The Italian Almanac

It happens in Italy - December 31st

The first "official Angels and Demons tour", organized by a group of 30-something Romans specializing in the "darker side of Rome", is now showing visitors the Roman sites used by Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code.

"We have noticed in the past few months that lots of tourists, mainly American and British, have started coming to Rome just to see the sites in Angels and Demons," said Simone Gozzi, head of the Dark Heart of Rome association. "Dan Brown certainly moves the masses."