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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
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Keyhole - you must see it!

Its a small walk from the Circus Massimus metro station. Firstly you walk across the rose garden..you visit the Orange Garden with beautifull terrace in the end with view over the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Its a small walk from the Circus Massimus metro station. Firstly you walk across the rose garden..you visit the Orange Garden with beautifull terrace in the end with view over the Rome. After that you will see a small Square and a big doors with people looking through the keyhole. You can see the tunnel of trees and the view... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stopped by here on our Segway Tour of the Ancient Sites of Rome. The view thru the keyhole was a nice surprise. and how few others have seen it. Just another special spot we shared and a great 'moment' in out tour experience and Rome visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2017

It looked much glourious in the dark through the key hole. Of course, it would be sharper image without camera.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

I absolutely loved this spot and what it represents. - Idea : You stand in a not-so-long queue to look inside a keyhole. - Reason : the scenery you look into is gorgeous as all the professional pictures will show you - Time : 10 minutes in queue and less than 30 seconds to gaze into the hole - Story... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

We ended up there coincidentally. We went to visit Giardino degli Aranci and decided to have a little walk around outside the garden area. Than we saw this queue/line just in front of the door of a villa. We really didn’t know what to expect, but it looked weird, people lining in front of a closed door and peeping through... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

It is not easy to find and not close to major attractions but it is well worth the visit. From the Keyhole you can see Rome and the Vatican while standing in an area the belong to Malta. The view is beautiful and I can say it is a magical experience. The gardens around the area are also beautiful and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Worth a stop because it is so unique, the embassy hill area is very nice in its own right, but the keyhole view of the Vatican is a great sight. Will only take a few minutes out of your day and make a great photo to share.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

When you are in this area please stop by and take a peak through the keyhole , you will have a stunning view on St Peters. The venue is not open to public but it is still worth a stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 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!

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Aventine
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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