House of the Knights of Rhodes

Casa dei Cavalieri di Rodi

House of the Knights of Rhodes is the official headquarters of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. The house was built on the antique ruins in the XII century. The Sovereign Military Order of Malta is the world's oldest surviving order of chivalry, a Roman Catholic religious order. The building represents somewhat of a castle fortified around the perimeter. Nowadays the church of St. John Baptist of the Knights of Rhodes is the main place to visit. If you are lucky enough, you can visit the service at the church and see the knights in the cloacks with the white Maltese cross. Interiors of the palace are very rich and have unique frescoes in the collection.

Address: Piazza del Grillo, 1
Opening hours: excursions are only upon prior arrangement on Tuesdays and Thursdays, the house is closed in August
How to reach: Colosseo
Coordinates: 41.894844, 12.486535