The Piazza di Spagna and the adjoining Spanish Steps are one of Rome's most popular attractions. This open area is great for sitting under the sun and taking in the atmosphere or just chilling out with a book.
Built in 1725, the steps connect the Piazza below with the Piazza Trinità dei Monti at the top, previously a poorly accessible hill (not one of Rome's original 7). The name came from the fact that the Spanish Embassy located at the foot of the 138 steps was closely linked to the Trinità dei Monti church at the top.
The small fountain on the square is another popular part of the area with a queue forming to drink water from it. The design of the Fontana della Barcaccia is that of an old sinking boat and was erected in 1629.
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Piazza di Spagna