Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The secret keyhole on Aventine Hill

When we first began cruising, we booked all of our excursions through the cruise line, but over the years as we have gained confidence, we have become comfortable planning our own days and tours.  For our day in Roma, we used Rome in Limo to drive us to the places we wanted to visit.  After we were done with our list, we still had time before needing to head to the port, so our driver Mike took us to places a bit more off the beaten path and certainly not on our radar. 
One of those stops was Aventine Hill where there is a door to the gardens of the Priory of the Knights of Malta.  There is a keyhole where, if you look through it, you can look through the tunnel of the garden all the way to the dome of St. Peter’s at the Vatican.  You can read more about the keyhole online or find directional information so you can see for yourself. For clearer pictures of what you see as you look through the hole, use the search terms Aventine Keyhole.

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