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Rome – Behind The Keyhole

Rome – Behind The Keyhole

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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 who always wonder, 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 views 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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Thursday 16th of April 2015

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. :D


Thursday 16th of April 2015

If you scroll down on the post you will see a great view of the Vatican - amazing sight!

Tanya Harry

Saturday 11th of April 2015

Cool... Never thought of this perspective before. Just from the title I thought you meant figuratively lol. I'm going to try this. Many thanks for the tip!


Friday 10th of April 2015

Wow, this is so cool! I'm headed there really soon and I'd like to check it out! How do I get to the keyhole? :)


Saturday 11th of April 2015

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.


Friday 10th of April 2015

very nice view and photo!

Eydie Stumpf

Friday 10th of April 2015

VERY cool indeed! What an amazing surprise!