Trinità dei Monti

The church of the Santissima Trinità dei Monti, often called merely the Trinità dei Monti  is a late Renaissance titular church in Rome, central Italy. It is best known for its commanding position above the Spanish Steps. The obelisk at the head of the steps, and just at the entrance of the Church, was brought to Rome by Augustus, engraved with a copy of Rameses II’s inscription and set up in the garden of Sallust, It was moved hither late in the eighteenth century. Let’s take a closer look at it…

Trinità dei Monti

Trinità dei Monti: a close up

Trinità dei Monti was built by order of Charles VIII. of France and sacred by Sixtus 1585. Left abandoned many a years, was restored by Louis XVIII. Its chief artistic attraction is a picture by Daniele da Volterra, a bold draughtsman whose principal title to fame is his close friendship with that most difficult of men, Michael Angelo. The sculptured head of the Master in the Accademia in Florence, by which we know him best, with the broken nose and the profoundly melancholy eyes, was from Daniele da Volterra’s hand. The two men worked together in Rome.

Trinità dei Monti: nearby attractions

  • Villa Medici
  • Keats-Shelley Memorial House
  • Giorgio De Chirico House
  • Column of the Immaculate Conception
  • Fountain of the Babuino
  • Spanish Steps
  • Fontana della Barcaccia
Trinità dei Monti: opening hours

Tuesday-Sunday: 6.30 am – 8.00 pm;
Thursday: 6.30 am – 12.00 pm;
Monday: Closed.

Convento di Trinità de’ Monti


Opening times
Guided tour, duration 1 h
– Italian group/single participants: on Saturday at  11.00
– Group from abroad: on Tuesday at  11.00 and on Sunday at 9.15 (French language, booking required).
Groups with their own guide can ask for another day/time writing an e-mail: or

Guided tour: € 5,00
Guided tour for groups (more than 14 participants): € 4,00

The walking tour itinerary

Trinità dei Monti is a stop of my “One day walking tour” in Rome. Check out the itinerary.