The Aventine Keyhole's View of Rome

By Philippa Burne, UK, July 2012

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When in Rome, do as the Romans. And since the Aventine Keyhole is where the locals bring their friends to marvel over the splendor of Rome, you should not miss out. It’s just a little bit off the beaten tourist track although you might still find yourself having to wait patiently while others take their turn to look through the ornate keyhole at the splendid vista of St Peter’s Basilica floating at the end of an avenue of carefully trimmed trees. It might not sound that exciting but what is special about it is the sense of artistic vision which went into creating this perfect sightline, and which really is the drive behind the aesthetic splendor of the Rome we go to admire.

Editor's Note: This recommendation was taken from our Rome Things To Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading and to learn about more things to do in Rome.

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