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Few areas of Rome place you closer to the treasures of the Eternal City than the neighborhood around the iconic Spanish Steps. Located to one side of the picturesque Piazza di Spagna, this district’s highlight is the exquisite 18th-century flight of marble stairs—one of Rome’s most emblematic sights made famous by the 1950s Hollywood blockbuster, Roman Holiday. The district is also surrounded by a myriad of world-famous landmarks and timeless architectural wonders, making it the perfect base from which to recreate your very own Roman holiday.

Hotels near the Spanish Steps

This part of Rome draws more tourists than almost any other neighborhood, meaning there’s a wide range of accommodation near the Spanish Steps for every traveler. Hotel Anahi is a fantastic budget hotel offering charming rooms at competitive prices. Close by is Hotel Manfredi Suite in Rome, a top-rated 3-star hotel near Piazza di Spagna featuring a sauna and hot tub. For a luxury Roman vacation, book into the River Palace Hotel, a popular 4-star hotel close to the Spanish Steps where you can enjoy elegant old-world décor right in the city center.

Things to see near the Spanish Steps

Situated on the right bank of the River Tiber in the center of ancient Rome, the area around the Spanish Steps contains some of the most prized historic and cultural treasures the Eternal City has to offer. Millions of tourists flock to the neighborhood every year to see sights such as the Trinità dei Monti. Consecrated in 1585, this late Renaissance church holds a commanding position at the top of the Spanish Steps, and contains many wonderful frescoes and paintings by Italian masters. At the bottom of the 135 steps sits another famous institution, the Keats-Shelley Memorial House. The famous Romantic poet John Keats lived out his final months in this building, which now serves as a museum dedicated to the memory of the beloved Englishman. Just a few feet away, the ornate marble Fontana della Barcaccia, crafted by Pietro Bernini in 1627 and now one of Rome’s most famous fountains, is the perfect footnote to the elegant steps.

Good for shoppers

The neighborhood around the Spanish Steps is quintessentially Roman, with stately buildings and ancient churches nestling beside world-class gelaterias, pizzerias, and—naturalmente—fashion boutiques. This area is the epicenter of retail in the city, and locals and tourists alike throng the narrow streets to discover the latest offerings in European fashion. Stroll out the door of your Spanish Steps hotel to Via del Corso, the city’s main fashion thoroughfare, where well-known brands vie for your attention. If it’s high-end designer outlets you’re after, then head down the adjacent Via Condotti, where the likes of Gucci, Armani, and Prada all have a presence.

How to get to the Spanish Steps

Getting to the Spanish Steps from Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci and Ciampino airports is quick and easy. Bus and rail connections are available from both airports to Termini, the city’s main transport hub. Here, travelers can change to the metro and get to Piazzi di Spagna in a matter of minutes. Thanks to its pedestrianized streets and 1-way traffic system, most visitors to this neighborhood find traveling by metro or exploring on foot the best way to take in the area’s many famous sights. There are also a host of public transit options for those wishing to travel a little further afield.

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