Piazza di Spagna
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- 98%Art & Design Lovers
- 89%History Buffs
- 82%Family Travelers
- 79%Local Culture
- 66%Luxury Travelers
- 66%Budget Travelers
- 62%Nightlife Lovers
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- Piazza di SpagnaMember ofBudget TravelersLocal CultureFoodies+ 2Mar 20, 2014
It took us a while to find the Spanish Steps. Of course at the base of the steps is Piazza di Spagna (Spanish plaza). In the evening, the lights bring this square to life. There were quite a few people here when we visited but from the other photos, it's especially busy during the day. The nice thing is that the steps are very close to the metro station and we were able to take the subway back to our hotel after a transfer. Super easy.
The Spanish Steps is the widest staircase in Europe and was designed by architects Francesco de Sanctis and Alessandro Specchi. There are 138 steps leading from Piazza di Spagna to the Trinità dei Monti church at the top. Also at the bottom of the steps to the right, is the former home of English poet John Keats, who lived and died here in 1821.
I was glad to see it at night still lit up with holiday decorations. Everything has a magical quality at night in Rome. As with all places frequented by tourists, beware of pickpockets. We didn't have any problems but you still have to be aware of your surroundings.Recommended for:
- Piazza di SpagnaMember ofBudget TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 11Aug 22, 2013
People watch on the iconic stone steps or stroll through the piazza and splash your face with water from the fountain, or both. Piazza di Spagna is one of Rome's main sights, but it's perfect for budget travelers as a place that can entertain you for an hour, for free. Catch the infiorata in spring, when the steps are covered in flowers, or go at night with some friends and a beer for a less-crowded vibe.Recommended for:
- Piazza di SpagnaMember ofBudget TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 7Nov 11, 2013
Hip plaza near the Spanish steps. Always something going on. You can buy cheap souvenirs or hire an expensive horse and carriage, so there is more than a faint whiff of the commercial. But that shouldn't be enough to spoil it.Recommended for:
- Piazza di SpagnaMember ofBudget TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 2Oct 18, 2013
Piazza di Spagna (Spanish Plaza) is based right by the famous Spanish Steps. As with most picturesque plazas with Rome, it features fancy sculptured fountains and historical, old-school buildings. Due to the Spanish Steps, it can get crowded and touristy, but that shouldn't be a deterrence from coming here.Recommended for:
- Piazza di SpagnaMember ofBudget TravelersLocal CultureFoodies+ 7Jul 03, 2012
The best time to go to Piazza di Spagna is the middle of the night. It will be deserted, and you can properly enjoy the stunning views from the top of the stairs, as well as imagine yourself a jaded turn of the century artist, whiling your time away philosophizing and writing poetry on the steps. If you go during the day you will be hard pressed to squeeze some atmosphere out of the tourist drenched scene.Recommended for:
- Piazza di SpagnaMay 07, 2014
Piazza di Spagna • Arts and Entertainment • Piazza di Spagna
Romans know the staircase as the "Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti", but British visitors in the 18th century called it the Spanish Steps and the name stuck. In spring pots of azaleas lineRecommended for:
- Piazza di SpagnaMember ofFoodiesFeb 19, 2014
This piazza is always full of people! There's shopping nearby, the famed Spanish steps, and there's the "Spagna" metro A stop nearby. This is a great, central location for starting your exploration of the city. There is a tea room nearby that is worth a visit if you like tea (although it is a little pricey, the interior is relaxing). The famous fountain the in the center reminds visitors the days when the piazza used to flood due to the swollen Tiber river.
- Piazza di SpagnaMember ofBudget TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 6Oct 25, 2013
My favorite part of the Spanish Plaza is the fountain. In fact one of the coolest features of Rome is that fresh, drinkable, delicious and free water flows from lions' mouths everywhere you go.Recommended for:
- Piazza di SpagnaMember ofFoodiesStudentsLuxury Travelers+ 2Sep 17, 2013
Piazza di Spagna or also know as the Spanish steps is a nice sit-around place around the fountain on the never-ending steps. Some luxury shopping stores, brand clothing shops I mean, are around this area. It will be definitely a nice moment for cinema lovers, where they will feel the famous Fellini's falling stroller scene being shot here at the time.Recommended for:
- Piazza di SpagnaAug 30, 2013
Sinuous, elegant, sensual steps leading from Rome's center to the Borghese Gardens. Built following the ideas of an Italian Pope and the designed by an Italian architect (Francesco de Salvi), it was financed by a French King, and it takes its name from the Spanish Embassy to the Holy See which is nearby. It is currently Rome's most iconic sight.
- Piazza di SpagnaCommunity ManagerAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Aug 10, 2013
Piazza di Spagna is probably one of the most "pretty" of the piazze in Centro Storico. The fountain adds a nice touch to the impressive transition of Via dei Condotti opening up to the Spanish Steps. It's crowded, but for good reason.Recommended for: