- Since it is on the route of the processions that used to run from Saint Peter's to San Giovanni in Laterano, this street was formerly known as Via Papalis. It was later renamed Via del Governo Vecchio because the residence of the governor of Rome was at number 39 until the first half of the 18th century. Considered the main artery of the district, the street has retained an evocative atmosphere. In largely unaltered renaissance style, elegant palaces alternate with simple but unmistakably charming houses. Via del Governo Vecchio connects with Vicolo del Governo Vecchio, where there is an elegant 15th century house with a painted façade.
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