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Favorite thing: The name of the square derives from the Palazzo della Spagna, located in the southern part of the square. Originally this square was called Piazza della Trinita, but then was divided into Piazza di Francia, which occupying northern part of the square and Piazza di Spagna at its south side. For long time it was a place of fights and bloody battles between France and Spain. It was Pope Innocent XI, in the end of 17th century, who suspended so-called rights of the district.
Finaly the square took only one name of Piazza di Spagna, mostly due to existance and survival of Pallazo di Spagna.
In the southern part of the square is a Colonna dell'Immacolata, made of a cipollino column found in excavation on Campo Marzio. The central part of the square is occupied by Fontana della Barccacia, work of Pietro Bernini, father of more famous son. This central part of the square, with the Spanish Steps is called the open-air salon of Rome.
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