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Obelisco Sallustiano – is the large obelisk located at the top of the Spanish Steps. It located on the upper most level in front of Trinita dei Monti (the large church also at the top of the steps) and was built in Rome in 1789....More
Overlooking the Spanish Steps and very much one of those things that is ok but not a lot more. I guess the problem is that Rome is full of so many sights that it’s easy to overlook some of the lesser ones. Go to the...More
Okay, this is not the real McCoy by a long shot. But it is a talented re-creation with all the bells and whistles and hieroglyphics (circa ancient Pharaohs) to fool most of the people most of the time. But it looks so darned-real and so...More
Sitting in Piazza Trinita dei Monti, it overlooks the Spanish Steps; it is rather a small obelisk, with the base almost doubling its height. This was built in Rome, to imitate the Egyptian obelisks. It was erected in front of Chiesa Trinita dei Monti in...More
This obelisk is located in front of the Church. There is some confusion on its origins, is it Egyptian or Roman? It may be a copy, of an Egyptian obelisk, that was to be erected in the Gardens of Sallust butt was relocated here in...More
Located at the top of the Spanish steps sits this beautiful structure. That is actually one of five ancient roman obelisks, (a copy/imitation of Egyptian ones). The inscription is the same as the Flaminio Obelisk (Egyptian) in Piazza de Popolo. There is so much to...More
This obelisk stands in the area, the piazza, in front of the Trinita dei Monti, just above the Spanish Steps. It is an imposing monument, but you would not really go out of your way to just see that. You would really go there to...More