Piazza di Spagna

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by fionademp on June 6, 2008

Piazza di Spagna

We stayed in this area and I’d really recommend it as a place to stay. The tube makes it easy to get around and it’s lively at night, without being too busy.

The Spanish steps are the main focus of the Piazza. I’ll be honest I didn’t quite get what all the fuss was about, their just steps! They are pretty and imposing due to their size but they really are just steps. The best thing about them is that they’re a good place to stop for a sit down, particularly with an ice cream from one of the local cafes. The steps do get very busy though, especially in the evenings.

The Piazza is littered with shops, cafes and restaurants. The shops tend to be very upmarket and expensive so don’t come here looking for a bargain. Due to their location the restaurants are also slightly over-priced. I’d recommend trying the side streets for places to eat instead. Our Hotel was off Via de Croce and there are some nice places to eat down there. L'Enoteca Antica is particularly good. It’s a wine bar but you may not be able to get a seat here as it gets crowded. Once you leave the main square is does get noticeably quieter but that can be a relief after a day of hustle and bustle and there are plenty of other areas to visit if you want a long lively night.
Spanish Steps (Scalinata)
Piazza Di Spagna
Rome, Italy, 00187


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