Spanish Steps

Rome, Italy

The Spanish Steps (Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti) are a set of steps in Rome, Italy, climbing a steep slope between the Piazza di Spagna at the base and Piazza Trinità dei Monti, dominated by the Trinità dei Monti church at the top.

The monumental stairway of 135 steps was built with French diplomat Étienne Gueffier's bequeathed funds of 20,000 scudi, in 1723-1725, linking the Bourbon Spanish Embassy, and the Trinità dei Monti church that was under the patronage of the Bourbon kings of France, both located above - to the Holy See in Palazzo Monaldeschi located below. The stairway was designed by architects Francesco de Sanctis and Alessandro Specchi.

The Steps are featured in numerous film and novel scenes.



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Piazza di Spagna 23, Rome, Italy
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Founded: 1723-1725
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Italy

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L Bambu (2 years ago)
From 1725 to present this astounding work of art has driven locals to come socialize and visitors to marvel at the history,engineering and beauty. These 135 steps have inspired Bob Dylan and were even in a movie with Audrey Hepburn. Just lovely and definitely a Must Visit. Hope y’all enjoy. (And keep in mind don’t try to eat or sit on these steps as the city would like to keep them preserved and as pristine as they can considering the large amount of visitors. Enjoy!!
Jim C (2 years ago)
A classic Roman attraction. It may be easier to drive closer to the top at night, when it is less busy and look down, if stairs are difficult for you. The fountain at the bottom of the steps has drinkable water (like all fountains in Rome) and makes for a fun picture because you are sort of in the middle of the fountain.
Chris Reece (2 years ago)
So heres the deal...yes, the Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna) are a beautiful piece of history and worth a visit while in Rome. But the governments actions to restrict people form sitting on the stairs and enjoying the view, to me, takes away some of the appeal. I remember coming here when the steps were lined with flowers and life. Now if you sit at all, within a few minutes an officer will blow his whistle and require you to vacate (or get fined).
Yassine Mselmi (2 years ago)
It has already been said and written a thousand times and exposed by all the reviews before this one. Located in the heart of Rome and surrounded by top brand shops, finely furnished. It is wonderful in spring with the azaleas on the steps. Event that only happens this season. A vision
Lion (3 years ago)
Its not allowed to sit down there!
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