domenica 16 gennaio 2011

Along the Spanish Steps

The Spanish Steps (Scalinata della Trinità dei Monti) are a set of steps climbing a steep slope between the Piazza di Spagna at the base and Piazza Trinità dei Monti, dominated by the church of Trinità dei Monti. The Scalinata is the widest staircase in Europe.
In the Piazza at the base is the Early Baroque fountain called Fontana della Barcaccia ("Fountain of the Old Boat"), built in 1627-29 and often credited to Pietro Bernini.
During May, part of the steps are covered by pots of azaleas. In modern times the Spanish Steps have included a small cut-flower market. The steps are not a place for eating lunch, being forbidden by Roman urban regulations, but they are usually crowded with people.
In the piazza, 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, full of memorabilia of the English Romantic generation.
At the top the Viale ramps up the Pincio which is the Pincian Hill, omitted, like the Janiculum, from the classic Seven hills of Rome. From the top of the steps the Villa Medici can be reached.


2 commenti:

  1. one of my favorite spots in Rome, especially on a summer night, with lovers
    holding hands , children running around the fountain it is like one large family gathering

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  2. ......absolutely I agree.... guys whispering songs along the spanish steps, mums with their children...the typical summer night...warm, enchanting......the smell of an Italian Pizza...foreigners taking pictures along the steps....let's dream along..!

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