Have a Seat on the Steps

Scalinata della Trinità dei Monti, or more widely known in non Italian-speaking circles as The Spanish Steps, is the widest set of stairs in Europe. In the Renaissance period, it was the most popular tourist attraction in Rome, where artists and writers alike gathered to socialize. 

Today it continues to be a popular attraction for both tourists and locals (as pictured above), used as a casual rallying point by day and a place to rendezvous after hours. The top of the stairs offers a great view of Rome, and the area below is filled with restaurants, bars and designer shops.

The Spanish Steps are best enjoyed in the spring and summer (when the staircases are covered in flowers) with a bottle of wine, a pack of cigarettes (if you indulge), an intimate circle of friends and good conversation. Memories will definitely be created. -VJ