Here is THE square par excellence: Piazza di Spagna.
In your trip to Rome … you will definitely pass here.
You will walk in the crowd (always) and venture on the famous steps …
Not everyone knows that for designing the fountain in the center of the square, called “Barcaccia“, Bernini was inspired by an old boat beached during the overflowing of the river Tiber in the 15th century.
If you are romantic, do not miss a carriage ride on the characteristic “Botticella“, through the ancient streets of Rome!
But, if you are a little hungry, I recommend a stop for a quick lunch by GINA, right at the top of the climb Via San Sebastianello (on the left, facing the stairs) …
Or, even if it is not “Italian style”, a delicious stop by Babington’s, not only tea rooms… a real treat!
Today, a beautiful cold sunny day ….
a nice walk will open your heart …
Right on the promenade leading from the “Palazzaccio”, the Palace of Justice in Rome, to the Basilica of St. Peter.
It ‘a pedestrian area, very pleasant, overlooking the Tiber and the statues of the “Angels” of the Bridge Sant’Angelo, will accompany you in front of the entrance to Castel S. Angelo.
The Castle S. Angelo in Rome is home to the National Museum, Archaeological site, fortress and prison, but also a Papal residence, rich in artistic episodes of great importance.
I suggest, indeed, a visit …
From Tuesday to Sunday – 9.00 – 19.30
Ticket price: 10,50 Euros
Piazza Navona, the symbol of Baroque, is one of the most famous squares of Rome.
Its shape is that of an ancient stadium, when usually the square was flooded in August to relieve the heat.
In ancient times the square was concave, the three fountains were clogged so the water came out to flood the square and offer refreshment to the people.
Surely you will passing through Piazza Navona, visiting Rome …
At number 71, a romantic door for an unexpected surprise, The Home Suite Rome, a Luxury Relais with suitable prices to the breathtaking view…
Don’t forget to look up….
…and all around you.