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Spanish Steps

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  • Spanish StepsPro 2014
    Tina Nguyen
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    4 Jul 26, 2014

    Good to visit to get a view of the city. Beware of pick-pocketers (as always-- if someone tries to give you something "for free," they probably will chase after you and demand money). That said, nothing to go out of your way for, just some place to chill if you'd like!

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  • Spanish Steps
    Massimo G
    5 Jan 04, 2014
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    Maida Aviad
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    5 Aug 31, 2013

    Awestruck by the Spanish Steps. Lots of tourists but wouldn't have missed seeing them while in Rome.

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  • Spanish StepsPro 2014
    Stephen Bugno
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    3 Aug 25, 2013

    To be honest, I didn't really get too excited about the Spanish steps. There're old and big, and I guess beautiful, but I think it's mostly just a place where young people sit and drink a few beers in the evening.

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  • Spanish Steps
    AndrewDThorpe
    5 Oct 16, 2013

    The Piazza di Spagna or Spanish Square is connected to a French church (Trinità dei Monti) on top of the hill via a long staircase, known as the Scalinata della Trinità dei Monti or Spanish Steps. The elegant staircase consists of 137 steps over twelve different flights. The steps are usually very crowded; it attracts tourists as well as locals who use it as a gathering place.

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  • Spanish Steps
    Baxter Jackson
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    4 Oct 25, 2013

    It may not technically be the heart of Rome but it was here on these steps that I felt in tune (as much as a tourist can be) with this great city. Can't think of a better way to watch the sun go down than with someone you love, sitting on the Spanish Steps in Rome, sipping on some fine Italian wine. Great people watching too, if you're not into the sun ;-)

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  • Spanish Steps
    Erin K
    3 Oct 22, 2013

    The Spanish Steps are beautifully built - if only I was able to see them under all those tourists! This is honestly one of the most crowded spots in Rome, and it takes a patient soul to deal with the mass of people. But if you can find a spot to sit on, take advantage and snap a few photos of the stairs and the surrounding piazza.

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  • Spanish StepsPro 2014
    Ally Wu
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    5 Aug 03, 2012

    I have always had the "I love it before I ever see it" kind of affair with the Spanish Steps. I first knew about it from the Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck 1953 black and white movie Roman Holiday. It was the funniest and most romantic movie I had ever seen as a little girl. My favorite scene was after Audrey Hepburn cut off her long hair, she used up her last bit of money to buy a gelato and enjoyed it at Spanish Steps. I dreamed about doing it one day myself. The first time I was in Rome, I made a point of eating a gelato at Spanish Steps. However, much to my surprise, it was so crowded. It was nothing like the scene in the movie, where there were just a few people. I could hardly find space to step my feet let along sitting down. I had a photo taken of me holding a gelato with hundreds of people behind me at Spanish Steps. Dreams do come true, just not exactly as I imaged.

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  • Spanish Steps
    Kevin Picholo
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    5 Mar 07, 2012
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  • Spanish StepsPro 2014
    Maan @Travel Binge
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    5 Dec 03, 2012

    Each time I visit Rome I never fail to go to this spot. First its fun to people watch, next its right next to the fashionable streets of Via Condotti and Via Del Curso just need to watch out for pickpockets :)

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  • Spanish StepsPro 2014
    Rachel R
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    5 Mar 29, 2014
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    Rimi Khan
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    5 Aug 31, 2012

    Georgeous! Especially at night!

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    Gözde Yıldız
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    5 Jan 24, 2014
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    Kevin Cheng
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    4 Aug 26, 2013

    The Spanish steps is full of charm and the grand stairs with the church on top are beautiful to behold. From here you can walk to lots of destinations in Rome and it's a great first stop for a walking tour of the old city.

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  • Spanish StepsPro 2014
    Nomadic by Nature
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    4 Sep 24, 2012

    A great place to sit down and enjoy the atmosphere after walking the city. Great views, and lots of other travelers just hanging out.

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  • Spanish Steps
    Jim Barton
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    4 Aug 30, 2012

    Great place just to sit back and take everything in. People watching at it's best and of course a good photo op in front of the steps.

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    Ingrid Katz
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    4 Aug 14, 2013
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  • Spanish StepsPro 2014
    Frances Nguyen
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    4 Oct 18, 2013

    The Spanish Steps are a steep walk up to the Piazza Trinita dei Monti with the Trinita Dei Monti church at the top. The bottom of the steps leads to the Piazza di Spagna. It can be touristy and it's hard to take good pictures due to the crowds, but it's still worth a stop while you're walking around Rome.

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    don jordan
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    4 Jun 01, 2014

    Looking down from the top of the Spanish Steps. A great gathering spot and you will routinely find small groups hanging out here socializing and people watching.

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  • Spanish StepsPro 2014
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    4 Nov 17, 2013

    Almost as iconic as the Trevi Fountain, the Forum, or the Coliseum. Great neighborhood and well worth a few hours especially if the weather is nice. Enjoy!

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Designed by Alessandro Specchi and Francesco de Sanctis, the Spanish Steps ascend from Piazza di Spagna to the Trinità dei Monti church. Each year in spring the infiorata (literally, enflowering) brings thousands of azaleas to decorate the steps. A popular landmark, the steps are usually adorned with tourists taking a moment's rest and soaking in the atmosphere.

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Aliases: Scalinata Trinità dei Monti