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Aventine Hill

#53 of 1,419 things to do in Rome
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What a nice surprise!

Our tour guide made a quick stop here to allow us to look through the peep hole! Certainly worth a stop! Fun!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Our tour guide made a quick stop here to allow us to look through the peep hole! Certainly worth a stop! Fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Worth the effort to get there, you will have some of Rome's best views and panoramas from this vantage point. Be sure to take time to look through the "key", though you may have to stand in line (worth it!). All at no cost!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Well worth a visit.... This really does have a wow factor and is walkable from the Colosseum so not too far off the beaten track.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

Had a hard time finding the entrance to go up the hill, the directions on this and the 'point me there' function wasnt accurate. But we found it and it was definitely worth the wait and hike! Stunning view of Rome and thankfully the rain had stayed away long enough to grab a few pictures in the sun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Great place with great view of Rome. Entrance is free of charge and you can visit also orange garden, which in the summer must be really wonderfull place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We spent a very lovely morning on the last day of the trip exploring the hill and having breakfast at the top while enjoying the most beautiful view! The keyhole was a fun attraction too which was easy to find with line of people waiting to look through. Definitely a must on a sunny day.

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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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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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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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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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Aventine
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.