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Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna)
Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna)

Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna)

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Piazza di Spagna, Rome, 00187

The Basics

The monumental Spanish Steps—designed by Francesco de Sanctis—are one of Rome’s most popular tourist sites. Surrounded by bars and cafés and always bustling, the staircase features on most day or nighttime Rome city tours, whether on foot, by bike, Vespa, Segway, or hop-on hop-off bus. Such tours typically stop at spots such as the Colosseum and Pantheon, great for time-pressed travelers. You can also visit on a specialized private food and wine or pizza tour.

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Tour of Rome:Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps,Pantheon with Italian Ice Cream
Tour of Rome:Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps,Pantheon with Italian Ice Cream
star-4.5
$195.33 per adult
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Mattei was a great tour...
Mattei was a great tour guide, bringing alive history & beauty. We saw the Pantheon and due to construction on Santa Maria Minerva, he took us through St Ignatia instead, which was a most wonderful experience.
Grace_S, Oct 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Rome

star-4
Walking tour of Rome
Maxine_R, Oct 2022
Rome: walking tour Piazza Navona, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon
We was at the right meeting point. No show of our tour ride. A nice person called for us and was told change in meeting location., Which we did not know. Tour guide was very good but 2 tours combined. We did not get 3 items that was not included, headsets, bottled water and a gelato
star-5
Personal touches.
Adam_C, Sep 2022
City walk through Spanish steps, Trevi fountain, Pantheon, Navona, Angel Castle
The guide, Gigi, was awesome! Very knowledgeable and kept our attention for the full time. Would highly recommend.
star-5
Rome
Sharyl_M, Aug 2022
Walking Tour of Rome Highlights Spanish Steps Pantheon Trevi Fountain
Seeing the sights and walking through trevi fountain. Need to hand out map of the area. Got a little lost trying to find a taxi
star-5
See the sights with a tour guide that cares
Tomika_M, Jan 2023
Rome: walking tour Piazza Navona, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon
Our tour guide (Rosa) was knowledgeable, fun, friendly, answered all our questions and left us wanting more (in the best way possible). She took us to a lot of the highlights and she took us to some of her secrets that only the locals know. She has a lot of pride in her city and it shows. Would I do this tour again? Maybe. Would I have Rosa take me around and show me more of Rome? ABSOLUTELY!! She took a genuine interest in not only what she was doing but really wanted to get to know us and what we wanted to learn about and see. 10/10 would recommend.
star-5
Great walking tour!
Rachelle_B, Jun 2022
Rome: walking tour Piazza Navona, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and flexible. She explained the history well and answered all of our questions. She was great and I would highly recommend this tour. My only feedback would be the meeting point was a little confusing. Make sure you leave time to find the meeting point the day of your tour.
star-5
Wonderful Experience
fgy92c9fvj, Jun 2022
Rome: walking tour Piazza Navona, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon
We had a great time with Rosa. She was extremely informative and very friendly. The tour includes many of the key attractions in Rome. Highly recommend.
star-5
Loved the tour and our guide Rosa was excellent!
Dana_J, Jun 2022
Rome: walking tour Piazza Navona, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon
Rosa is a very sweet and fantastic person, who is willing to go out of her way to help you and she truly wants you to enjoy your stay in Rome. She is extremely knowledgeable about every topic she discusses. We've learned so much more from taking these tours.
star-4
Fun walking tour
lisa_l, Mar 2022
Rome: walking tour Piazza Navona, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon
We learned a lot about the history of Rome and saw beautiful sites. Marguerite answered all our questions.
star-5
Time well spent!
Jamal_B, Mar 2022
Rome: walking tour Piazza Navona, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon
We thought we were going on a group tour but it ended up being a private tour. This was intimidating at first but Paola was an amazing guide and it was a conversation the whole time as she shared with us the history behind all the stops and everything in between. We learned so much and the time flew! We also saw a lot more along the way and Paola went out of her way to explain those things, too. I would highly recommend as we would not have learned all of this on our own.
star-5
Getting the Lay of the Land
Crystal_R, Mar 2022
Rome: walking tour Piazza Navona, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon
If you are interested in hearing about the details of the Roma Burroughs than this tour is for you. If you are staying in Rome for longer than 2 days then I recommend doing this tour....kids might find it boring though.
star-5
Amazing Detail and Experience
MaryGrace_S, Sep 2021
Rome: walking tour Piazza Navona, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon
The tour was great. Very informative and our guide was extremely personable and made the overall experience wonderful. All the small bits of knowledge not only about the big monuments, but smaller points throughout the way, really made the city come to life, and are things you would never discover on your own. Absolutely worth the investment. You won’t regret it.
star-5
Rosa was an excellent and...
David_C, Sep 2021
Rome: walking tour Piazza Navona, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon
Rosa was an excellent and very knowledgeable and a friendly guide she tailored the tour to us. I was happy we booked this in our first day
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Sitting, eating, and drinking on the steps is forbidden; local police strictly enforce these rules.

  • The steps are just that: stairs. As such, they are not accessible to wheelchairs or strollers.

  • Just adjacent to the Spanish Steps is the house where English poet John Keats lived, now a museum dedicated to his memory and works.

  • Be aware of your surroundings and watch for individuals who will thrust a rose or other souvenir into your hand and then demand payment.

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How to Get There

The metro line A runs from the Termini train station to Piazza di Spagna, at the foot of the Spanish Steps. Many walking tours depart from or pass by the staircase too, as do hop-on hop-off bus routes.

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When to Get There

The Spanish Steps are crowded most of the day, so you'll have to visit early in the morning or late at night if you want to enjoy them in relative peace. Avoid midday, as there's little shade and lots of sun. For great photos, visit in the spring or winter when the steps are festooned with colorful flowers and decorated with a towering Christmas tree and fairy lights, respectively.

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Why Spanish?

The Spanish Steps were financed by French diplomat Étienne Gueffier and built to link the Trinità dei Monti Church—which was at the time under the patronage of the King of France—with the Spanish Square below. The steps were so-named because of their proximity to the square, home to Spain's embassy and considered Spanish territory in the 17th century.

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Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna)
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