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Colle Aventino, Rome

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#31 of 526 in Historic Sites in Rome
The site of Remus' mythological attempt to found a city, Colle Aventino features the Mouth of Truth and Circus Maximus, temples dedicated to Portunus and Hercules. On one of the seven hills of Rome, you can wander the streets and parks of what is now primarily a residential district. Visit the Aventine Keyhole, a doorway near the Priory of the Knights of Malta. If you look from just the right angle, it frames the dome of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Colle Aventino by using our Rome trip itinerary maker tool .
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  • Is the Aventine Keyhole terribly gimmicky? Maybe, but its difficult not to be charmed both by the novelty, and by the frankly beautiful view. The nearby gardens are also more than worth a visit.  more »
  • The Aventine is an easy to hike hill and it should not be missed during a sightseeing tour. There is a beautiful garden with a viewing area and, of course, the famous keyhole of the Order of Malta. A must!
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  • Do not stop going to the Aventine, near the Colosseum, where you reach a viewpoint from where you can see Rome, but what surprised me the most, was to see the dome of the Vatican from the eye of a lock. The peephole is at the entrance gate to the Priory of the Knights of Malta,
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