Squares

Spanish Steps

Spanish Steps
Location Spanish Steps is one of the most popular meeting places in Rome located on the Spanish Square (Piazza di Spagna). The long, triangular square is named after the Spanish Embassy to the Holy See. In the seventeenth century, the area around the embassy was even considered Spanish territory. History The Piazza di Spagna (Spanish Square) is connected to the Trinità dei Monti, a French church situated atop a hill, via a long staircase, the Scalinata della Trinità dei Monti, better known ... ...

The best Italian squares

The best Italian squares
Square (or piazzas, in Italian) for the Italians is a gathering place where they meet and communicate and where important events are held. Usually ... ...

Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona
Piazza Navona is one of the most famous and beautiful squares in Rome. The large and lively square features three spectacular fountains and the ... ...

Piazza del Popolo

Piazza del Popolo
Located near Borghese Park in Rome, Piazza del Popolo is an amazing oval square which literally means ‘Square of the People’. Three churches ... ...

Piazza Venezia

Piazza Venezia
Location Piazza Venezia is located in the heart of Rome, at the end of the Via del Corso. From here it’s only a short walk to some of Rome’s most ... ...

St. Mark’s Square

St. Mark’s Square
Located in Venice, St. Mark’s Square or Piazza San Marco is full of history and surrounded by great architecture. Several of the city’s major sights are located here, so the square is often crowded with tourists. Construction Piazza San Marco was constructed in the ninth century as a small square dotted with trees. It was laid out in front of the original St. Mark’s Basilica, at the time a small chapel which was part of the Doge’s Palace. The square was separated from the palace by a small ... ...

Capitoline Square

Capitoline Square
Piazza del Campidoglio or Capitoline Square is one of Rome’s most beautiful squares, designed in the sixteenth century by Michelangelo and laid out ... ...

Piazza Pretoria

Piazza Pretoria
The spectacular Piazza Pretoria or Pretoria Square is a perfect example of urban planning, which has achieved a balance between space and volume. The ... ...

St. Peter’s Square

St. Peter’s Square
Construction St. Peter’s Square, known locally as Piazza San Pietro, was created in the seventeenth century by Bernini. The square, which is located ... ...