Piazza di Spagna - Spanish Steps, Rome
PIAZZA DI SPAGNA AND TRINITA’ DEI MONTI
Piazza di Spagna is one of the most caracteristiques squares in town. 270 meters, divided in 2 triangular areas. The square takes its name from the PALAZZO DI SPAGNA, seat since the 17th century of the Spanish ambassador to the Holy See. It’s famous for it’s magnificent buildings, elegant shops, and for the illustrious personages who stayed here in the past.
The Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti (or the Spanish steps) leads to the equally famous Piazza di Trinità dei Monti with the Sallustian obelisk.
The theatrical effect of these famous steps and their powerful evocative quality is part of the history of the image of the city.
It was built entirely in travertine by Francesco De Sanctis, between 1723 and 1726.
you mst go to PIAZZA DI SPAGNA,you will go back old Rome times... ...
go to TRAVI FOUNTAIN,make a wish... ...
go to national Royal Park to watch whole city... ...
go to ... ...
Fondest memory: Took part in the creazy party in the new centry evening, there were more than 20,000 peoples crowded in People Square waiting for the Millennium.
Well, if you have some time to 'waste' just get a book and go for reading at Trinita' dei Monti, sit down on the stairs and read your book ... after a while give a look around you: it looks like a movie !
This has been my first contact with this ethernal city ... and I'll never forget about it ... (and remember it is forbidden to eat pizza or whatever while seating :-(
Fondest memory: The relaxed atmosphere, the 'dolce vita' like style ...
Favorite thing: The fountain ( barcaccia means such as very bad boat ) is made in 1627 by Pietro Bernini or his more famous son Gianlorenzo.
The most expensive shoppingstreet of Rome is starting at Piazza di Spagna.
If you want to buy some Gucci, Bulgari or a Valentino..........just go ahead !!
But...take a big purse to pay the bill.
A view from the Lemon Terrace of the Grand Hotel Plaza. This postcard does not do it justice!!!
More to come!
Favorite thing: The Spanish Steps was a busy place when we were there...mostly abuzz with tourists... We managed to snap a photo when everyone was out of the way though...my speciality... ;)
Favorite thing: from a safe distance. this little alleyway is a mecca for anyone that thrives on big brands. next to gucci is armani, followed by versace which is next to bvlgari....
Favorite thing: this place seems to be packed at any time and is a great place to meet fellow travellers who are sick of trying to speak italian when they dont know a single word.
Favorite thing: Inside the church, the masterpiece of Daniele da Volterra, the famous fresco of the Descent from the Cross.
Favorite thing: There are always a lot of tourists hanging our on the Spanish Steps. That's what I loved most about Rome...everywhere you go people just looked happy to be there.
Favorite thing: Piazza Spagna, Piazza Navona, Campo dei Fiori and Fontana di Trevi, the center of the city is an authentic museum, sit on Piazza Spagna stairs, and enjoy watching the rest of the people.
Favorite thing: Spanish steps ofcourse they are wonderful during spring and summer, decorated with flowers and full of happy people.
Favorite thing: Climbing up the steps about half way, you can get a fair idea of the canyon-like quality of Rome. When you get all the way up, all you see are rooftops.
Favorite thing: The Spanish Steps were named for the Spanish Embassy at the top. The azaleas were finishing (I think) blooming when we were there in May.