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Museums, places to visit, theaters, cultural and historical information, events.
On Via Gregoriana, a road was opened to link the Spanish Steps to the Pincio garden park at the request of Pope Gregory XIII, to whom we owe also the current official calendar in most of the world. At number 30, just a few steps from the Church of the Trinità dei Monti, is one of the strangest facades of a building in Rome: Palazzo Zuccari.

Via di Tor di Nona is a road that runs parallel to the homonymous Lungotevere, a little lower than the street level where cars speed, when they are not stuck in traffic jam. The fact of being partially hidden to most people would make almost anonymous this road, that, in the past was very renowned because there was the famous Apollo Theatre, where works of Bellini, Donizetti and Verdi were produced (formerly Theatre Tor di Nona, when it was founded on the behest of Queen Christina of Sweden in 1670).


Rome is full of angels, present in many artistic representations in churches, paintings, sculptures, tombs, castles and palaces. Everyone can choose the type of angel they prefer and maybe even select one as a personal guardian of sorts.