"Piazza Spagna" Spanish Steps - Piazza di Spagna Tip by IIGUANA

Spanish Steps - Piazza di Spagna, Rome: 308 reviews and 501 photos

  Piazza Spagna
by IIGUANA
 
 

The Piazza Spagna with the Scalinata de Trinitá dei Monti (aka Spanish Steps) is surrounded by 18th century buildings and from here are born many important streets each one different in character: Via Margutta for its many painters, Via Babbuino, famous for its antique shops, Via Condotti with designer boutiques and the 18th century Greco Café, Via Borgognona with designer boutiques and haute couture, and last, but not least, Via Frattina, famous for... ehhh... don't know.
In the central part of the piazza there is a fountain, la Fontana della Barcaza, made by Bernini.
The steps themselves is the soul of the piazza. It was constructed in the eary 1700's by F. De Sanctis and it goes from Piazza Spagna to Piazza Trinitá dei Monti, with the Salutius obelisk at the centre.
During May, the steps are filled with azaleias which come from municipal garden houses.
It's one of Rome's most famous meeting points and one that definately should be seen.

Address: Piazza Spagna
Phone: +39 090 8388 1200
Website: http://www.rome-passion.com/place-espagne.html

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  • Written Feb 24, 2005
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