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The Keyhole

A mysterious and magical view. One has to find it. On the grounds of the HQ of the Knights of... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2016
229RobertD
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Oakdale, California
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Unusual and secretive

The church of Santa Maria del Priorato is hidden behind the high walls of the priory of the Knights... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2014
Karl A
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Falmouth, Cape Cod
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Oct 6, 2016
“The Keyhole”
Jan 7, 2014
“Unusual and secretive”
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This church belongs to the Priory of the Knights of Malta and is best known for the keyhole of the Priory, through which appears the dome of St. Peter's.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta, 4, Rome, Italy
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Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

A mysterious and magical view. One has to find it. On the grounds of the HQ of the Knights of Malta. One of the great secrets of Rome. The gardens are very pretty and if you are lucky enough to be invited inside the church...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank 229RobertD
Reviewed January 7, 2014

The church of Santa Maria del Priorato is hidden behind the high walls of the priory of the Knights of Malta, and a small part of the apse can be glimpsed through the famous keyhole. But that is as far as you'll get, unless you...More

Date of experience: December 2013
Thank Karl A
Reviewed July 7, 2013

I'm not sure this is the correct site name. I'm talking about the secret key hole. This is a miraculous site that is not known by many. Large groups don't come here but we were just a group of eight so our driver had a...More

Date of experience: June 2013
Thank 175KarenA
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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
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