Spanish Steps

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  • Day4

    Spanische Treppe

    August 29 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Nach unserem kühlen Gelato zog es uns zu Fuß weiter in Richtung der Piazza del Spagna und der dort liegenden Spanischen Treppe.

    Wir flanierten die Via dei Condotti hinauf, vorbei an den teuren Designer Stores von Armani & Co und genossen angekommen am Platz das kühle Wasser der Fontäne della Barcaccia, an welche man heran treten darf.

    Die Treppe bei 30 Grad zu erklimmen war zum Glück nur mäßig Schweiß treibend, allerdings entlohnt dies mit einem wundervollen Blick über die Stadt und man spürt dort sehr den mediterranen Flair der Stadt.

    Die Trinita dei Monti an der Spitze der Treppe ist ein dankbares Foto Motiv und so hat es sich auch hier gelohnt, die Kamera am Mann zu haben, es wird wahrlich Zeit die Bilder in Lightroom zu sichten!
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  • Day26

    Spanish Steps + Piazza Navona

    September 21, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    After leaving the Pantheon, we meandered through the shopping streets of Rome en route to the Spanish Steps. A Gold Lotto wish then popped into my head: Shopping trip to Rome with an unlimited budget and someone to carry all the bags! Piazza di Spagna mustn’t be terrorist proof yet, as there were a lot of military vehicles and personnel blocking the entry points onto the Piazza in lieu of bollards. An obligatory sit on the steps, which we then walked up to be rewarded with fabulous views over the rooftops of Rome including the dome of St Peter’s Basilica.

    Lunch was had in a café in the Borghese Gardens, after which we strolled back home for a quick rest. For the rest of the afternoon, we spent the time in the Fora Romano, Palatino and Colosseo. The queue for the tickets moved slowly and the security line for the Colosseum was ridiculously long, so we opted to do the Forum first. Good decision as it turned out – by the time we got to the Colosseum we basically walked right in.

    We then meandered to the Piazza Navona for the evening meal and found a little restaurant just off the main square. We opted to start with “happy hour” which included a plate of antipasto. Dinner was quite rustic pasta dishes (to the point where when I asked the owner/waiter for parmesan to go with my risotto I received a “no, no good” and he walked away!). I feel like I have had my own version of the soup nazi: "No parmesan for you!".
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  • Day36

    Scalina Spagna & Piazza di Spagna, Rome

    October 4, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    After the peacefulness of Piazza Navona it was quite a shock to enter the Piazza di Spagna, the Spanish Piazza, at the base of the famous Scalina Spagna, the Spanish Steps. It was crowded!!

    The Spanish Steps, considered one of the most romantic places in Rome, were built in 1723-1725 to connect the lower Piazza di Spagna with the upper Trinita dei Monti church that was under the patronage of the king of France. With its irregular butterfly design, the steps are lovely but I’m not sure how they can be considered the most romantic place in Rome when they are always so full of people.

    The Piazza di Spagna is at the base of the steps and features the fountain called Fontana della Barcaccia, Fountain of the longboat, built in 1627–29. Once again due to the crowds this was hard to see and appreciate. According to a legend, Pope Urban VIII had the fountain installed after he had been impressed by a boat brought here by a flood of the Tiber.

    In the piazza, at the corner on the right as one begins to climb the steps, is the house where English poet John Keats lived and died in 1821. While the piazza has many beautiful buildings it was hard to enjoy while being constantly bumped into. I am not enjoying the crowds in Rome at all and was very happy to climb the Spanish Steps and leave the square behind.
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  • Day3

    At the Top

    November 9, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 57 °F

    We made it to the top of the Spanish Steps! Although the steps looked quite daunting looking up at them from the street level, I climbed them all and rather quickly, I might add. I'm glad that I'm here with Kathy and Bryan so we can all enjoy the view together.Read more

  • Day3

    Looking Back

    November 9, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 57 °F

    Looking back, our progress looks a bit more impressive. I'm actually a bit surprised that this spot seems to attract such a crowd. What is it, really, other than a staircase? I had read that this area is normally filled with artists and musicians but I guess that all the rain is keeping them away. It's not raining at the moment but, according to the weather reports, it's supposed to start soon.Read more

  • Day3

    Almost There

    November 9, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 57 °F

    Looking back again, I can see how far up I've gone. I'm almost at the top now and I'm not even tired yet. I have to admit, these steps weren't as bad as I expected them to be. I wish that I could have gone up China's Great Wall as easily as this.Read more

  • Day3

    What a View!

    November 9, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 57 °F

    The view from the top of the Spanish Steps is amazing! I'm glad that it stopped raining for a bit so that we could enjoy this beautiful view. Some of those clouds like a bit threatening though. I hope that they hold off until late tonight.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Spanish Steps, Spanische Treppe, Place d’Espagne, Scalinata della Trinità dei Monti

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