Piazza di Spagna is one of the most popular places in Rome and also a very nice eye. The combination of monumental stairs - the famous Spanish Steps, with an obelisk and a church attracts a lot of photographers and tourists in this market.
Spanish Market is located in a French church (Trinita dei Monti) on top of a hill that can be reached by climbing a very long staircase, known as Scalinata della Trinita dei Monti or Spanish Steps. The idea of linking the church market appeared in the eighteenth century when the French were designed and a statue of King Louis XIV to the top of the stairs. Papal opposition caused the plans to be postponed until 1723, when the monumental stairs were built without the statue of King. Pope hired Italian architect Francesco de Sanctis who presented a project that has satisfied both the papacy and the French.
Very elegant staircase consists of 137 steps divided into 12 different sectors. Scale is particularly beautiful in May, when it is decorated with azaleas. Steps are generally very crowded, attracting both tourists and locals who use them as a meeting place.
Added to the Spanish Steps Piazza di Spagna. Long and triangular market is named after the Spanish Embassy in Rome beside the Pope. In the eighteenth century, the area around the embassy was even considered Spanish territory.
By Maria Morari
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