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Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta, Rome, Italy

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Biedjee Biedjee
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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.
the famous keyhole
St Peter's dome perfectly framed
looking through the Cavilieri di M…
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