Horse-drawn Carriage below Spanish Steps in Rome, Italy

At the base of the Spanish Steps is Piazza di Spagna. Square of Spain is always filled with tourists. Many opt to tour the neighborhood in the shaded comfort of a horse-drawn carriage. You will find several drivers awaiting their next fare around Fontana della Barcaccia. Fountain of the Boat is a half-submerged marble ship sculpted by Pietro Bernini in 1629. It displays the Barberini family papal coat of arms (three bees) in recognition of the project’s benefactor, Pope Urban VIII (formally Maffeo Barberini). The inspiration for the design was a ship that was carried here during a flooding of the Tiber River.

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Piazza di Spagna, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

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