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“Beautiful in April/May”
Review of Spanish Steps

Spanish Steps
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Located in the heart of Rome, this vibrant and elegant square is surrounded by 18th-century buildings augmented by the colorful flowers that adorn the Spanish Steps. The elegant steps by Francesco de Sanctis (1723-1726) consist of twelve flights of varying width, which descend to the scenic Franciscan Church of Trinita dei Monti.
Reviewed 24 April 2012

Obviously a must see while in Rome but so much nicer in mid April/May when they are covered with pots of Azalea plants - go there by 9 a.m. and avoid the crowds and get good photos.

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Reviewed 24 April 2012

A tip..arrive at around 4/5 when the sun is going down grab yourself a coffee in one of the many establishments that overlook the steps and marvel at the beauty and hustle and bustle of this area...the steps arere beautiful.

Word of warning guys...avoid the shops....the ladies will love all the top designer outlets that capture all the well heeled locals that wander around this very up market area....no its a beautiful site to behold and everyone should go visit.

Thank venicefish
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

An elegant staircase consists of 138 steps that is connected to a French church (Trinita dei Monti) and the Piazza di Spagna. At the foot of the steps is the Fontana della Barcaccia, "Fountain of the Old Boat," a fountain commissioned by Pope Urban VIII and was completed by Pietro Bernini and his more famous son Gian Lorenzo Bernini. According to Wikipedia, this set of steps is the widest staircase in Europe.

Thank daphydo
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

Definitely try eating ice cream and spread your legs. Good fun to watch the crowds go by.

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Reviewed 23 April 2012

The steps are nice, but there really isn't anything else there. The shrubs were not in bloom when we were there. Also, there was quite a few people pushing everybody to buy roses, sunglasses, and all kinds of other junk. Nice views of the city looking back from the steps. See this attraction when you have a reason to be in the area. Around Piazza Di Spagna are a lot of high end, name brand, shops and many nice eateries. The Spagna Metro is nearby as well. Also the Hard Rock Cafe is a few blocks East of the steps.

Thank Dan S
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