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Spanish Steps, Rome - Italy 5 | by FarhadFarhad .(Farhad Jahanbani)
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Spanish Steps, Rome - Italy 5

The Spanish Steps ( Piazza di Spagna ) ... Beautiful even on a rainy day !

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The Spanish Steps were named after the Spanish Embassy to the Vatican in the 17th century that was close by.

Climbing the steps you will get in front of the Trinita dei Monti – a 16th century church that offers a splendid view over Rome.

The church has twin bell towers and was commissioned by the French King Louis XII in 1495. The church was built in the Gothic fashion with Renaissance façade.

The Spanish steps were built in the 17th century by the owners of the Trinita dei Monti and were designed to link the Piazza di Spagna with the church.

 

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Taken on May 6, 2012