Piazza di Spagna in Rome
This former capital of the Roman Empire, which is the most powerful, great and lasted the longest Empire in classical Western civilization today, owes its fame brilliance and beauty of its millennial history to Rome. Rome has nearly 2800 years of history, of whom 500 was as a state.
Inherited from the patricians of Rome's cultural heritage without saying is what builds the uniqueness of the Italian capital, but along with it is Rome and many places that are favorites of residents and the millions of tourists. One such is the Piazza di Spagna which is one of the best known sites in Rome.
It is notorious for its beautiful fountain and Spanish steps, which are filled with young and old people whom go to relax and enjoy a moment of millennial beauty of their city.
Today the steps of Piazza di Spagna are best known for the fact that fashion shows are often held there. You can get there by the "Via Condotti" road which does have the luxury shops and boutiques of all famous fashion brands - Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Armani, Bvlgari, and Christian Dior etc.
Pope Leo X is the one who decided to open a road to Piazza. He ordered to be lowered three streets of the Piazza del Popolo, which is the first square beyond the walls of medieval Rome and who stands in the northern part. The most eastern street is called Via del Babuino / Baboon Street.
It is composed of two sharp triangles, which should form the shape of a square, but in practice would be called the foundations of the Piazza di Spagna square. In fact, only the southern area of the square is called Piazza di Spagna. For several centuries the northern part of this central location in Rome was named Piazza di France (Piazza di Francia).
The famous Spanish steps are located between Piazza di Spagna and square Trinità dei Monti, where the eponymous church is located. This favorite of the inhabitants of Rome is a monumental staircase with a height of 138 feet. The Spanish Steps in Piazza di Spagna were built by the French diplomat, Stefano Gueffier.
Another miniature of some cards advertising the Rome Fountain Piazza di Spagna is the fountain, the largest fountain in Rome. It marks the end of one of the aqueducts, which supplied the ancient city with water. One can definitely say that this fountain, the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Roman Pantheon and Spanish steps are crowded by tourists all year round. The fountain is where people like to throw a coin and make a wish.