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“key hole” (32 reviews)
“aventine hill” (85 reviews)
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Via di Santa Sabina, Rome, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

The Aventine Hill or Colle is a relatively quiet area of central Rome. It is a fairly easy walk to the top where there are ancient churches and pleasant public gardens with trees for shade to relax under whilst admiring the view.

Thank Ruth5757
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful surprise awaits when you visit here. It's off the beaten track so not many tourists. We had a guide take us and had no idea what we were going to see and we waited in a short queue while people look through a...More

Thank traveller77722
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Aventine Hill as part of a driving tour of Rome based on a recommendation from our guide. We visited the garden of oranges which was pretty and the view was okay but nothing spectacular. Then we stopped to look through the Knights of...More

Thank WonderMan3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Aventino hill - one of the 7 hills - is not far from the Circo Massimo and above the Tiber. The highest point is marked by the church of S. Alessio. There are 3 basilicas here and a nice panoramic park. The hill was...More

2  Thank TripMember06022017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just a short walk from Circus Maximus is this little gem. Lots of little parks and gardens all the way up a quiet hill. Some great shady spots to sit and watch the world go by, and of course the gorgeous 'keyhole of Rome' is...More

1  Thank JaquelineLF
Reviewed 19 May 2017

The whole experience of walking up the Aventine hill is well worth the time and effort. Since my last visit four years ago it has become much busier

Thank Renate V
Reviewed 26 April 2017

From Colle Aventino you have some breathtaking views over Rome and the Vatican. The place is less crowded than Palatino etc. and something of an oasis with beautiful old basilicas etc. Don´t miss the Giardini degli Oranci.

Thank Amaryd
Reviewed 18 April 2017

On the hill there are several interesting old churches and two parks. It located a little away from downtown, but getting there is easy with the tour bus.

Thank Ogi0
Reviewed 13 April 2017

A peaceful stroll past parkland, churches and dusty institutions with extensive views over the city, drinking water fountains along the way and an eclectic series of attractions, some big, some small en route. Be sure to take in the Giardino degli Aranci, Fontana del Mascherone...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Lovely walk to the keyhole and just such a quirky thing that’s need every now and again on a trip. Park nearby is well worth a visit too.

Thank Stewart_Julie
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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Terry J
Which is the best way to get here from the Colisseum?
30 January 2017|
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Response from HannahG1990 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Terry, sorry for the late reply. When we went we followed a map, it's easiest to go south past the colosseum. Just be warned you do go through quite a 'rough' neighbourhood where there are homeless people and people... More
HI I am going to Rome this summer I was wondering can one go through these doors and through that walk or the doors are always closed? Thank You in advance!
24 March 2015|
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Response from TJCGrandRapids | Reviewed this property |
Mosse and Kim are correct--you can't go through the door. However, if you turn right from the keyhole and walk down the street a bit (perhaps 1/4 mile), you will come to a small public park which has a fine overlook of Rome.