B & B in Rome flights, hotels, rooms, routes to spanish steps
The Spanish Steps are easily reached from the B & B Rome Vatican with a walk of 30 minutes. The tourist attraction of the area for decades. Centuries of great splendor were the eighteenth and nineteenth, when travelers and artists, coming from the north, inhabited the many inns and hotels in the area. The square took its current name from the embassy of Spain, who settled there in the eighteenth century.
Dominated by the facade of the church of Trinita dei Monti, built in 1502 and consecrated in 1587 by Pope Sixtus V, who made a key point of his ambitious development plan, became the starting point of the Via Felice, then Sistina, straight road that led pilgrims the basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore.
From Piazza Trinita dei Monti, which houses an obelisk and the beautiful church with twin bell towers, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the city. Next to the facade reworked in the Baroque period, stands the Romanesque bell tower in 1210 to five orders of double windows. Inside the frescoes of Pomarancio and Francesco Trevisani. overview of the steps across the square is the small church of Santi Andrea e Claudio dei Borgognoni patron saints for the inhabitants of Burgundy who took refuge in Rome as a result of the persecution that took place in France from 1632 to 1642.
Turning left along the tree-lined avenue, there is Villa Medici from 1804 houses the Academy of France to assist French painters in Rome. Continuing along the same street you can reach the Pincio terrace, known as the terrace of Rome, where you can admire the city from the terrace of the Pincio at Villa Borghese is the second largest villa in Rome.
Via dei Condotti
The street, the center of the shopping area of quality, among the many designer brands that hosts the Greek Cafe, opened by a greek in 1760, in the course of its history and has been frequented by famous artists. Turning to the left, because of Shrimp, you can reach Piazza San Silvestro and Via del Corso.
The hill, which was a residential area in the imperial era, after the abandonment experienced a new medieval splendor in the late sixteenth century, when the opening of new routes encouraged the construction of new buildings in the surrounding area of the Palazzo del Quirinale, the Pope's summer residence. quirinale
Dominating the square is the Palazzo del Quirinale, built in 1574 which has assumed its present appearance in 1730, with the collaboration of several architects. The Quirinale is now residential home of the President of the Republic and is supervised by the cuirassiers, military corps security guard of the President.
Along the Via del Quirinale, remarkable is the baroque church of Sant'Andrea, by Bernini.
At the junction with the ways of the sixteenth century there are four small fountains that represent the deities lying: the Tiber with the wolf, the Nile, Juno and Diana.
Going to the left Via delle Quattro Fontane down towards Piazza Barberini. The palace of the same name, started in 1623 by Carlo Maderno for Pope Urban VIII Barberini, was completed by Borromini and Bernini. It currently houses the National Gallery of Ancient Art, which collects paintings from the thirteenth to the eighteenth century.
On the piazza, with the Triton Fountain by Bernini, it meets Via Veneto, famous in the '60s for its luxurious hotels and bars frequented by the leaders of the "sweet life".
Via Barberini lifts you get to Largo Santa Susanna, where there is the baroque church of the same name, currently America's national church.
The Baths of Diocletian, built 296-306 AD area of more than one hectare (currently occupied by the Republic Square, Piazza dei Cinquecento and the neighboring streets) were more than those of Caracalla and could accommodate more than three thousand bathers.
The best preserved part of the Terme houses part of the National Roman Museum and the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli (via Cernaia, 9), created by Michelangelo and transformed in the eighteenth century by Vanvitelli.
Piazza della Repubblica, reorganized at the end of 800, after the construction of Via Nazionale, which ends here, preserves the ancient name of the square of the exedra from the existing one of the Baths of Diocletian. In line with the Termini station stands the Fountain of the Naiads.