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Trinità dei Monti (or, better, Santissima Trinità al Monte Pincio) is a church in Rome. It is located at the top of the Spanish Steps, in Piazza di Spagna.

In 1494 St Francis di Paola, a Calabrian hermit, bought a vineyard from cardinal Ermolao Barbaro, former patriarch of Aquileia, and then obtained the authorization to establish a monastery from Pope Alexander VI. In 1502, Louis XII of France began the Trinità dei Monti church next to this monastery. The church was consecrated in 1585 by the great urbanizer Pope Sixtus V, whose via Sistina connects the Piazza below with the Piazza del Popolo.

From 1828 these Italian properties are entrusted to the Order of the Dames du Sacre Coer, a French religious order, due to an agreement between Pope Leo XII and Charles X of France.

In front of the church there is the Obelisco Sallustiano, one of the obelisks in Rome

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