Spanish Steps in Rome, Italy

The Spanish Steps is among the most visited locations in Rome. The 135 steps connect the church of Santissima Trinità dei Monti at the pinnacle with Piazza di Spagna below. The stairwell – the widest in Europe – was named after the nearby Spanish Embassy. French diplomate Étienne Gueffier funded the construction which was finished in 1725. Architect Francesco de Sanctis is credited with the design of Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti. Just off camera to the right is where the famous English poet John Keats died of tuberculous in 1821 at the age of 25. The former apartment is now the Keats–Shelley Memorial House.

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Piazza di Spagna, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

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