Piazza di Spagna is one of the most scenic urban spaces in Baroque Rome whose name derives from the palace that has been the seat of the Spanish Embassy since the beginning of the 17th century, originally owned by the ancient noble family of the Monaldeschi.
What makes this location unique is, among other architectural elements, the Spanish Steps, consisting of 135 steps interrupted by numerous garden-terraces connecting the embassy of the Bourbon of Spain with the church of the same name and inaugurated by Pope Benedict XIII on the occasion of the Jubilee of 1725.
In the centre of the square is the Fontana della Barcaccia, a work begun by the architect Pietro Bernini and completed in 1629 by his much more famous son, Gian Lorenzo.
Every corner of the square is alive with history: here was once the home of the English poet John Keates, which is now a museum dedicated to him and his friend Percy Bysshe Shelley.
Within this unique setting, the building on the Spanish Steps, followed by Via delle Carrozze, underwent interventions mainly related to tidying up and ordinary maintenance.
Vivenda’s team of architects and restorers worked to restore the functionality of the terrace roofs and pitches to prevent further damage caused by rainwater infiltration.
They carried out consolidation work to support the balustrade that was disconnected and work in the condominium stairwell: painting walls and ceilings and repairing damaged steps. The railing was also overhauled and repainted.
On the basement floor, the plastering, smoothing and painting of all walls and ceilings was carried out, as well as the complete renovation of the sanitary facilities