Rome Italy - Roma TrinitÓ dei Monti 2 - Vintage Silver Enamel Travel Shield Charm


Roma Italy ROME TrinitÓ dei Monti 2 Travel Shield Charm
Description: Vintage Enamel Souvenir Travel Bracelet Shield Charm

Height: 5/8 inch Width: 1⁄2 inch
Depth: 1/8 inch Weight: 1.0 grams

Condition: Beautiful detail and in excellent condition for its age!

800 Silver

Roma (Rome, Italy)

TrinitÓ dei Monti & Spanish Steps

TrinitÓ dei Monti (also called Santissima TrinitÓ al Monte Pincio, TrinitÓ del Monte, or Holy Trinity on Pincio Hill) is a Baroque church in Rome. It is best known for its scenographic dominance above the Spanish Steps that descend into the Piazza di Spagna. In 1494 Saint Francis of Paola, a hermit from Calabria bought a vineyard from the Papal scholar and former patriarch of Aquileia, Ermolao Barbaro, and then obtained the authorization from Pope Alexander VI to establish a monastery. In 1502, Louis XII of France began construction of the church of TrinitÓ dei Monti next to this monastery, to celebrate his successful invasion of Naples. Construction began in a cutomarily French style with pointed late Gothic arches. Construction lagged, and a more conventionally Italian Renaissance church, with Carlo Maderno's fašade, was finally consecrated in 1585 by the great urbanizer Pope Sixtus V, whose via Sistina connected the Piazza below with the Porta del Popolo, the main north entrance to Rome.

The Bourbon kings of France remained patrons of the church. During the Napoleonic occupation of Rome, the church, like many others in Rome, was despoiled of its artwork and decoration. After the Bourbon restoration Louis XVIII, the looted artwork was returned, and the present fašade was commissioned in 1816 from Carlo Francesco Mazois.

In 1828, under an agreement worked out by Pope Leo XII and Charles X of France, the church and monastery were entrusted to the "Religieuses du SacrÚ-Coeur de JÚsus" (Society of the Sacred Heart), a French religious order, which remained at the church and monastery until the year 2006. In September 2006, the church and monastery were newly entrusted to the "FraternitÚs Monastiques de JÚrusalem" (Monastic Fraternity of Jerusalem), also a French religious order, founded in 1975 by Brother Pierre-Marie Delfieux. The Monastic Fraternity of Jerusalem remains headquartered there still today.

The Spanish Steps

(Italian: Scalinata della TrinitÓ dei Monti) are a set of steps in Rome, Italy, climbing a steep slope between the Piazza di Spagna at the base and Piazza TrinitÓ dei Monti, dominated by the church of TrinitÓ dei Monti. The Scalinata is the longest and widest staircase in Europe.áThe monumental stairway of 138 steps was built with French diplomat ╔tienne Gueffierĺs bequeathed funds of 20,000 scudi, in 1723ľ1725, linking the Bourbon Spanish Embassy to the Holy See, today still located in Palazzo Monaldeschi in the piazza below, with the TrinitÓ dei Monti above.

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  • Model: Rome Spanish Steps Charm
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This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 02 January, 2010.

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