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Piazza Vittorio Emmanuele, 000185 Rome

It is simply a door to nowhere. In the central neighbourhood of Piazza Vittorio, in the middle of a park, embedded in an old wall and flanked by two statues, this door is completely overlooked in the urban landscape. Surrounding this mysterious door are undecipherable symbols, etched into stone. This door is the last remaining entryway of a 17th century villa that belonged to a rich, alchemy-obsessed marquis. The meaning of the symbols? The formula for transforming metal into gold. Truly. Test it yourself, if you are doubtful.
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