The Spanish Steps is another top-rated attraction located in Rome's heart ("Centro Historico"). It is also one of Rome's favorite romantic spots and one of the most popular city landmarks.
The Spanish Steps has 138 steps that connect the Piazza di Spagna (or Spanish Square), one of the most elegant square, at the bottom to the Franciscan Trinità dei Monti church at a higher level. These nice and elegant steps were made by Francesco de Sanctis between 1723 and 1726. The Steps were built to create a nice path between the church on top of the hill and the Spanish embassy located on the Piazza below.
Tourists and visitors are welcome to use and walk these stairs, but they are no good places to sit down, relax, and even less picnic on. People usually enjoy going through the steps and appreciate the shops and restaurants in the Spanish Square area. The steps are also at walking distance from the Trevi Fountain and the Piazza Navona.