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Colle Aventino

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Do not make a special trip, but atop Aventine Hill and a minutes walk from the garden of oranges, is a gate with a keyhole. You can't miss it for the queue! If you can spare 15... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Swindon, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not make a special trip, but atop Aventine Hill and a minutes walk from the garden of oranges, is a gate with a keyhole. You can't miss it for the queue! If you can spare 15 minutes to queue it's worth it as the view through the keyhole is so unique. It's a spectacular view of Saint Peters!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We showed up for the keyhole at around 3:00 pm on a Saturday afternoon. There was a very long line, (see photo), that took us about 25 minutes to get through. (In the pre-smartphone days, I would guess this to have been a 10-15 minute line, tops, but given the smartphones, every stinking person was taking and checking several photos... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came up and enjoyed the rose garden, the park, and this unique sight. It's not far from Circus Maximus but it is a fairly steep walk up.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There was a lovely view of the Vatican through the famous keyhole and is remarkably quiet compared to the numerous other attractions across Rome. Because it was so quiet we made the most of it and ate ice cream whilst enjoying the views from the gardens next to the church. The downside is that this appears to be where a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Up there is an orange tree garden. The view is absolut amazing. Good place to have a Picknick as well ;)

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Nagymaros, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Me and my friends visited Roma and this small hole was our dream. And YES! It was sooooo small and sooooo beautiful! Sometime the smallest things are the best in our life :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Never been before to this area although I have been to Rome many times. It was my daughter he took me today and really it was worth the walk . We arrived to this beautiful area to find a closed door and people sneaking a look through the keyhole !!! At first I laughed then when I had my turn,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

From the terrace of the park, you get a lovely view back to the Victor Emmanuel monument and the centre of Rome with the River Tiber flowing past. The Church of Santa Sabina nearby is one of the most peaceful and beautiful in Rome with its ancient doors and lofty interior. At the end of the street you can peep... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

The avenging is one if e loveliest and peaceful areas in Rome. It feels like a different works up here but one that is close enough to walk (or take a taxi if mobility is an issue) . Beautiful quiet mansions and gardens including a lively rose garden with incredible views over the hustle and bustle of times city centre.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

Very nice, combined with the Rose Garden. Be sure to have a drink from the tap, one of the many water taps found throughout Roma. Put your finger under the tap, and a small stream comes out the top to drink. Fill your water bottle, "courtesy of the Emperor"...

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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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