One of Rome's most famous landmarks, Spanish Steps, stand in the middle of a high end shopping district whick makes them a perfect meeting point for tourists and locals alike. 135 steps lead from the Spanish Square below to the upper Piazza Trinita dei Monti, small square dominated by a pretty twin tower church. After visiting the church, you can marvel at the panoramic city views from its terrace.At the foot of the steps you'll find a curious little fountain depicting a sinking ship. The Ugly Boat Fountain was designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini's father, Pietro. There's no lack of myths and legends in ancient or modern Rome. One such legend claims that in creating the fountain P. Bernini was inspired by an actual 16th century event when a fishing boat ended up on that exact same spot, in the middle of the square, carried by a flooding river. In reality, Bernini intended to resolve an issue of low water pressure with his design.Keats - Shelley Museum stands at the right foot of the stairs, housed in a building where Keats once lived and died.Spanish Steps have long been a favored spot for sitting down, relaxing, perhaps even having a snack. You'll be ill-advised to continue this practice today. Just sitting on the Steps, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, might cost you 250 euros. As with other popular Roman tourist spots, the best time to visit is early morning. You'll have the place much to yourself. Via del Babuino, one of Rome's high streets, will take you down to another popular square - Piazza del Popolo.
Because it was Rome that followed the footsteps of Roman Holiday, Spain Square was a must stop. There was a big movie in that year. The Princess ate ice cream and met reporters here occasionally (reporters pretend to meet occasionally). But when we went, it was winter. There were no flowers on the stairs of the square. It was a little disappointed. There are a lot of steps, but if you are tired, you will still go to the top. There will be surprises when you get to the top. And you can see the city of Rome from above.
Spanish steps that became popular on Roman holidays. Above is a church built and managed by the French. On the right hand side of the church is a FURLA store. It has two floors, but it feels like there are not many goods. Down the steps is the fountain of a broken boat designed by Michelangelo's dadby.
From the film "Roman Holiday" to know the Spanish steps, finally witnessed, too many visitors, can not take pictures without human background. The exotic romance can be felt from walking through the streets of Rome near the destination. It's just a little hot. I hope I can walk freely next time when I have money and leisure. I'll learn it slowly.
Spanish steps are a classic scene in "Roman Holiday". Almost all visitors to Rome must check in, eat an ice cream, and take pictures on Spanish steps like Hepburn is a beautiful experience. Unfortunately, I was repairing when I went, so I must come back to Rome next time.
The steps in the Spanish Square are probably the most popular in the world. Every day, people are overcrowded, just to experience the place where Hepburn sat down for ice cream during the Roman holidays. This is also a favorite place for thieves, so we must pay attention to the safety of property. Take pictures. If you want nobody's background, come early or at night.
The Spanish ladder was very crowded in the afternoon when we went. Many people sat on the steps under the shade of trees, but they were not allowed to eat there. We went out again the next morning and were delighted to see a bride taking wedding photos on the top of the steps in front of the newly cleaned church. There were many shopping places nearby where we could have a drink and several ATMs.