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At one point or another, all of us have struggled with one of the hardest questions of life: Where do we go to eat tonight?

 

Rome, with a history spanning many thousands of years, has gathered a multitude of stories, myths, and legends that have been told so many times they have become a part of the culture and popular tradition over time. With Halloween fast approaching, we want to explore a few of the most famous cases of ghostly appearances that have occurred throughout the history of Rome.

 

In a city like Rome, where the waves of tourists constantly wash over you, interrupted only by Vespas cutting the corner, it's refreshing to find those few peaceful places amid the chaos. High above the fast paced Lungotevere, and a few steps away from the long line for the Bocca della Verità, sits the Aventine hill: the perfect place to find a break from the busy streets of Rome.

What other animal is better suited to interpret the spirit of the perfect Roman citizen if not the cat, who is apparently idle and indolent, as to seem detached from worldly matters, but that, instead, proves to be always watchful and attentive and ready to intervene at the appropriate time.

A CICCIO DE SELLERO, A CICCIO, CASCA’ A CICCIO, ANNA' A CICCIO, are all ways of saying in the Roman dialect: at the right time, to perfection, to the point, in wonder.

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.