Isa Kolkman

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Spanish Steps (or Scalinata) in Rome, Italy - 138 steps that climb a steep slope between the Piazza di Spagna at the base and Piazza Trinità dei Monti, dominated by the Trinità dei Monti church at the top; the Scalinata is the widest staircase in Europe; designed by Francesco De Santis, built between 1723-26; photo by Pietro Bernini

Spanish Steps (or Scalinata) in Rome, Italy - 138 steps that climb a steep slope between the Piazza di Spagna at the base and Piazza Trinità dei Monti, dominated by the Trinità dei Monti church at the top; the Scalinata is the widest staircase in Europe -

Ruins can be romantic, as Rome proves time and again. Source: Courtesy of evagn via Pinterest

Rome, the eternal city. Got to face the facts here: there are a ton of tourists. But there are so many nooks and crannies that it IS possible to escape the beaten path. Still, must return to the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. And Palatine Hill. And find