The Spanish Steps is another famous attraction in Rome. It is a grand staircase with 138 steps that leads down to the famous Piazza di Spagna. It was designed by an Italian architect named, Francesco de Sanctis in 1726.
The Spanish Steps was named after the Spanish Embassy nearby. It was the most popular spot for tourists and locals alike especially during the 18th and 19th century.
Once you climbed up the Spanish Steps, you’ll also be able to see the Keats – Shelly house; some beautiful Roman homes and it also lead to a Roman market. Some tourists and locals recommend staying here at night when it is not too crowded; you can also opt to have a snack in the coffee shops or grab a gelato while you mingle with tourists and Romanians.
There are a lot of Italian shops, restaurants and vendors around the area ; where you can buy delectable Romanian street food as well as some souvenirs after you spent some time gazing at the marvelous view from the top.
Another fun fact about the Spanish Steps is that this is the place where famous Roman writers Balzac; and Byron hang out to get a dose of inspiration. Make sure to bring comfortable shoes and take lots of photos at the top overlooking the city of Rome.
The nearest metro to the Spanish Steps is Spagna (line A).