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Aventine Hill

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The Aventine hill at night offers beautiful views. The most amazing one is the Aventine keyhole. No words to describe the view through it at night.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The Aventine hill at night offers beautiful views. The most amazing one is the Aventine keyhole. No words to describe the view through it at night.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We came here at night. Still had an impressive view of Rome from on top of Aventine Hill. There we're any crowds during our nighttime tour, so we just walked right up to the keyhole and easily saw St Peter's Basilica at night, brightly illuminated through the Knights of Malta keyhole. I'm sure the orange groves are more impressive in... More 

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Qiryat Ono, Central District, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

this hill overlooks the city breath taking view the orange grove is so beautiful i understand that the richest people in Rome live on this hill as well as politicians diplomats i understand why- it is so quiet and peaceful and there is a lovely breeze - many people use segway bikes etc to get to the hill we walked... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Ahhhh, so THAT'S why they call it the keyhole. It's an actual keyhole-sized hole you look through, on a locked door, on the street, to see St Peter's through a row of hedges off in the distance. Line of about 25 people to have a look and very hard in the light we were there to get any sort of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Just up on the other side of Circus Maximus is Aventine Hill, home to some of the elite homes and embassies (the US one is there, heavily guarded), and a few sites worth visiting. The church of Santa Prisca (Priscilla and Aquila, though some archaeologists aren't sure their house was actually on that site, but regardless), Santa Sabine Orange Grove... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We walked here from the colosseum and it was so worth it! The peephole you look into is such a nice surprise. Nothing you would expect to see! Just a bit further down is parco savello. You can see beautiful views here as well

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Southend United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Bit of a trudge up yet another hill,but some good views from the parks,and a spring to fill your water bottle up with. Avoid the keyhole view,its not that great...it really is not.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Walk up the Aventine Hill if possible - the wealthy neighborhood you will pass through is full of gorgeous old villas and huge umbrella pine trees. At the top you will have one of the breathtaking views of most of Rome. Be sure to go into the 5th century basilica of Santa Sabina. The Aventine Hill is not the hidden... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Our car driver that picked us up at night from Fiumicino airport went out of his way to show us this. We did not know about this attraction. We mentioned one of the things we heard was beautiful was seeing the Vatican at night. Lo and behold, we stop by this church or building and asks us to look into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The Aventine hill is the southernmost of Rome's seven hills. It comprises two distinct heights, one greater to the northwest and one lesser to the southeast, divided by a steep cleft that provides the base for an ancient roadway between the heights. There is a Temple Aventine Triad of Ceres, Liber and Libera, patron deities of the Roman commoners or... More 

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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.
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