Piazza di Spagna - Rome

The Piazza di Spagna, a butterfly-shaped square, is probably one of the most famous public places in Rome. Its Spanish Steps or Scalinata di Spagna which run up to the Trinità dei Monti were financed by a French donation in 1725 and were built by Francesco de Sanctis. The steps offer a lovely view over the Eternal City. The square itself is also adorned with a lovely fountain in the shape of a boat called la Barcaccia, which is said to have been built by the father of Berniini. Other landmarks are the Spanish Embassy to the Holy See and the Keats-Shelley House where John Keats died in 1821 and which exhibits documents on the English Romantics. This square and its steps are always busy whether with tourists or shoppers visiting the various luxury boutiques located in the area.


Address : Piazza di Spagna 187 Rome Italy

Subway : Station: Spagna-Station: Barberini: train A.

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