The Spanish Steps - Rome Italy

The Spanish Steps - Piazza di Spagna
The widest staircase in Europe the Spanish Steps is a favorite stop for tourists as they make their way to Piazza de Poppolo and the famous shopping areas of Rome.
The Spanish Steps - Piazza di Spagna
In the Piazza di Spagna at the base is the fountain called Fontana della Barcaccia ("Fountain of the ugly Boat"), built in 1627-29 and often credited to Pietro Bernini, father of a more famous son, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, who is recently said to have collaborated on the decoration. 
The Spanish Steps - Piazza di Spagna
This area of Rome is known for it's shopping. 
The Spanish Steps - Piazza di Spagna
Many tourists and locals come to sit on the Spanish steps to people watch and enjoy the views of Rome.
 

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