Chiesa della Trinità dei Monti
Designed by Italian Francesco De Sanctis, financed by a French diplomat, and named after the nearby Spanish Embassy, Rome's most famous...
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...
Hidden away a short walk from the top of the Spanish Steps towards the Pincio Hill Gardens, this graceful cafe has a garden-party vibe,...
Despite its sumptuous deep-red interior, this restaurant’s spangling jewel is the sun-trap shaded terrace hidden at the top of the...
Piazza Trinità dei Monti · interesting places nearby
Chiesa della Trinità dei Monti information
Looming over the Spanish Steps, this landmark church was commissioned by King Louis XII of France and consecrated in 1585. Apart from the great views from outside, it boasts some wonderful frescoes by Daniele da Volterra. His Deposizione (Deposition), in the second chapel on the left, is regarded as a masterpiece of mannerist painting.
If you don’t fancy climbing the steep steps, there’s a lift up from Spagna metro station.