Not quite the steps you’d find leading up to Covent Garden (there’s 193 steps – it’s a beast) but the Spanish steps are quite a sight to behold. It’s a steep slope between the Piazza di Spagna at the base and Piazza Trinità dei Monti, dominated by the Trinità dei Monti church at the top.
The Spanish steps were built in 1723-1725 and were built in order to link the Moni church that was under the patronage of the King of France, with the square below. Me and Sam hit the steps on our second day in Rome (which now seems like a lifetime ago) and it was quite a drizzly day. However, when we reached the top of the steps, the view definitely didn’t disappoint.
The Spanish steps are unique in their design and was originally a popular attraction for artists, painters and poets. It was said, that an artist’s presence would attract beautiful women to the area, hoping to be taken as models. That, in turn, attracted rich Romans and travellers which mean that the steps have traditionally become a meeting place that has lived on ever since.
I loved seeing the views of the high streets that you stumble upon all over Rome, from the steps themselves. For such a dreary day, Rome still looked stunning.
Have you ever been to the Spanish Steps in Rome? Let me know in the comments below.