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Aventine Hill

Via di Santa Sabina, Rome, Italy
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Ranked #27 of 729 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas
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NYC
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62 reviews 62 reviews
6 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

After a long walk we made our way up the hill, past the rose gardens to a small queue for the 'keyhole view'. The view through the keyhole is good, however make sure to go to the park on your way back down. Full of orange trees and popular with locals, the park is beautiful and has the best free... More

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Palm Springs, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 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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Palm Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I read multiple reviews about looking through the Keyhole at the top of Aventine Hill and while it was an amazing site, I think it has been slightly exaggerated how much of a "must see" this is. I definitely suggest seeing this site- however I would make sure it's on your way to somewhere else. I went out of my... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

After so many wonderful reviews, I made sure I wouldn't miss out on the Aventine Keyhole. To be honest, it was very underwhelming as a whole. It was hard to find and a tough walk up from the Roman Forum. After we finally found it, we stood in a line to be able to look through the key hole. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

It's well worth the walk up the hill, even on a hot sunny day!! We hopped off the open top city bus at the stop after the coliseum. If you are looking for the door (took us a while to find it) go through the rose gardens by the main road, up the hill. You will get to a lovely... More

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It’s a small trek to get up there from the centre but very much worth it. There is a beautiful little church Basilica di Santa Sabina that is very quaint and pretty. The orange groves next to it have a fantastic view across the City from St Peters to the synagogue and the roman forum and colosseum. And a beautiful... More

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