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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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Walk a few steps from the orange gardens, and you will reach a private door of the Knights of Malta. The catch here is their door keyhole. It gives a direct pinhole view of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Valenzuela, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Walk a few steps from the orange gardens, and you will reach a private door of the Knights of Malta. The catch here is their door keyhole. It gives a direct pinhole view of the dome of St. Peter's Basilica. My low-end camera wasn't able to the capture the view, but my memory will always remember the view.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Situated out of the hustle and bustle this can be reached on foot or by public /private transport. Will be too far for anyone with mobility issues or small children etc. To walk on a hot day from the tourist centre but it's well worth travelling to. The avenging is a very tranquil beautiful area which is great for views,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Set in a quiet are of Rome. Well worth the climb to peek through the key hole. Amazing what you can see. Don't expect much else as we almost missed seeing it

Thank Luis J
Salorno, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Really nice view. Trying to take a picture is a waste of time: unless you are a professional with a really good equipment the result it's not going to be satisfactory and you'll be happier looking through the keyhole instead of trying to take pictures.

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Thank Guilherme M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

It was a quite long walk here but there were almost not queue to the keyhole. A friend of mine told me about this so I decided to check it out and I´m glad I did! The view is fantastic and it feels like you are looking into a miniature world!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

If nothing else, just stop here to look through keyhole. I don't really even know what else is there. Our driver stopped here and told us to look through the keyhole in a door. There you will see St. Peter's basilica perfectly framed.

Thank Twinsmom99
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Do not miss looking through this keyhole. the view is breath taking. the area is very nice,with great churches and parks that overlook the city of Rome.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

OK, you get a nice, if restricted, view of St Peter's but there are just as good ones from other locations that might not involve standing in a long queue just to look through a keyhole?!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Lovely gardens with a magnificent view of Rome. Peaceful stroll before returning to the buzz of Rome. Keyhole view busy but worth a look

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This is a fairly significant walk from most of Rome's other tourist attractions (40mins) and although it is an impressive view, it is simply through a keyhole, I would like to stress that you will not be standing under the archway as I had envisioned once I heard about this. I initially thought I had just gone when the area... 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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