Piazza di Spagna

Description

In the heart of the Tridente District the Spanish Steps are an elegant set of steps between the Piazza di Spagna, at the base and Piazza Trinità dei Monti, at the top.

The staircase of 135 steps, designed by the italian Francesco de Sanctis and built in the 1725 with a legacy from the French provides a picturesque background to the square which takes his name from the Spanish embassy building.

At the foot of the stairs is a delightful boat-shape fountain, the Barcaccia, designed in 1627 by Pietro Bernini  and his more famous son Gian Lorenzo Bernini; it’s ingeniously sunk below ground level to compensate for the low pressure of the acqua vergine that feeds it.

At the corner on the right as one begins to climb the steps, is the house where English poet John Keats lived and died in 1821; it is now a museum dedicated to his memory.

In spring the steps are adorned with huge tubs of azaleas.

The area has been a magnet for foreigners since the 1800s and has always been a focal point of the artistic and worldly roman social life.


Nearby Rentals

–  Piazza di Spagna

1 – Sweet Jane Holiday Apartment – 2 Miles

2 – Campo 13 Holiday Apartment – 1 Miles

3 – La Suite di Campo de Fiori Studio Apartment – 1 Miles

4 – Milizie 108 Private Apartment – 1 Miles

5 – Morelli B&B Single Suite – 1 Miles

6 – Morelli B&B Double Suite – 1 Miles

7 – The Trevi Loft Holiday Apartment – 600 Yards

8 – Boccanera a Trastevere Holiday Apartment – 1 Miles

9 – Cappellari 13 Private Apartment – 1 Miles

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