Sanctis, Francesco de'

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Sanctis, Francesco de' (c.1693–1731). Italian architect, best-known for one of the most important commissions in C18 Rome, the design of the Spanish Steps (1723–6), linking the Piazza di Spagna to Santissima Trinità dei Monti, a master-work of fluid Baroque urban planning. He also designed the façade of the Church of the Trinità dei Pellegrini, Rome (1722).


Mallory (1977);
Portoghesi (1970);
RJfK, xii (1969), 39–94.