Piazza di Spagna & Spanish Steps
A magnet for visitors since the 18th century, the Spanish Steps (Scalinata della Trinità dei Monti) provide a perfect people-watching...
The Keats-Shelley House is where Romantic poet John Keats died of TB at the age of 25, in February 1821. A year later, fellow poet...
Chiesa della Trinità dei Monti
Looming over the Spanish Steps, this landmark church was commissioned by King Louis XII of France and consecrated in 1585. Apart from...
Caffè Greco opened in 1760 and is still working the look: penguin waiters, red flock and age-spotted gilt mirrors. Casanova, Goethe,...
Despite its sumptuous deep-red interior, this restaurant’s spangling jewel is the sun-trap shaded terrace hidden at the top of the...
Spanish Steps information
Lonely Planet review
Designed by Italian Francesco De Sanctis, financed by a French diplomat, and named after the nearby Spanish Embassy, Rome's most famous staircase (completed in 1725) keeps it global with daily hordes of camera-clicking tourists, migrant hawkers and crush-struck local teens. Head to the top for Chiesa della Trinità dei Monti, or to the bottom for the boat-shaped Barcaccia (1627) fountain on Piazza di Spagna, attributed to Pietro Bernini (father of the famous Gian Lorenzo).