January 17, 2015

Rome’s Spanish Steps

Photograph by Dr. Wilfried Bahnmüller, Aurora

The Spanish Steps in Rome's Piazza di Spagna make up the longest and widest staircase in Europe. A baroque water feature called Fontana della Barcaccia, or Fountain of the Old Boat, decorates the plaza, a hangout for students, tourists, shoppers, and portrait sketchers.

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