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Spanish Steps

Spanish Steps

“Designed by Francesco de Sanctis and built between 1723 and 1725, these wide steps ascend in three majestic tiers from the busy Piazza di Spagna to the French Trinita dei Monti church, one of Rome's most distinctive landmarks and the place to be at sunset, with a view of Rome's seven hills. the steps take their name from the Spanish Embassy, which occupied a nearby palace in the 19th century. The boat-shaped fountain in the piazza was designed in the late 16th century by Bernini or his father (the jury is still out). The house where John Keats lived and died sits beside the steps.

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