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Aventine Hill

Via di Santa Sabina, Rome, Italy
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Ranked #28 of 742 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas
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Honolulu
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

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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84 helpful votes 84 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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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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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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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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NYC
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This area can be approached from the area around the Circus Maximus or from the outer edge of Trastevere. Beautiful gardens, site of the Knights of Malta and former Knights Templar and site of the famous keyhole through which you can see St. Peter's. Great vistas from the public park. Beautiful rose garden on the way up or down, depending... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Rome is always full of tourists, even in March, when we were there. So, if you're looking for some piece and quiet, this is the place. We wanted to go there because of the famous Keyhole from which you can see The Vatican, but we discovered an amazing neighborhood with a park full of orange trees and amazing view and... More

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Take a map with you and just wonder around this area climb up the hill for a wonderful view over Rome and also look through the key hole to have a different view of the Vatican, across Rome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 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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