The best hot chocolate in the world is sold in Babington’s Tea Rooms at the bottom of the Spanish Steps. This 18th century city block, with its shuttered windows and old, grey wood interior, sits on one side of Rome’s famous steps, while the house where John Keats died is on the other.
There’s no sense of melancholy here though. The Spanish Steps (so named because they linked the Spanish Embassy with the Church of Trinità dei Monti above) are always a riot of colour, like a vertical wall of brightly-clad young people sitting among the flower baskets.
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Story by Adrian Mourby – Evening Standard; Photo from Wikimedia