Did you know that the Spanish Steps were actually built by the French? In the 17th century, the French built this elegant staircase to make the climb to their church Trinita di Monti, more appealing. However, they never ended up getting the credit. The steps lead up from the Piazza di Spagna, home of the Spanish Embassy, so to locals and everyone else they have always been the “Spanish Steps”.
Today the Spanish Steps are a walkway to Rome’s heart, and the focal point for all of our hotels. From this beautiful, sweeping centerpiece, the area’s streets lead off like spokes. Graceful fashion-central boulevards Via dei Condotti and Via del Babuino are full of top international brands from Bulgari to Versace. Each narrow, cobbled lane leading off these streets is a treasure trove of designer shops, independent boutiques, and galleries. The area feels almost like a small town, but one stuffed full of tantalizing shops and top-notch restaurants, with price tags to suit all budgets.
Check out the Rome Luxury Suites properties, our luxury boutique hotels near the Spanish Steps!
Piazza di Spagna 00187 Roma Italy