Spanish Steps

Type: Great Views, Public Spaces, Sightseeing

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Ever since its completion in 1726, visitors even to this day are taken away by the beauty of the Spanish Steps otherwise known as the 'scalinata' (staircase) to the locals. The three flights and...  Read More


  • Free Things to Do: "Aside from its beauty, the Spanish Steps remains it's a popular meeting place for young Romans looking to hit on and flirt with the foreign girls."
  • Historic Sites: "Recent new city rules prohibit sitting on the steps and can incur hefty fines. Walking up and standing on the stairs is fine."
  • Romantic Things to Do: "Walk in the footsteps of Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in Roman Holiday but don't sit - it's now prohibited."
  • Best for Free Things to Do Because: The largest outdoor staircase in Europe is a great spot to sit and people watch
  • Best for Historic Sites Because: Take a walk on the biggest staircase in all of Europe.
  • Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: The Spanish Steps is the biggest staircase in all of Europe and a great choice for lovers wanting to recreate their own Roman Holiday.

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