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Piazza Cavalieri di Malta | Colle Aventino, 00153 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure why this is rated so highly. Wait in line to look through a tiny hole to see basically nothing. Much better views of just about anything all over the city.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jaann2019
Reviewed 14 February 2019 via mobile

Great view! You can connect visiting non-catholic Testaccio cemetry with this because it's next to it. Be aware of the fact that this door could be opened from the other side.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sewilka2016
Reviewed 28 January 2019

We waited for a while for a short window of time to look through a tiny hole in a door, but, we were amazed at the beauty of the view. We were standing in Rome, looking through a sovereign space at the independent Vatican State....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KDobens
Reviewed 10 January 2019

Magistral Villa is one of the two institutional seats of the government of Malta. While I'm not sure if you can see/view the actual building, everyone comes here for the view: the keyhole view! To get to the keyhole, you must climb Aventine Hill and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank redhead_roaming
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

You may detour from the main stream of the tour route. It is indeed worthwhile of looking it through the key hole. It is recommended that you read the history of Malta Chivalry. この鍵穴の先には何がある? 「真実の口 」に行く途中に寄り道してみよう。マルタ(聖ヨハネ)騎士団の歴史的な意義を事前に知っていると尚良い。この人々は何を見たくて、長蛇の列に並んでいる?

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank InoueT19
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Looking through the keyhole you see 3 countries. Malta, Italy and the vactican. However when we turned up there was a que took ages to get down and the view was ok. My advice is if passing go see it but don’t go there especially...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sidmackem
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

It’s a keyhole, with a nicely trimmed hedge and a view to the dome of St. Peter’s. The walk is uphill from the disappointing Circus Maximus, walking past a few nice gardens/parks. The highlight of the walk was a black cat sleeping on the wall...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank RDK2018-2
Reviewed 13 September 2018

A bit of a hike to reach as it is off the main tourist trail, but well worth it, a small queue which soon moved and we were rewarded with the beautiful view of St. Peter's basilica.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Datchet
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Take a night tour an ask your driver to take you to this keyhole! Take your time looking through the keyhole and pay attention to the detail and absolute scale of what your eyes behold! We visited this site in June 2006 and never forgot...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Travel2SanAntonio06
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

A keyhole view of St. Peter dome. Nice if you got time and live around Trastevere (as I did) so it took me around 30min walk during August weather (so hot). I would say it is a cool thing but not spectacular, just do this...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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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
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11 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