Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta, Rome, Italy
Villa Malta Rome Reviews
greatest unknown sight in Rome Apr 04, 2009
This place takes pinhole photography to a whole new level!
The keyhole of the gate of the gardens of I Cavilieri di Malta on Avantine hill is designed in such a way, that when you look through it you see a perfectly framed picture of St Peter's in the distance.
The presence of armed guards and the fact that this isn't a proper tourist attraction make that crowds are blissfully absent from this place, although it is no longer Rome's best kept secret. You may have to wait in line for a couple of minutes before you can peek through the keyhole. If you are lucky the guards let you stay long enough to try and take a picture through the keyhole, though you are most likely to be requested to leave immediately after peeking.
Part of the Rome 2009 travel blog
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