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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.

Rome and its ruins have always been a favorite retreat of colonies of cats of all breeds. Indeed calendars and postcards on display in every newsstand and souvenir shop, present in every corner of the historical city center, find among the main players just these felines captured in many different poses: at the foot of the statue of an emperor, behind the column of a temple, looking out the window of a house, on the steps of a Romanesque church or on the edge of a Baroque fountain.

Almost every pizza al taglio locale in Rome have supplì: breaded fried oblong shaped rice balls with a mozzarella filling.

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).