Azaleas return to the Spanish Steps this spring.
Rome's Spanish Steps, the 18th-century staircase linking Piazza di Spagna with the church of Trinità de’ Monti, is once again decorated with hundreds of azalea plants.
The time-honoured spring tradition, which was interrupted in 2020 during Italy's covid-19 lockdown, dates back more than 80 years.
The azaleas are back on the Spanish Steps for the annual 'infiorata.'
We can't wait for them to bloom!#SpanishSteps pic.twitter.com/yrqd2sb7rO
— Keats-Shelley House (@Keats_Shelley) April 13, 2023
The plants are cultivated in Rome’s nurseries at S. Sisto where azaleas have flourished for around a century.
Once the plants cease flowering they are returned to the city nurseries until next spring.
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Rome's Spanish Steps bloom with spring azaleas
Piazza di Spagna, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
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