Monday, November 30, 2009

Pictures of Trinità del Monti church, Spanish Steps, Rome

The first two times I visited Rome on vacation, there was scaffolding covering this beautiful church.

A lot of people over look the church focusing on taking pictures of the incredible views. It's definitely worth a visit.

Construction was started by the French in 1495 to celebrate their successful invasion of Naples.

During the Napoleonic occupation of Rome, this church like many churches/villas had it's artwork stolen and taken to France. It was eventually returned.

There are several works by Daniele da Volterra. He was a pupil of Michelangelo. Da Volterra was later hired to paint clothes onto the nudes in the Sistine Chapel's The Last Judgement.


Ciao Chow Linda said...

It's a beautiful church and so often is covered in scaffolding. Nice to see it in its glory.

nine said...

ah those French...!!!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Such a beautiful church. The summer I did the most widespread travel in Europe (1986?) there were so many churches covered in scaffolding that we started joking that we were always visiting "Our Lady of the Scaffold".

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

CCL - It is gorgeous. I'm glad the scaffolding is gone too.

nine - ha.

jen - I wish I had stock in an European scaffolding company.

Cherrye at My Bella Vitah said...

Oooh, this is one of my favorite places in Rome! Great pics!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

grazie cherrye!