Spanish Steps

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by pointofnoreturn on July 23, 2007

If you plan on doing some people-watching and don’t know where to start, the Spanish Steps is your best bet. It’s full of crowds and colourful people and there will always be action going on. The steps are located in Piazza di Spagna and can be accessed by metro via Spagna station (Line A) followed by a short walk to the steps. There is exactly 138 steps but there are good chances that it’ll be over-crowded and completely full of people sitting on the steps enjoying the action. At the bottom of the steps, there is a pretty fountain sculpted by Bernini’s father. Many people opt to sit by the edge of the fountain and you may be surprised to find some people taking a dip in the water (although I am sure it is illegal to do that)!

Tip: There are quite a few street vendors roaming the area around the Spanish steps so be on the lookout for pickpockets and aggressive sale tactics. Try to avoid the over-priced restaurants and cafés and opt to bring your own food. If you have deep pockets, there are plenty of designer shops (Versace, etc.) with gorgeous items for sale.
Spanish Steps (Scalinata)
Piazza Di Spagna
Rome, Italy, 00187

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