Also located in Rome, this monumental stairway of 135 steps was built
in 1723–1725, linking the Bourbon Spanish Embassy, and the
Trinità dei Monti church that was under the patronage of the Bourbon
kings of France, both located above — to the Holy Sea in Palazzo
Monaldeschi located below.
During Christmas time a 19th-century crib is displayed on the first landing
of the staircase. During May, part of the steps are covered by pots of azaleas.
In modern times the Spanish Steps have included a small cut-flower market.
We have designed a tombstone based on the Spanish steps not only for their
fame and elegance but also because we feel that steps leading to a church
is very symbolic. Especially as a memorial, it can be representative of a stairway
to a final holy resting place or to Heaven.
Following our recent trip to Rome and Venice, we were overwhelmed by the beauty and the religious and historical significance of
many of it’s world famous buildings. The churches, monuments and fountains, most of which are made from marble and granite
inspired us to design new tombstones for what we call: THE ITALIAN COLLECTION