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Spanish Steps - Rome

Spanish steps in Rome are no ordinary steps - and don't be confused - you are still in Rome. It's a place to relax and take in the Roman vibes. A Spanish Steps Tour combined with your Rome hop-on hop-off bus tour is excellent for an adventure around the Eternal city. See the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, and the Vatican as well. Sit on the steps, reflect and take in the atmosphere and the fact you are in Rome!
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Our tips for Spanish steps

  • Reflect and soak it all in. The Spanish steps are the place to take a moment and reflect on your Rome trip. Choose a spot, relax and take in the buzz and activity. Promise, it'll be worth it.
  • Sit but don't eat. Sounds weird but true! It is forbidden to eat on the steps and if you do, you might find yourself with a fine. Best to walk up them, sit and reflect and find a cafe to eat something.
  • Best of Rome at night. Why let the night go to waste? You can check out the calm engulfing Spanish steps and other Roman attractions at the night with a Rome Segway tour.

Good to know

The Spanish steps are named so because the Spanish embassy was situated right there, and the steps were part of it. They were built in the 18th Century to connect the embassy with the Trinita Dei Monti church (which was under French patronage!)

Designed in Rococo style, Spanish Steps start from the Piazza di Spagna square to connect to the French monastery church Trinita dei Monti. Also known as Scalinata di Spagna, Spanish Steps consist of 138 steps with a mix of curves, straight lines, and terraces. Created by the architect Francesco de Sanctis, they are popular among historians and art enthusiasts for their unique design.

These are the widest set of stairs in Europe so there is plenty of room to find a space to sit and reflect without getting in people’s way. The steps were featured in the film Roman Holiday with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. Perhaps you can relive their moment from the film!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the best time to visit Spanish Steps?

    The steps are open 24/7 unless repairs are being made. They will get busy, especially during the peak season. They are especially nice to visit during the spring months when the flowers are blooming.

  • Q: How do I get there?

    The Spanish steps are around 600m from the Trevi fountain, so it's a short walk away.

  • Q: Where are the Spanish Steps situated?

    The Spanish steps are situated on top of Pincio hill.

  • Q: What are the opening hours of Spanish Steps?

    Spanish Steps are open from Sunday to Saturday from 12 am to 11:59 pm.

  • Q: What are the famous attractions near Spanish Steps?

    You can check out some iconic landmarks near the Spanish Steps including the Church of the Santissima Trinità dei Monti, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Colosseum, and the Vatican.

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