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Rome's Keyhole

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Why locals love it

This is one of those strange things that you have to do at least once. Even if you come back time and time again, it never ceases to impress. Set in the gate of the Knights of Malta headquarters you’ll find a keyhole offering a magnificent furtive peep of St. Peter’s Basilica.

Why you should visit it

It's a short but really enjoyable experience. Through this famous keyhole you can enjoy a stunning view of the Basilica with two rows of trees in the foreground providing a natural frame.

Special tip

It's the last thing you should do when you visit Aventine Hill – it’s the “cherry on top”!

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9 Comments

One of my favorite places in Rome! Extremely unique with beautiful garden with view near by!
Alessia & Juan
Local
December 2, 2018
Stood in line and when it was my turn, the door was opened by a man and a car came out, haha. But it was a fun experience!
Alicia
Traveller
May 9, 2018
Hard to get a good picture but well worth the short wait/line for a peek at visual perfection!
Thom
Traveller
April 18, 2018
It was beautiful
Diana
Local
March 16, 2018
But it is crowded since the Android era arrived
An Inactive User
Local
November 15, 2017
oh shit... thanks for informing... wasting time to shoot the same picture as millions of people did before you are in the line..
George
Traveller
May 8, 2019

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