Europe Trip - Italy Day 2 Part 4 Rome Spanish Steps

February 10, 2016

Itinerary for Day 2: Colosseum. >> Pantheon >> Piazza Navona >> Spanish Steps >> Trevi Fountain

 

Right after visiting Piazza Navona , we made our way to Spanish Steps. we walked to Spanish steps but if you want to take a metro instead ,take Line A (red line) and exit at Spagna. The station is right next to the Spanish Steps.[ See Metro Map]

 

The Spanish Steps is a flight of steps between the Piazza di Spagna at the base and Piazza Trinita dei Monti at the top dominated by Trinita dei Monti Church.

 

You must be as curious as i am why it is called the spanish steps even though it is located in Rome Italy. 

The Spanish Steps got its name as it was located at Piazza di Spagna (The Spanish Square). The square was called the Spanish Square because the Spanish Embassy was located nearby.

 

 Do you know?? When sitting on the Spanish Steps, you are banned from eating!! 

 

At the bottom of the Spanish Steps , you can see the Fountain of the old boat (Fontana della Barcaccia) , a flooded boat in the middle of a basin.  This fountain marks the place where a boat came to rest when River Tiber flooded. [See more here ]

 

 

The Via dei Condotti (facing the Spanish Steps) is one of the best for shopping in Rome. If you are itching to get some loots from the big brands like Prada or Gucci ,this is the street for you! 

After spending some time at the Spanish steps, we headed west to the Trevi Fountain. 

 

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