggest seeing this site- however I would make sure it's on your way to somewhere else. I went out of my... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

After so many wonderful reviews, I made sure I wouldn't miss out on the Aventine Keyhole. To be honest, it was very underwhelming as a whole. It was hard to find and a tough walk up from the Roman Forum. After we finally found it, we stood in a line to be able to look through the key hole. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

It's well worth the walk up the hill, even on a hot sunny day!! We hopped off the open top city bus at the stop after the coliseum. If you are looking for the door (took us a while to find it) go through the rose gardens by the main road, up the hill. You will get to a lovely... More

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It’s a small trek to get up there from the centre but very much worth it. There is a beautiful little church Basilica di Santa Sabina that is very quaint and pretty. The orange groves next to it have a fantastic view across the City from St Peters to the synagogue and the roman forum and colosseum. And a beautiful... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Aventine Hill is fabulous for relaxing stays in Rome. There are several charming and reasonably priced hotels in the neighborhood, several beautiful churches, good restaurants within walking distance, and fantastic views of Rome from many vantage points. Don't miss the "keyhole view" (ask locals if you can't locate it yourself!). One of my favorite areas of Rome!

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

we took a rest of hours of walking in this beautiful garden. it smells of oranges and they hang on every tree (the don't taste good ;-) )... we took a nap on the grass and were relaxing there for about 1 hour! there weren't many tourists - all quiet and beautiful!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We stayed in this neighborhood with friends for a few nights and delighted in walking around. The rose garden is expansive and beautiful. Lovely houses and embassies. Be sure to look through the keyhole. Close to Circo Massimo.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a wonderful little area off the beaten path. Take the time and locate the keyhole and Piazza Fiorenzo Fiorentini with the great view point and quiet park full of oranges, a water fountain and benches for foot weary guests. Yes, this area was a bit difficult to locate due to poor directions but it is very near Circus... More

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