Via della Gatta
Crouching high up on a cornice, at the rear of Palazzo Grazioli, is a small stone cat. The feline is thought to come from an ancient temple to the Egyptian goddess Isis, which once stood nearby. A neighbouring street, Via della Gatta, is named in its honour.
It is said that treasure is hidden at the spot where the cat is staring!
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My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private and
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