The Aventine Hill is the southernmost of the Seven Hills of the city of Rome. The unique tourist attraction is ringed with very vital monasteries, churches and the Piazza of the Knights of Malta with the keyhole. The Knights of Malta keyhole is the major tourist attraction on the Aventine Hill. Some people just visit to see this attraction and miss the other very important tourist attractions.
The Aventine Hill is a tranquil place that bursts with astonishing view spots and great historical point of interests. There is so much to see on the Aventine Hills. The ancient Basilica of Santa Sabina on the hill is the oldest Roman Basilica in the entire city of Rome. The basilica was constructed in the early fifth century. This ancient structure offers varieties of ancient artifacts and amazing sights for visitors. The Santa Prisca of the Aventine Hills is a religious structure that was built in the fourth century. The building was constructed over a temple that was originally dedicated to Mithras and it was dedicated to the martyrs of the first century.
Another prominent religious structure on the Aventine Hill is the Santi Bonifacio e Alessio that was founded in the third century and was dedicated to Saint Alexius and Saint Boniface of Tarsus. The Santa Maria del Priorato is a very popular religious building on the hill. The church is dedicated to the blessed virgin and it is the priory of the Knights of Malta on the ancient hill. Santa Maria del Priorato has stunning exhibitions and fascinating artifacts for visitors to admire.
The Sant’Anselmo all’Aventino is also a popular structure on the Aventine Hill that was constructed in 1900 and it was dedicated to the Anselm of Canterbury. The religious structure has a gift shop that is very rich in souvenirs. Visitors can buy religious arts, books and liquors of the Benedictines in the gift shop. The Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta also known as the Piazza of the Knights of Malta and the keyhole is apparently the most famous on this hill. This attraction is found on the Avelino’s southwest corner. The Piazza of the Knights of Malta was designed in the eighteenth century by Giovanni Battista Piranesi who was an Italian architect.
Join the queue that waits to see and snap the picture of the wide view of the city of Rome with the gorgeous basilica of St. Peter via the keyhole from the knight’s facility. It is believed that you will see across three countries from here. Set up your camera in advance of your turn because you will not have enough time to be sluggish. Just press the camera firmly to the hole and snap your picture.