Small Wonder

Aldrovandi Guests Receive A Lasting Impression Of The Eternal City
Take A Peek

Rome looks beautiful from any angle, but a cut-out view from an Aventine Hill villa is unlike any vista–in fact, there's nothing else like it in the world.

As if plucked from a page in Alice in Wonderland, guests of the Aldrovandi Villa Borghese are accompanied to the elegant Aventino area, where they'll be given the chance to see a special glimpse of the majestic Italian city.

Two shining green doors, one fitted with an aptly placed keyhole, present a tiny spectacle that has baffled curious travelers for centuries.

Guests of the Aldrovandi Villa Borghese are given the keys to the city, so to speak, as they access a unique semi-secret view of one of the city's most notable landmarks.
The spectacular view of St. Peter’s Basilica, perfectly framed, through an inconspicuous keyhole.
Let the Aldrovandi Villa Borghese show you Rome with a different view, complete with butler service.
The serendipitous sight is one of the secret wonders of The Eternal City.
Framed Just Right

Peer through the keyhole. When seen through the small opening, the distinctive dome of St. Peter’s Basilica looks like a cameo, perfectly framed by tall green hedges, purposefully trimmed into the same shape as the opening. The serendipitous sight is one of the wonders of The Eternal City, with no one knowing for sure if the keyhole was strategically placed, or if it was, perhaps just a fortuitous coincidence.

To enhance an already unforgettable experience, the Aldrovandi delights guests with a celebratory glass of prosecco, along with an enticing selection of handpicked Italian delicacies, served by the hotel's on-site butler, to enjoy while digesting the magic of the Rome Through A Keyhole experience.

To learn more about the Aldrovandi Villa Borghese or to arrange the Rome Through A Keyhole excursion, please contact the concierge upon making a reservation.

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