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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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Rome: walking tour Piazza Navona, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon
Rome: walking tour Piazza Navona, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon
$66.54 per adult
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Wonderful Experience
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.
fgy92c9fvj, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Rome

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
Fashionable and tasty
samjones082270, Jan 2020
Rome: Piazza del Popolo, Fashion District, Spanish Steps, Tasting & Walking Tour
Yes it is the fashion district, but there is also history so it's really nice to have a knowledgeable guide showing you around. There are just so many foodie places that I wouldn't have discovered on my own, I gladly went back to some of them. You just need a gelato or tiramisu break while doing your shopping. Such a good taste of Rome! Highly recommended
star-5
Yes - The tour is great
Thomas_C, Jun 2019
Spanish Steps, Trevi, Pantheon & Piazza Navona Private Tour for Kids & Families
The tour was so much fun, and educational. Marco, our guide, kept the boys engaged (5 and 12) with activities to keep their attention as we moved along. We enjoyed it, the boys enjoyed it, and our parents enjoyed it. The boys continued to point out some of what they learned during the rest of our stay in Rome.
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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