The Key Hole of the Aventino hill - Rome A pleasant surprise awaits you in Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta at the top of the Aventino hill. Just after the Orange Grove (Giardini degli Aranci), the key hole in the gate of the Priorate of the Knights of Malta offers a magnificent furtive peep straight onto St. Peter’s itself. Through this famous keyhole a stunning view may be enjoyed of the Basilica with two rows of the garden’s trees in the foreground providing a natural frame.
The Magic Keyhole - Rome - The wall of the Key Hole Door in Piazza of the Knights of Malta (Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta) on Aventine Hill in Rome. Bring your head near it and spy through the keyhole, the scenery is extraordinary; the huge dome of St Peter's fits fully in the small hole.
Best view in Rome. Italy. Known affectionately by Romans as the “hole of Rome,” its abiding attraction draws queues of visitors to this peaceable “out of the way” spot. This shot show the keyhole… and the remarkable view once you look through it.