the spanish steps
the spanish steps
THE MOST FAMOUS STAIRCASE IN ROME
The Spanish Steps, or the Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti as the locals call them, are without doubt the most famous steps in Rome. It’s a tempting spot to sit and watch the world go by, but unfortunately this is no longer permitted.
These famous steps are an essential stop on any tour of Rome!
Sitting on the steps is now banned, and the police are really hot on it!
Keep your valuables close. Climb the steps from bottom to top and then continue on to the Villa Borghese park.
Last Modified: 20.04.2023 | Céline
The Spanish Steps
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at a glance
What is there
The Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti rise up from the Piazza di Spagna (Spanish square) which was named after the Spanish embassy there. Over the years, we tourists have extended the name to the steps themselves, hence the Spanish Steps.
In the past, you could sit on the steps and take in the atmosphere, but unfortunately this is now banned. The police are militant about it, too!
That said, you can still enjoy a wonderful view over the rooftops of Rome from the Trinità dei Monti church at the top of the steps. It’s a wonderful vantage point! While you’re there, it’s also worth a quick detour inside the church itself, not least because it’s the church that gave the steps their original name.
The area around the Piazza di Spagna is also great for shopping, with its mix of expensive boutiques, including Prada and Chanel, and high-street brands, such as H&M and Zara (although you’ll have to go a little further afield to find these).
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