Aventine Gardens was named after one of the seven hills of Rome, known for its elegant residences, palaces, churches and gardens. On the Aventine, there is a lovely orange grove beside the Priory of the Knights of Malta.  On the gate to the villa, there is a worn keyhole through which one can peer and see the dome of Saint Peter's centered and perfectly framed by a meticulously maintained garden.  It is this juxtaposition of commonplace and quiet enchantment that inspires us.