Check out the Piazza di Spagna’s Barcaccia Fountain, whose form of a sinking ship refers to the folk legend of a boat landing here after the 1598 flooding of the Tiber.
The steps have also provided the stage for some local controversy in recent years. In 2008, artist Graziano Cecchini - who has also turned the Trevi Fountain blood red - released half a million rainbow-coloured balls to bounce down the steps, confusing tourists and leaving many locals unimpressed. In the same year, a man managed to drunkenly drive his car down all 138 steps with the help of some passers-by. Police spokesman Massimo Cozzoli offered some sage advice - ‘you are allowed to go down the Spanish Steps, but not in a car!’
PLEASE NOTE: The order of the itinerary may change based on ticket availability.
Please note that the Pantheon and other religious sites might be closed during the evening tours or you may experience long queues during the day. In this case, your guide will provide you with information from the outside.
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