The district’s name derives from a white three-pronged lance because from Piazza del Popolo, just like a trident, it forks into three roads: Via di Ripetta, Via del Babuino and Via del Corso.

A long list of illustrious names such as the English Poets Keats and Shelley, German Author Goethe and Italian Film Director Fellini all lived in this district.

The top luxury brands have their natural home in these elegant streets and the serious shoppers, those not bothered about the number of “zeros” on price tags, may suddenly find themselves in paradise.

The star here is unquestionably Piazza di Spagna which daily attracts Romans and tourists alike to idly sit on its celebrated steps and enjoy the view onto Bernini’s “Barcaccia” (old barge) and the shopping streets. Literally covered with thousands of azaleas in early spring, the Spanish steps virtually assume a fairytale-like quality.

The places of the district

Piazza di Spagna

On entering the piazza, one is immediately taken aback by such elegance: the yellow, brownish ochre-coloured [...]

City centre

The trendy shopping areas of Rome are concentrated in the Tridente district and around Piazza di Spagna with its “Barcaccia” fountain where countless [...]

An Art Nouveau Stroll

From 1882, all of the 17th century buildings that lie between Via del Corso, Via Minghetti [...]

Installation in Via della Vite

Moneyless, Struttura Over 011 (installation)

I murales della metro A – fermata Piazza di Spagna


The current building dates back to the mid-sixteenth century. The designer was the architect, Giovanni Lippi. [...]

Fontana della Barcaccia

The theme goes back to the flood of 1598, when boats could reach the place now [...]

Goethe House

From 1786 to 1788, the German poet Johann Wolfgang Goethe (1749-1832) lived with his friend, the [...]

Keats-Shelley house

In the beating heart of Rome, beside the Spanish Steps, there is a British house museum [...]

Via Margutta

Via Margutta is a street in Rome on the slopes of the Pincian Hill. It is [...]

The Babuino Fountain

Financed by a wealthy merchant, Alessandro Grandi, the  Babuino Fountain, which is to be found in [...]

Quirinale – The Quirinal Palace

Located on top of the highest of the seven hills of Rome, the Quirinale Palace was [...]

Palazzo di Montecitorio

The Palazzo, seat of the Chamber of Deputies, was first designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in [...]

Piazza Venezia

Piazza Venezia is often associated by many Italians with Popular Film Actor Alberto Sordi’s unforgettable performance [...]

Piazza del Popolo

“Il Babuino”, Via Ripetta and Via del Corso are the three main roads flowing into Piazza [...]

Piazza San Lorenzo in Lucina

Not many people are aware that the very first Christian churches were “domus ecclesiae”, a household [...]

Palazzo Chigi

Located in the heart of the Tridente district, Palazzo Chigi is the seat of both the [...]