Trinità dei Monti
Although Italian in style, Trinita dei Monti church was maintained by France for centuries. The original church was built under the auspices of King Louis XII of France in 1502 to celebrate his invasion of Naples, and although the building was replaced in the 1580s, it remained under French control until the 21st century. Inside, highlights include a series of artworks by Renaissance artists Daniele da Volterra, Federico Zuccari, and Giambattista Naldini.
Things to know before you go
- To learn more about the church and its history you can join a guided walking tour of the area.
- Climbing the Spanish Steps might be challenging for people with limited mobility. The church can be accessed by road via Piazza della Trinita dei Monti.
- The view from the top of the Spanish steps in front of the church is particularly memorable at sunset.
How to get there
The church is Trinita dei Monti is best accessed on foot from the Piazza di Spagna. The closest metro station is Spagna (Line A). The Trevi Fountain and Villa Borghese are both close by so it’s easy to combine all three in a single visit.
When to get there
As one of the most iconic locations in Rome, the Spanish Steps and Trinita dei Monti church are usually busy with tourists every day of the week, especially during the summer months and other holiday periods. Afternoons are the busiest time. The church is closed on Mondays.
Visit Villa Borghese
When you need a break from the city streets of Rome, head to the shaded gardens of the Villa Borghese. One of the largest parks in Rome, visitors can enjoy the views, pack a picnic lunch, or stretch out in the shade with a book for a well-earned rest.
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