Spanish Steps

Spanish Steps 400
A quiet afternoon at the Barcaccia Fountain
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The Spanish steps in the Piazza di Spagna can be considered as one of the most iconic images of Italy that is known to the foreign world. Because of its majestic beauty and truly one of the most notable architectural accomplishmenst of the Baroque art era, it is the most popular tourist destination in the city of Rome. The staircase’s claim to fame is due to the fact that it is the grandest of all staircases in Europe today. Your Roman holiday will not be complete if you don’t take a stroll down this magnificent work of art.

The Piazza di Spagna is also home to other famous Italian icons such as the Barcaccia Fountain where you can throw in a coin while you whisper the deepest longings of your heart. And you can also take a walk along another particularly beautiful staircase called the Trinita dei Monti. The total experience is that which will both amaze and excite you as you bear witness to the old world seamlessly transcend with the new modern way of life. As much as there are all these magnificent structures to astound you, you will be able to still have a feel of the modern comforts of the new world with the best hotels and restaurants surrounding the square.

A visit to the Spanish steps is not just a feast for the eyes, but for all the other senses as well. Why not have a cone of world famous Italian gelato while you listen to the chatter of different languages that linger on in the air? And at the end of your Roman holiday, let yourself be overwhelmed by the different colors, smells and sounds as you bid farewell to a classic destination that will always be a favorite among the passersby that have gone before you.

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