Spanish Steps, Roma

Spanish Steps, Rome

Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti, Roma

The Spanish Steps (La Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti) is a staircase in the center of Rome city, architects Alessandro Specchi and Francesco De Sanctis, descending from the top of the Pincio hill and the Trinita dei Monti located there to the Piazza di Spagna and conncting with famous complex of steets Via del Babuino, Via del Corso and Via di Ripetta, called Tridente. The majestic staircase built in 1721-1725. The aristocratic staircase, located at the top of the long road leading to the Tiber, was designed in such a way that the pictorial effects gradually intensify as you get closer. Typical of Baroque architecture was the creation of long and deep vistas, culminating in monumental wings. On the sides of the stairs are classic Roman buildings where you can rent luxury apartments with panoramic view of ancient city.

The monumental staircase of 135 steps, commissioned by Cardinal Pierre Guerin de Tensen, was opened by Pope Benedict XIII on the occasion of the Catholic Church's Jubilee Year of 1725: it was built with French funding, starting in 1721 to connect the Bourbon Spanish embassy, to which the square owes its name (which in the 17th century was called "Piazza di Francia"), from the Church of Trinita dei Monti. At the very top of the stairs is Sallust Obelisk has a huge height of 14 meters and is an imitation of obelisks typical of ancient Egypt, installed on the square in 1789.

The Spanish Steps are very popular on Valentine's Day.

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Top view from Spanish Steps
View of Spanish Steps, Rome

At the foot of the Spanish Steps is the square of the same name with a fountain Fontana della Barcaccia, the fountain was built in 1627-1629 by Pietro Bernini, the father of the grand architect and sculptor Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini.

The staircase was completely renovated in 1995 and again with the assistance of the Bulgari fashion house in 2015-2016. Nearby is Hassler Roma, one of the historic hotels in Rome, opened in 1893, located on Piazza Trinità Dei Monti, check the full list of hotels located in this area.

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Hotel Stars Price / Photo
Hassler Roma 5 VIEW
The First Roma Arte 5 VIEW
Rocco Forte Hotel De La Ville 5 VIEW
Hotel d’Inghliterra Roma 5 VIEW
Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese 5 VIEW
Hotel Valadier 4 VIEW
Palazzo Nainer 4 VIEW
Mario De' Fiori 37 4 VIEW
Spagna Royal Suite 4 VIEW
Condotti Boutique Hotel 4 VIEW
iH Hotels Piazza di Spagna View 4 VIEW
Royal Suite Trinità Dei Monti 4 VIEW
Hotel Forte 3 VIEW
Hotel Gregoriana 3 VIEW
Hotel Manfredi Suite In Rome 3 VIEW
Hotel Scalinata Di Spagna 3 VIEW

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Spanish Steps, Rome

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