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“3000 years in 3 days ...” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Spanish Steps

Spanish Steps
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Spanish Steps and Vicus Caprarius Underground small-group tour
Ranked #94 of 1,457 things to do in Rome
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Located in the heart of Rome, this vibrant and elegant square is surrounded by 18th-century buildings augmented by the colorful flowers that adorn the Spanish Steps. The elegant steps by Francesco de Sanctis (1723-1726) consist of twelve flights of varying width, which descend to the scenic Franciscan Church of Trinita dei Monti.
Bedford, United Kingdom
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“3000 years in 3 days ...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2012

The first time I visited Italy, after many years of promising friends I would go, was for my 40th Birthday and my husband, being quite knowledgeable on history, showed me around. He walks and talks quite quickly so we actually did manage to 'do' all 3000 years in 3 days.
The next time I was taken to Roma V Udinese at the Olympic Stadium. You take your passport to the ticket office in the centre of Rome and buy your ticket and then catch a bus from the bus terminus to the football stadium. This was back in March 2011 but the date won't let me go back that far, however this is useful information and I have seen people ask how to get tickets for the games.
If you don't happen to have a friend to show you around buy a map or guide as some of the attractions are a little hard to find.

Visited September 2011
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“One of the must see sights in Rome but take the easy route.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2012

You can easily reach the Spanish Steps providing you take the more obvious routes such as Metro A and alight at Spagna or bus 116,117 or 119, alternatively it is only a short walk from Piazza Navona. Unless you want to visit the Villa Borghese situated at the very top then avoid walking via this route as it is both steep and a little more complicated to reach the steps. Don't try asking directions for the Spanish Steps as in our experience most Italians won't understand what you mean. Head for the Piazza di Spagna and look up for an impressive view. You can take the steps up to the Trinita Del Monte church for a better view if you have the time and energy, otherwise the view from the base of the steps makes a good photograph.

Visited July 2012
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“Interesting spot much different than I expected”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2012

We walked from our hotel to this location. It is different than what I had pictured. It has a beautiful fountain in front and in the evening there is quite a crowd with musicians and vendors. Glad we saw it. Earlier in the day you can see artists drawing on the sidewalks in chalk.

Visited July 2012
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“One of Rome's signature sights - fun to stroll top to bottom”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2012

By all means visit the Spanish Steps as one of Rome's signature sights, but save yourself a lot of energy - especially on a hot day! - by arranging to stroll from top to bottom, rather than the other way! The views are beautiful, the crowds are in good spirits, & there are lots of shops & restaurants to visit in the neighborhood at the bottom....

Visited June 2012
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“amazing view from the top”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2012

once at the top the views are amazing, although please be wary this is a top spot for theft and con artists!

Visited July 2012
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