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The Spanish Steps

The Spanish Steps in Piazza di Spagna are one of the most popular tourist attractions in all of Rome. Often crowded on a sunny day, they are a great area to stroll around or relax and people watch.

Come at night if you prefer, and relax on the steps while enjoying the lighted views of the city. The shops are worth stopping by even if you are on a budget—sometimes there are spectacular displays worth gawking over. There is also a magnificent fountain said to have been designed by the famous Gian Lorenzo Bernini's father, Pietro. Even though they were built in the 17th Century to connect the Piazza to Trinità dei Monti (the church that lies above it), the steps remain beautiful and busy today.

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