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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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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Amazing view

Once you are on the Aventin Hill, find gorgeous Giardino Degli Aranci - Orange Garden - with an amazing view. Then go a bit further and you will see a queue at the big door - this... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ewa S
Baltinglass, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Once you are on the Aventin Hill, find gorgeous Giardino Degli Aranci - Orange Garden - with an amazing view. Then go a bit further and you will see a queue at the big door - this is it. Look through the keyhole and you will see Vatican, which is 4.5 km away, looking so close like just behind the... More 

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Lakewood, California
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This experience is definitely a do not miss! I did not know about it until the tour guide from Walks of Italy took us as part of the "hidden gems of Rome." Through this little key hole, you will see the Knights of Malta property and the Vatican. Truly a spectacular sight to behold. It is definitely off of the... More 

Thank Karin W
Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After spending an afternoon in the Giardino degli Aranci we walked up to find the door, saw the line and took our places. What a perfect view! I could not get my camera or iPhone to focus so was only able to get a mental picture and it is damn great!

Thank MaruSanchez
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We hadn't heard of this place and were taken there on a tour from Angel Tours (Eco Tour). We were not told what we would see and just to get in line and wait for a turn to have a look through the key hole. I am sorry that the surprise is spoiled here but it is a really much... More 

Thank Jenny M
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make the trip from Piazzale Ugo la Maifa via the Avetine to the villa, now closed to the public and those who sneak a peek through the keyhole in the large doors barring your entrance will be rewarded with a unique vista, available only from here and steadfastly uncapturable by camera or phone.

Thank David W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived in Rome on sunday evening. Shared a taxi with a great american guy. After talking all the way from the airport this guy not only paid for our fare but for a quick tour of city. He took us down a street then stopped suddenly and told us to get out. He then took us over to a door... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just got off the plane and jumped into a taxi with another gentleman who paid our fair too yes omg. Then our taxi driver took us for a quick sight seeing tour and because it was quite late it was dark so rome looked beautiful. He took us down some back deserted street and asked us to get out of... More 

Thank Queensmot
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were staying in the San Anselmo/Aventine area, and loved walking the neighborhoods. We walked up on the hill, through the Orange Garden, looked out over Rome and the Tiber River, slipped in and out of Santa Maria del Priorato - incredible. We came to a small square near the church, and there was the non descript... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Middleburg, Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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 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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