Best tours and activities for Spanish Steps
The best Semiprivate panoramic Tour of Rome with pick up included
9-days package in Italy from Rome: Tuscany, Venice, Verona, Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento & Capri
9-day tour of Italy, departing from Rome and arriving in Milan
Private Panoramic Tour of Rome with Professional Driver
Group Tour of the Centre of Rome, Discovering Caravaggio's Art
Private Panoramic Tour of historic centre of Rome on Board a Vintage Car
Vintage Tour of Rome with Cocktail on Board a classic Volkswagen Kombi-Bus
Guided Small Group Tour to the Vatican City and the Squares of Rome with pick-up included
Biking around the fantastic historic Center of Rome
Best attractions in RomeColosseum Vatican, St. Peter's and Sistine Chapel Trevi Fountain Pantheon Spanish Steps Roman Forum Navona Square Campo de' Fiori Castel Sant'Angelo Appian Way Villa Borghese
Things to know about Spanish Steps
Known as "Scalinata della Trinità dei Monti" in Italian, the Spanish Steps are amasterpiece of Roman Baroque style. It consists in a magnificent stairway with 138 steps, structured in a harmonious mix of ramps, curves and terraces.
Built between 1723 and 1726 by a design of the architect Francesco de Sanctis, the Spanish Steps lead to the Trinità dei Monti, while at the base of the Staircase is the Piazza di Spagna with its "Barcaccia", a Baroque fountain shaped as a sinking boat.
Since Renaissance time, Spanish Steps has been a popular place for artists, painters and poets who were inspired by its beauty and elegance: a unique place to enjoy the atmosphere of the Eternal City, with breathtaking views of the historic centre.