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SALLUSTIAN OBELISK

Sitting in Piazza Trinita dei Monti, it overlooks the Spanish Steps; it is rather a small obelisk... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
SoCalOregonian
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Murrieta, California
Obelisk on the Plaza

This obelisk is located in front of the Church. There is some confusion on its origins, is it... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
Dan L
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Bunbury, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

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

Thank Dan L
Reviewed 24 May 2018

This copy of an Egyptian Obelisk is located on top of the Spanish Steps. The church, Trinita dei Monti is behind the obelisk. In front are some fantastic views of Rome.

Thank PrestonGuild
Reviewed 25 December 2017

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

Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 9 December 2017

You have come to see the Spanish steps in Italy, and here stands a huge Egyptian Obelisk. Ok, its impressive, but it clearly feels out of place

Thank CodyMav
Reviewed 4 December 2017

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

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Worth seeing and remembering it's there when you turn up, but it's easily missed as you walk past it if heading down the steps and if you're looking up it blends into the surroundings too easily.

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Why it is there? I assume it is a commemorative structure associating with a myth form of ancient Egyptian religion. Or it can be a marker. Historicaly, the obelisk in front of Trinità dei Monti was initially erected in a private residence called Horti Sallustiani...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

My kids said it was not worth their time to climb the steps for a picture, so we just admired it from the base of the stairs.

Thank Edelan
Reviewed 24 May 2017

This obelisk is situated at the top of the Spanish stairs and is a copy, though smaller, of the Flaminio obelisk locate at Piazza del Popolo. It was erected in the late 1700's.

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From its original role as ancient army training fields
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desirable neighbourhoods, the Campo Marzio is the best
place to get lost in Rome. Gorgeous Renaissance and
Baroque palazzos line the streets, and are filled with
enticing boutiques and food shops. By day, Rome’s
best-dressed denizens criss-cross its streets in a
fashionable parade of errands, occasionally pausing to
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