9Aventine Hill and the Keyhole

Aventine Hill, one of Rome’s seven hills, is a serene and beautiful area that provides a respite from the bustling city.

Here, you can visit the tranquil Giardino degli Aranci (Orange Garden), which offers stunning panoramic views of Rome, including St. Peter’s Basilica. A short walk from the garden leads to the Knights of Malta Keyhole, an unassuming door with a keyhole that perfectly frames the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica. This unique perspective is a delightful surprise and a testament to the city’s layered history.