The famous Spanish Steps lead from the Piazza di Spagna up to the Trinita Church. The staircase was constructed between 1723 and 1725 in the Roman Baroque style and is the longest and widest in Europe. The design is an elegant series of ramps with 138 steps in a fan or butterfly wing shape. In May, they are particularly beautiful when the ramps of the staircase are covered in spring flowers.
Architecture aside, what makes the Spanish Steps a favorite spot to hang out is the people watching. It's a place for tourists and locals to sit and enjoy the spectacle of Rome life.
The adjacent Piazza di Spagna is surrounded by wonderful tea rooms and cafes as well as being adjacent to some of the best shopping streets in Rome.
This tour was lovely! We enjoyed it all very much from the Trevino Fountain and Spanish Steps and Collesium! Just beautiful! We had hoped to go into the Collesium, but, we just walked around it. It was a beautiful tour
The tour was long, but excellent! After a social Aperitivo, we walked quite a distance from the Spanish Steps through town to Piazza Navona, past the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon to the Rivers edge where we boarded a bus. The bus ride took us to St. Peters Square at night. Beautiful indeed! The next stop was atop the Janiculum Hill overlooking the City at night for a spectacular view! Final stop was the Colosseum at night. The Tour was nothing short of unbelievable! A must in Rome!
I booked through viator.com, the tour starts on via santa eufemia. Saw this and had to book it. It was a two and a half hour tour around Rome, started at 8 pm, we had 30 min orientation. I was slightly anxious initially but our tour guide was amazing and made it seem so easy and it was once you get used it. There was only four people in our group which was great. We saw Pantheon, Trevi fountain, Spanish steps, Ignazia, Piazza nevona and a lot more, we had a brief history of each one which was perfect and just what we need. It was about 3 hours in duration, amazing from start to finish and recommend it to everyone