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Viale Glorioso, Rome, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sherpes
N 41° 53.130 E 012° 28.026
33T E 289848 N 4640165
Quick Description: monumental white stone stairway, birthplace of the father of Spaghetti Western film genre
Location: Lazio, Italy
Date Posted: 6/19/2009 8:20:24 AM
Waymark Code: WM6M5C
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dáin & Olík
Views: 11

Long Description:
One of the many public stairways that connect the neighborhood of Trastevere with the streets on the hill of Monteverde.

Designed in the 1910's, the monumentality in style is blended with the nearby Ministero della Pubblica Istruzione [trans: Department of Public Education], also in monumental style, and also using white travertino stone.

At the base of the steps is a plaque honoring Sergio Leone, film director of the Spaghetti Western genre, with titles such as "For a Few Dollars More", and "The Good, The Bad, The Ugly". The plaque reads: "Il mio modo di vedere le cose talvolta è ingenuo, un po' infantile, ma sincero. Come i bambini della scalinata di viale glorioso" [trans: My way of seeing thigs is sometimes childish, a bit infantile, but sincere. Just like the kids of the Viale Glorioso steps"].

His first screenplay, written at age of 19, was titled "Viale Glorioso", but never produced into a film. It narrated the story of boys hanging around the steps. Portions of the narrative were eventually incorporated into some of his westerns, particularly "Down you Sucker".

number of stairs (minimum 60): 180.00

stair landing (check if yes): yes

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