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Priorato dei Cavalieri di Malta

Piazza Cavalieri di Malta | Colle Aventino, 00153 Rome, Italy
+39 06 577 9193
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“key hole” (26 reviews)
“aventine hill” (15 reviews)
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Piazza Cavalieri di Malta | Colle Aventino, 00153 Rome, Italy
+39 06 577 9193
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many say that the place is way too overestimated due to the big line and the short, in time, view. But trust me on this one, you don't get to see a two states (Rome & Vatican) view, through a door lock every day. It...More

Thank Yiannis C
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Rather than stand in line for the Bocca della Verita at the bottom of Aventine hill, take a peak through this keyhole with its perfectly framed view of St. Peter's Basilica at the top of Aventine hill. After this head down the hill to the...More

Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 2 October 2017

It is small, It is hidden but it is worthed. The view is amazing. Spy on Rome, secretly... Ignore the long way to it, ignore the line and just wait to look through the keyhole!

Thank Mira Y
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

This secret keyhole is a bit off the beaten track but a nice little curiosity of Rome . Lot know about it now so expect a queue but you never wait to long to get a fantastic view of St. Peter's basilica , once you've...More

Thank Ukdemon
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

We hiked up and queued to have a peek through the hole. When it finally was our turn there was people on the other side of the door blocking the view so we didn't get a proper look -> dissapointed. The view would have been...More

Thank MKJokela
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We visited the place in the evening, were very tired, but it totally worth it. It's feels like you are in the movie to see som secret place. Not many people know about it, so it's great if you will discover the place.

Thank Beka_Steep
Reviewed 9 September 2017

I visited Priorato dei Cavalieri di Malta with friends from Bwrdd Crwn Caergybi, Cymru / Holyhead Round Table, Wales during our fun filled and educational tour of Rome with Italy Segway. We were in Rome for our annual rugby trip in the RBS 6 Nations...More

1  Thank Rhys J
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Wow!! Don't worry you can walk up the hill, not that steep. Address: Piazza dei Cavalleri di Malta 3. It has been discovered so do expect a queue. The view into the key hole is unlike anything I have ever seen. If there is a...More

1  Thank ChristineBindert
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Trekked 30 mins to get here and queued in line for 5 mins to look through the keyhole. It's a nice view of St Peters but would need to see the door open to believe the miracle. But walking back down towards Circus Max there...More

Thank felineluckypunk
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful sight to behold. If you are reading this review in advance of your trip then I have to acknowledge that we will have different experiences. I will try not to give it all away with my words. We hired a scooter...More

Thank Paul G
Contrary to the chaos of the city, the Aventine is
Rome’s oasis. A neighbourhood 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
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10 September 2017|
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Response from kuzak | Reviewed this property |
No visits to the garden are allowed. I would also have liked to visit. But go down the road Santa Sabina towards Circus Maximus. Just next to the Basicila di Santa Sabina is the Garden of Oranges. There is a panoramic view... More
6 September 2015|
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Response from 671PandH | Reviewed this property |
Also unclear as to question.... It's probably MUCH too long a walk from Piazza Navona. It wouldn't be so far from Circo Massimo / Circus Maximus, though. Maybe you should consult a map. ;) Did you know that Google Maps can... More