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After a 1717 contest, the steps were sketched by the little-known Francesco de Sanctis, although Alessandro Specchi believed for a long time to have won the prize. GASPA VARVAN WITTLE's gaze at the forested hillside in 1683, before the Scalinata was constructed, is preserved in the Galleria Nazionale, Rome. 2 ] The Roman Cardinal Mazarin was personally interested in the Gueffier testamentary design and trusted it to his agents in Rome, whose plans contained a horseman memorial to Louis XIV, an ambition that caused a sensation in Pontifical Rome.
There is a huge rate of hyperinflation of some convention of terraced-stairways. 3 ] The Spanish Steps, which Joseph de Lalande and Charles de Brosses noticed, were already in bad condition, were renovated several time, last in 1995. On 30 May 2016 a new refurbishment began and on 21 September 2016 the staircase was opened again.
The Fontana of the Barcaccia ("Fountain of the Longboat"), an early Baroque well, erected in 1627-29 and often attributed to Pietro Bernini, founder of a more renowned boy, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, who recently took part in the work. On the square, on the right-hand side when you go up the stairs, is the home where the British writer John Keats used to live and die in 1821; today it is a memorial to him, full of souvenirs of the British Gen. of Romanticism.
The Villa Medici can be accessed from the top of the stairs. In spring, just before the centenary of the founding of Rome, 21 April, part of the steps are clad with acalea until the beginning of May. Nowadays the Spanish Staircase has a small sectional floral fair.
These stairs are not a place for lunches, as they are prohibited by Rome's city rules, but they are usually full of them. In 1953, the 1953 movie Holiday with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck introduced the Spanish Steps to an US public. Bertolucci's Siege (1998) also takes place in a building next to the stairs.
These steps were presented in a prominent way in the movie adaptation of The Talent Mr. Ripley with Matt Damon in the name part. In 1974 the progressive group Refugee released the lyrics track "Credo": "And I often hold in the skies / As I ascend the Spanish stairs".
Bob Dylan's 1971 Bob Dylan track "When I Pain My Masterpiece", which later appeared on the Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II record, features both the "Spanish Stairs" and the Colosseum. In 1995 the Norvegian vocalist and writer Morten Harket of A-ha published the track "Spanish Steps" on his Wild Seedal.
Cohn''Walk Through the World'', erschienen 1993 auf dem Alb um The Rainy Season, enthält den Text "From the Spanish Steps to the Liberty Bell, I know the angels have seen us. "The theme of Guy Clark's Dublin Blues 1995 contains the lyrics: "On the Spanish Steps I Love You / The Matchmaking Day".
Mindfields' 1999 Mindfields albums, published by the US-Rockband Toto in Northamerican & Japan, contain the tune "Spanish Steps of Rome" as a bonustrack. It is a story of a fatal romantic woman playing on and around the Spanish Steps. As part of a series of Everybody in Raymond, which was broadcast on October 2, 2000, Ray, Debra, Frank and Marie were climbing the Spanish Steps during a holiday in Rome.
Gunslinger Girl, an animated TV show titled "Gelato (Ice Cream)", first broadcast in 2003, shows the Spanish Steps heroine with her "Reward" made of Icecream. 2005 the US Rockband Of A Revolution published One Shot from their record Storys of a Stranger, which contains the text "Rome is burning, and you can taste theatre / I am hiking on Spanish Steps".
John Tesh of Entertainment Tonight in 2007 made a recording of celebrity, an intrumental piece named "Spanish Steps" on his A Passionate Life work. A multi-media presentation was staged on the stairs on 9 November 2009 to mark the twentieth centenary of the collapse of the Berlin wall in 1989, during which reconstructions of parts of the Berlin wall were also erected.
Hayley (Alison Pill) and Michelangelo Santoli (Flavio Parenti) came together on the Spanish stairs in the 2012 movie To Rome with Love. You can see the Spanish Steps in a sequence in U.N.C.L.E.'s 2015 movie The Man, and the stairs in Alfred Bester's 1956 novel The Stars My Destination.
These steps are included in F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1933 novel Tender Is the Night. These steps are included in Anthony Burgess' novel Abba Abba Abba Abba from 1977. Italy's rights to the Palace of the Holy Cross, the stairs and the Trinity of the mountains in Rome. Rome: "Regesti of the Documenta s of the Roman Convent of the Trinità of the Monti".
Rome: The Spanish Steps Rome The formal website of the Association of Piazza di Spagna. Spanish Steps 360 degrees panoramic - QuickTime VR.