After a restoration that lasted almost a year, the steps of Trinità dei Monti return to shine in Rome and in the world. Today the mayor of the capital, with the superintendent Claudio Parisi Presicce and Jean Christophe Babin, presented the restoration. It was the latter who financed the work with 1.5 million. “It is a very important day for Rome, for the Romans and the Romans,” said the first citizen.
“There is an ordinance to avoid bivouacs, but I don’t think the staircase will be close at night”. Tonight there is an event to celebrate the Staircase with the concert of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia. “During the concert with me, 30 ordinary citizens and 10 prisoners of the Rome Prison who have carried out work for the city will be seate”.
Raggi: Trinità dei Monti stairway also open at night
«I am happy to be here as mayor representing the citizens. From tomorrow the Spanish Steps will reopen to the public and will be fully usable again ». Finally, he thanked Bulgari, the superintendence and the workers. Raggi assured that the steps of Trinità dei Monti will not be close at night. But, to avoid improper use of the staircase and deterioration, there is an ordinance to avoid bivouacs, without however preventing their use. He concludes by saying that there will be more careful and present monitoring by the brigade.
Superintendent Presicce: functional space returned to the city
The inauguration of Piazza di Spagna is the return of one of the most symbolic monuments of the city. But above all, the return of a functional space. A staircase built between 1723 and 1726, to connect the slopes of the Pincio along via Sistina and Piazza di Spagna. Presicce said. He adds. «In 1728 due to the rains the staircase suffered the collapse of the wall on the left side». «The first restoration works were carried out by Filippo Juvarra. Since the 1950s it has been the favorite set for cinema and fashion “.
He explained that: “the work carried out lasted 10 months and required the intervention of 82 people”. During the presentation, the superintendent ran into a small gaffe about the patron’s name. But then he corrected himself and thanked Bulgari.