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Villa del Priorato dei Cavalieri di Malta

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Address: Piazza Cavalieri di Malta | Colle Aventino, 00153 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 065779193
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Which side are you on? You either love it or hate it

Personally, i loved it. But there were many people who got disappointed. The funny part was people's faces and reaction when it was finally their turn to look from the keyhole and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Chania Town, Greece
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Chania Town, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Personally, i loved it. But there were many people who got disappointed. The funny part was people's faces and reaction when it was finally their turn to look from the keyhole and they didn't take what they expected. For many people, it's not something special but if you have the time it's a nice location with parks that you can... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the walk and the views, then a wander around the orange tree gardens with more views, followed by a visit to the peaceful basilica and then the crowning glory, the 'secret' keyhole view of St Peter's. This is a wonderful way to see the real and secret Rome and costs nothing!

Thank LPW24
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We looked through the keyhole on a walk from the centre to Testacchio. Not too busy, but it isn't easy to get the photo of the duomo through it. If you weren't going to other places nearby I probably wouldn't suggest you visit it.

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Bluff City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fantastic tour guide in Michael, who constantly changed our itinerary based on traffic and lines. He threw in this gem at the last minute and there was no line at all. He was very excited to share it with us and we were pleased to see it.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Round the corner from the Orange Gardens, after a short queue you'll get to spend a few minutes peering through the keyhole of a rather impressive door. What lies on the other side however is even more impressive; A perfectly framed view of St. Peter's Basillica dome. Well worth the wait, add this to your itenary. We caught it on... More 

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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

For those travelers who have checked-off the essential highlights of Roma, add this location to your itinerary. You will find the"Keyhole" atop the Aventine Hill near the Piramide metro stop so be ready for about a 1/2 mile walk - mostly uphill. Once there, you will find a medium-length queue (moves quickly) in front of the Knights of Malta gate... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

If you use a tour bus this place will be pointed out to you,now knowing what is through the keyhole I wouldn't queue for more than 10 minutes,it is a good scene but there are plenty of better things to do

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

My husband and I got in front of the Villa del Priorato dei Cavalieri di Malta on our way to Parco Savello (Giardino Degli Aranci), after a 30 minutes walk from the Circo Massimo metro station. The keyhole wasn`t as busy as we expected to be after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor, so we didn`t have to stand in... More 

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Surprise, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

We took a city lights tour at night. Quite frankly, it was not that special at 25 euros per person. But the "surprise" at the end was pretty cool! We got there at a lucky time, too, as there were not many people waiting to see. My pictures did not come out, but it's totally worth looking through the keyhole.... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

It is not time consuming, but whatever time it takes, it is certainly worth it to look through a keyhole a view three different countries---Malta, Italy and Vatican City. We just looked in to see the view, we did not go on the grounds---I think one can schedule such a visit, but we were there mainly to look through the... More 

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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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