The Scala di Bramante, in the Vatican Museums, was designed by the architect Donato Bramante (1444-1514) and built in 1505.
Bramante's staircase is no ordinary staircase; it actually takes the form of a double-helix, thereby allowing people (and horses) to ascend and descend without bumping into each other!
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private walking tours of Rome.
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