Piazza di Spagna (Spanish Steps)
A masterpiece of the XVIII century, the square, with its irregular shape,
extends itself at the feet of Pincio hill; on top of it the French Church
Trinita dei Monti (1502) is located.
The square and the church are
connected by the monumental Spanish steps, built between
1723-1726 (designed by Francesco de Sanctis).
The Spanish steps, once a year in the
summertime, host a famous fashion show, and they are used as a catwalk.
On the square we find the Barcaccia Fountain, built in 1598 by order of the
Pope Urbano VIII to commemorate the disastrous flood caused by Tevere river
the very same year.
The most glamorous Rome streets lead to Piazza di
Spagna (via Condotti e via del Babuino).
The area around Piazza di Spagna is where to find the most prestigious boutiques such as Prada, Valentino, Gucci etc. It is an ideal starting point for your shopping in Rome.