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Aventine Hill

Via di Santa Sabina, Rome, Italy
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Ranked #27 of 688 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
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Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
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Columbus, OH
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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Cape Town
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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38 helpful votes 38 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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34 helpful votes 34 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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