Rome Spanish Steps area

The Spanish Steps located in Piazza di Spagna is one of the most popular areas for tourists and locals to hang out in Rome. The 137 steps were constructed in the 1720s and lead up to yet another great Rome attraction – the Church of Santa Trinita dei Monti. If you are in Rome during May, the steps are exceptionally beautiful as they are decorated with flowering azaleas. But in the nearby Spanish Steps area there’s a lot more to see and do!

Wondering where to go in Rome when in need for some shopping? Located not far from the Spanish Steps (about 600 meters) is Via del Corso. At the end of Via dei Condotti, turn right and you will find this busy shopping street that will have you shopping until you drop. After you have finished exploring brands like Swarovski, Timberland, and many more, you may want to walk up to the end of the road where you will find Piazza del Popolo

Attractions around the Spanish Steps area in Rome

This big square has many monuments to admire such as the ancient Egyptian obelisk. This 23m tall obelisk, in the center of the square, also has four Egyptian lion statues around it that are great to take photos of – you might even have to wait for your turn to do so. South of the square are also two symmetrical churches that will bewilder you – the churches of Santa Maria di Mircoli and the Santa Maria in Montesanto.

Wondering what else Rome’s Spanish Steps area has to offer you? If going to Via del Corso and Piazza del Popolo are not at the top of your list of things to do then we can also suggest a visit to Campo de Fiori. Campo de Fiori is situated very close to the Spanish Steps – only 160m away to the west. This location is actually translated as “field of flowers” as it used to be a meadow. It was also a place where gruesome things happened in the past: many executions took place including that of Italian philosopher Giordano Bruno. In fact, you can see a monument in Campo de Fiori that honours him. Not only is this square a place of historic importance, it also has a very lively market where many purchase their vegetables and meats from. You can find out more about Campo de Fiori by watching our special video guide.

Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Walking Tour including Sistine Chapel, Raphael's Rooms and St Peter's

Visit the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica on this must-do Vatican walking tour, in a group of no more than 20 people! With some 12,000 rooms spanning nearly 4,000 years of history, the Vatican’s magnificent museum complex can be overwhelming, so let an expert guide introduce you to its defining highlights on this 3-hour tour. Visit Raphael’s Rooms, Gallery of the Maps and more, and then step inside the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s fresco ‘The Creation of Adam.’ Finish with a St Peter’s Basilica tour and hear the secrets of the holiest place in Christendom. Choose from four different start times or upgrade to a small-group tour (12 people maximum). Skip the long lines for St. Peter’s Basilica with special access directly from the Sistine Chapel.

Due to a new Vatican partnership, this tour provides VIP access through a reserved door, allowing you to skip all the lines – even the priority lines.

USD 70.65$

Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

Leave the crowds behind and head straight inside the Colosseum with your skip-the-line entrance ticket! In a group of no more than 25 people, explore the first and second tiers of this A-list attraction with a guide, learning about the gladiators who competed in the Colosseum’s gory gladiatorial games. Finish with a tour of the Roman Forum in Ancient Rome and admire incredible ruins, like the Temple of Julius Caesar.

If you want to see the Colosseum Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier, then upgrade! – These areas that are either newly opened or normally off-limits.

USD 60.22$

Viator VIP: Sistine Chapel Private Viewing and Small-Group Tour of the Vatican's Secret Rooms

See the Vatican as VIPs do – with this once-in-a-lifetime private Sistine Chapel viewing and tour of the Vatican Museum's secret rooms. This exclusive gives you unprecedented VIP access to the magnificent rooms that are usually off-limits to the public, allowing you to see a side of the Vatican that most never will. Be awed by secret rooms like the Niccoline Chapel and the Room of Gold, and see sights like Raphael’s Rooms.

Due to a new Vatican partnership, this tour provides VIP access through a reserved door, allowing you to skip all the lines – even the priority lines. End your tour with an after-hours private viewing of the Sistine Chapel, empty except for your group (average 15 people) and guide. Michelangelo's fresco in the Sistine Chapel – including The Creation of Adam – is considered the most influential fresco in the history of Western art. See it with no crowds, linger over every detail, and earn one-of-a-kind bragging rights for the rest of your life!

USD 382.19$

Pompeii Day Trip from Rome

Hike up Mount Vesuvius and then explore the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii on a must-do day trip from Rome! Going at a steady pace, the hike includes a walk on the ridge of Italy’s famously feisty volcano, allowing incredible views down into the crater itself. After a pizza lunch in Naples, head to Pompeii to see the havoc that Mount Vesuvius reaped on it in AD 79. Tour the UNESCO-listed excavations, seeing fossils and well-preserved ruins while hearing the horrors that befell this intriguing ancient city.

Mount Vesuvius is inaccessible from November 1, till March 8. During these months, your volcano hike is replaced with a tour of the National Archeological Museum of Pompeii.

USD 155.19$

Capri Day Trip from Rome

Visit the chic island of Capri on a day trip from Rome, led by an expert local guide! After traveling from Rome to Naples, cross over to the gorgeous island to see its highlights. Hop aboard a boat to the Blue Grotto if you wish, and enjoy a relaxing lunch in the hilltop village of Anacapri. Explore Capri’s main town at leisure, and then leave the island for your journey back to Rome.

USD 149.63$