The Spanish Steps in the Italian city of Rome are a set of steps that provide access between the Piazza di Spagna and the Piazza Trinità dei Monti which is dominated by the Trinita Dei Monti church. The steps were funded and ordered by the French diplomat Étienne Gueffier to link the French owned church and the Bourbon Spanish Embassy to the Holy See. There are 135 steps which were designed by the architects Francesco de Sanctis and Alessandro Specchi, the steps were opened in 1725. The steps are used in many movies and television series.
The easiest way to get to the steps is via the city's metro with the red lines ‘Spagna’ stop being right next to the steps.
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The steps have become a popular tourist attraction and are a place that people enjoy meeting and congregating at. Access to the steps is free but it is advised that picnicking on the steps is not tolerated.