Knights of Malta Square - Rome

At the southern end of Via di Santa Sabina, this peaceful little square takes its name from the religious/military order, the Cavalieri di Malta (Knights of Malta), who have their Roman headquarters here, in the Priorato dei Cavalieri di Malta. Although it's closed to the public, the priory offers one of Rome's most charming views if you take a peek through the keyhole. Constructed during the XVIII century, it is the only architectural work of Giovanni Battista Piranesi, an artist better known for his etchings and engravings of Roman ruins. The Knights of Malta were founded in the 12th century in Rhodes and later spread to Malta to protect pilgrims en route to the Holy Land. The villa is the residence of the Grand Master of the Knights of Malta and has, in the past, served as the order's embassies to Italy and to the Holy See.


Open access


Open access

Address : Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta 153 Rome Italy

Subway : Metro B : Circo Massimo

Bus : Bus : 23, 280, 716

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