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Il Buco della Serratura

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Il Buco della Serratura

209 Reviews
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Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta, 4 parte del parco dei Cavalieri di Malta, Rome Italy
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Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour
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Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour

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Home to some of the world’s most iconic paintings, the Vatican Museums attract huge crowds. Save yourself hours of waiting by booking this skip-the-line tour of the Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Rooms, and St. Peter’s Basilica (when the option is selected) in Rome. Early morning and evening tour options mean you can explore the complex during far less crowded time slots. Upgrade to a small-group tour limited to 10 people for a more personalized experience.
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KatrinaMolini wrote a review Oct 2020
Corciano, Italy7,327 contributions6,481 helpful votes
The view through the keyhole is stunning! Very picturesque and poetic! The downside is you can’t capture it with your regular phone cam, which I didn’t realize before. We visited during the pandemic In summer so there were only a few people and smartly they had professional cameras. Also, it’s a very long walk uphill, quite far from the main city center area with all the sightseeings. It’s like a one minute experience (because people are waiting for you) so you decide if it’s worth it. We’ve been to Rome many times so we’ve seen the majority of must see things. I think if it’s your first time, this is totally not a priority. But if you drive in the city, you can go up with a car.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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dapper777 wrote a review Sep 2020
Monaco22,469 contributions2,292 helpful votes
If you want to see the dome of St. Peter's Basilica from a very particular position, you have to go to the Aventine Hill, in the square of the Priory of Knights of Malta. The keyhole of the Priory is the destination of a continuous but not massive pilgrimage due to the location which is not in a very touristy area. Usually there is a small queue but very fast. It is a very fleeting emotion, due not only to the charm of spying on something or someone but also from the panoramic view in front of your eye: the Dome of St. Peter in a new and different perspective surrounded by the hedges of the eighteenth-century garden of the Priory. The visit is worthwhile, both day and night, but don't expect anything extraordinary. It may be for you the right opportunity to visit some beautiful churches that are nearby, such as those of St. Sabina, St. Anselmo, St. Prisca, and that one of SS. Alexius and Bonifacius.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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MPMKM wrote a review Jan 2020
Ridgeland, South Carolina438 contributions76 helpful votes
Through the Keyhole of the Palace of the Knights of Malta you have a cool look at St. Peter’s framed with beautiful trees. Actually you are looking at three countries at one time. Sovereign Order of Malta, Italy and Vatican City.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Andreea Roxana L wrote a review Oct 2019
London, United Kingdom67 contributions4 helpful votes
Very interesting area and nice view of the hole. There was a queue and we been waiting for about 1 h and It worth. I think the location is a bit far from city centre. We been there by car .
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Date of experience: September 2019
Paula H wrote a review Jun 2019
South Wales, United Kingdom85 contributions67 helpful votes
Wandered up to find the keyhole after visiting the rose gardens. Only about 6 other people there, so a very short wait to peer through. It really is exactly as you see in the photos 😁
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Date of experience: June 2019
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