Photo of Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna) Located in the heart of Rome, this vibrant and elegant square is surrounded by 18th-century buildings augmented by the colorful flowers that adorn the Spanish Steps. The elegant steps by Francesco de Sanctis (1723-1726) consist of twelve flights of varying width, which descend to the scenic Franciscan Church of Trinita dei Monti.
Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna)
Pantheon - the largest unreinforced concrete dome in the world - mathematically perfect- first temple dedicated to all the gods - Pan = all, theon = gods; In 609, Emperor Phocas gave it to Pope Boniface IV. Pope Urban VIII "recycled" bronze from the P. to make the canopy over the high altar above St Peter's tomb & canons for Castel Sant'Angelo.