An incredible, almost theatrical square with the lovely Spanish Steps leading up to the Chiesa di Trinita dei Monti. One of ... More
Piazza di Spagna
An incredible, almost theatrical square with the lovely Spanish Steps leading up to the Chiesa di Trinita dei Monti. One of the most important fashion shows is held here, the steps being used as a catwalk. It is now an international meeting point. The fountain known as the "Barcaccia" (boat) was commissioned by Urbano Barberini to commemorate the alliance made with the King of France, whose coat of arms can be seen on Trinita dei Monti. The square leads into several famous streets, Via dei Condotti, Via Frattina, and Via Borgognona with their luxurious boutiques, and Via Del Babuino with its antique shops.
After reading what everyone said I Am puzzled.
We visited it on an Early morning before we wnt back to our hotel for a check-out and travel home.
We reached the stairs and the place and I thought it was a waste of time. After seeing all the lovely places I was not impressed by the stairs or the fountain o the place.
If ou are at the region you can pass by but do nate detour for it.
Great place to people watch, nice shopping (High Scale) and good resteraunts. Great place to kick off an evening stroll. Nicest time of the year to visit is in the spring, when the flowers are out, nice place to get a cool drink in the fountain.Don't miss a quick trip to the top of the stairs for great views, and the church.
This was amazing and i love the fountain out the from, but the only thing was that when we were there it was under construction, so we couldn't see the tower out the front. They just put a picture of it in front!
I loved seeing the fountain at the bottom of the stairs created by Bernini. If you like to people watch, this is the place. Lots of panhandlers there though, so be careful. The church at the top of the stairs is beautiful and worth seeing. The view of Rome at the top of ths stairs is really nice.
Room was awful compared to the price. The dark haired woman on the door, the manager, was rude beyond belief. Ringing up late in the night disturbing my and my girlfriends sleep.
They didn't notify me when my lost luggage arrived for two days and so went home without it.
I cannot warn anyone enough about this place...
This is a wonderful place to see early in the morning. My 10 yr old daughter and I spent a little time at the base of the steps. There were alot of younger people there (went in March 2007). But it is well worth the time to sit and watch people from all over the world come together. The week after we left, some people tried to carve their names in the fountain at the base of the steps. It's been there for a long time and I know they charged them, so I am happy it's not ruined. Later on in the day it can get pretty crowded, so the earlier in the day is better. They are horse carriages there to offer to ride you around the piazza, not sure how much it costs, but the horses had beautiful head decorations on them. I had to take a few pics of them to remember them by. Took a wonderful pic of my daughter (when she didn't realize it of course, she is 10 and a little pill) she was sitting on the steps at the bottom (which we found out was not allowed) with gummy worms hanging out of her mouth....there was a little street vendor selling candy and hot chesnuts in the piazza and she HAD to have some. Great place to take pictures, beautiful balcony and terraces with lots of flowers. We missed the azaleas by a week or so, but it was still a breathtaking sight.
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