Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Spanish Steps

The Spanish Steps (Italian: Scalinata della 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 church of Trinita dei Monti. The Scalinata is the longest and widest staircase in Europe.The monumental stairway of 138 steps was built with French diplomat Étienne Gueffier’s bequeathed funds of 20,000 Scudi, in 1723–1725, linking the Bourbon Spanish Embassy to the Holy See.

Our next stop was the famous Spanish Steps. Here we took in the views across the sky line of Rome. It was a very busy area. We walked all the way down the Spanish Steps.

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