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Taking a Peek at Rome's Secret Garden

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I was obsessed with the book "The Secret Garden" as a child. All of humanity is drawn towards places that are hidden and unknown, and Rome's keyhole to this enchanting garden that overlooks the city and St. Peters Basilica is no exception.

Located on Rome's Aventine Hill, the gardens are the headquarters of the Knights of Malta. On foot you come to what seems like a dirt parking lot, with two massive forest green doors at the edge. Those doors guard the garden and the keyhole through which you can see three different Roman states. Although we visited during the daytime, I've heard the view at night is equally captivating.

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by Ashley Castle
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