During my Europe tour, you could say that visiting Italy was the best. I loved visiting Sardinia, Florence and Vatican City. One other place that I loved visiting during my tour in Rome was the Spanish Steps.
You ever wondered what’s so special about Visiting Spanish Steps Rome? Read on to know why…
The best part was that the Spanish Steps Rome was just about 6 to 8 minutes walk away from the hotel I stayed at. I stayed at “Hotel Splendide Royal Roma” which was a luxurious hotel situated at the heart of the city. I would definitely recommend this royal hotel to anyone planning a tour in Rome. It’s a five-star hotel, situated very close to all the important and tourist places in Rome.
Just A Little History Of Spanish Steps Rome
The monumental Spanish Steps Rome is beautiful but steep stairway of 135 steps between the Piazza di Spagna at the base and Piazza Trinitàdei Monti church at the top. The Spanish Steps was designed by Francesco de Sanctis and Alessandro Specchi, both Italian architects. Spanish Steps is one of the most significant ancient histories of Italy.
This place is amazing and because it was so close to my hotel, I was able to keep up with my daily exercise routine by running up and down the Spanish Steps every morning during my stay. I was lucky because when I visited Rome in early September, the weather was excellent which made sightseeing and exploring the city all the more awesome.
What To Do Around Spanish Steps Rome
Exercise, Eat and Pray!
If you are thrill seeker like me that needs to feel the burn when exercising. Then you will LOVE running up and down this step, hahaha. The climb to the top of Spanish Steps Rome leads to the church which was so peaceful.
I climbing these steps every morning then visit the church (Heaven on earth for this Catholic Girl) Standing at the top of the Spanish Steps, you get a beautiful glance of the mesmerizing streets of Rome.
There were a few food trucks and stalls around the Spanish Steps so you can grab a bite or drink.
Just Lazy Around and view Humanity
If you ever visit Rome, do expect tourists everywhere :). Rome is such a brilliant place to be that I wasn’t surprised to see the crowd. Especially at the Spanish Steps. Tourists were just sitting and chilling on the Spanish Steps. Even though it was crowded, it felt really peaceful and nice to be there.
Love, Get Loved and Have Fun (Or Not) with the Artist:
Italians are very lovely people, the men have the sweetest mouth of all the Europeans. Growing up in Nigeria, I am kind of used to it. It is a good feeling overall. During a walk around the Spanish Steps, I bumped into this Roman local artist who insisted on taking a picture with me.
Needless to say, after his few persuasions, I went back with some of his artwork! Here I am, without the artist :)…He did have a lovely collection of paintings and sketches.
Wrapping It Up
This part of Rome is pretty busy. If you are planning a tour in Rome, this place should definitely be on your list. The experience was just fantastic.
There’s a beautiful fountain at the base of the Spanish Steps Rome. Unfortunately, during my visit the fountain was covered due to the reconstruction I believe, so I missed out on seeing that.
Overall, my amazing Europe trip couldn’t be complete without visiting the Spanish Steps Rome. It’s a place every person should visit once. Have you ever been to the Spanish Steps in Italy? How was your experience? Share it with me in the comments below.
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