Rome – Behind The Keyhole

(Last Updated On: February 3, 2016)

When you see a line there’s always something good at the other end – right? Why else would a bunch of people, on a perfectly beautiful day, spend their precious time in a line unless it was worthwhile? I’m one of those people that always wonders, and probably got myself in more than one line that ended up more of a dead end. But not today.

Rome Keyhole
Line forms in front of a closed door

At the end of the line was a closed door. One that nobody expected would open.

Green door with large keyhole
The large line leads here – still not understanding? Me neither….
Lock in Rome Door
Imposing lock in a door at the top of one of Rome’s seven hills

Many people lined up, looked through the keyhole, and walked away with a satisfied grin.

Famous Roman Keyhole
Closer look at the hole in the door with nothing coming into view

I peered through, and at first nothing came into view. I wasn’t sure what the fuss was about. And then – I saw this…

St. Peter's Basilica through the keyhole
St. Peter’s Basilica appears

One of the best view in Rome. St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican through a keyhole on the hill. Now it’s my turn to walk away with a satisfied grin. A view that is well worth the price of your time and a stroll up the hill.


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8 thoughts on “Rome – Behind The Keyhole”

  1. Very cool! Thanks for sharing. I visited Rome in 2013 for the first time and now I have another reason to go back although I love the way you posted your experience. Made me feel like I was there.

    • It is in the Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta. If walking take the metro line “B” to Circo Massimo and walk the rest or take a taxi. In the piazza you will see a door with a keyhole.

  2. If you don´t know what the queue is doing it looks kind of weird.
    The picture and the view of the door and the garden behind is awesome.
    If I come back to Rome I would like to stand in the queue too. 😀


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