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Aventine Hill

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Address: Via di Santa Sabina, Rome, Italy
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Fantastic Views Across Rome

We visited the Aventine Hill and Orange Gardens which although, are quite a way out of the city are well worth the hike up the hill. On a sunny day this is a lovely walk and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Brighton, United Kingdom

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked up to Aventine Hill from the Mouth of Truth. It was a bit of a hike. The gardens and churches were busy with a lot of people. We weren't able to visit any of the churches as there were weddings going on (we were there on a Saturday). Our destination was Buco di Roma, which you can reach... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Aventine Hill and Orange Gardens which although, are quite a way out of the city are well worth the hike up the hill. On a sunny day this is a lovely walk and the views across Rome are magnificent. Make sure you continue further up the road and see Villa del Priorato dei Cavalieri di Malta !

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

next to the church of St Sabina the park overlooks the Tiber and the historic area. A fantastic view. Check out the church also. An early basilica. It has doors from the 5th century that are beautiful and one of the earliest depictions of the crucifixion of Christ

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Malta, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta is renowned for the so-called keyhole - the keyhole of the Palace of the Grand Master of the Order of Malta, through which one gets a lovely view of St Peter's Dome. This is highly recommended to Maltese people visiting Rome, thanks to the special 'legame' we have with the Order. Make sure you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Massimo , our guide cum driver in Rome said he was taking us to a surprise destination and brought us here and after parking the car asked us to join the long queue of people standing. At first we thought they were standing in line to enter a huge wooden door but as we neared the door discovered people were... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

It's a bit of a hike to get here up the hill, but the wooden doors of Santa Sabina and the keyhole view of St. Peters make it worth the effort.

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Bucks County, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

I don't know if this is the tallest hill in Rome but it must be as it certainly felt that way. A long climb up from the Tiber followed by a long descent to Circus Maximus is the way I did it and I'd heartily recommend it. Once on the top there are two stunning cathedrals built in a less... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

The view from the Aventine is spectacular. As is the serendipity view of St Peters through the keyhole. If you can't find it just wait for a tour to arrive. We were fortunate to view it by invitation from the other side of the locked door. It is a garden which is part of the residence of the head of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

If possible go at night for a Spectacular panoramic view of Rome. There's also hail viewpoint opposite side of the city, and it's cool to visit both and compare. Don't remember the name of the other viewpoint.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Another of Rome's famous hills, this one with the fun distinction of being the site to find the keyhole through which to view St. Peter's. Also a pleasant park for walking through. Be early though as it gets busy and congested up top. ...

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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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