The Spanish Steps and Ancient Rome

The Piazza di Spagna and the Piazza Trinita del Monti are on either end of the Spanish steps, with the Trinita dei Monti church at the top.  They are the widest set of steps in all of Europe.  In the Piazza di Spagna at the base, Fontana della Barcaccia.

Every time I look at this I have the same thought:  My, he has a rather high opinion of himself, doesn’t he?

Ancient Rome has been here since the 8th century BC.

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9 responses to “The Spanish Steps and Ancient Rome

    • Thanks! I took a quick look at your blog, will read tomorrow. Would love to see your Italy stuff. I was just learning my camera when we went, so some of the pics needed a little tweaking. I realized that everything is so big, you really need a wide angle. I think that might be true for much of Europe.

    • How exciting! Take a wide angle lens if you can! The structures are so big, they are hard to get in! I can’t wait to go back. Have you been before? A tip for seeing ancient Rome and the Coliseum–hang around down there and let one of the independent guides approach you. We spent money on a regular tour and all they did was drive up and say, “See?” and then drive away. We were so disappointed, and another couple from Ireland in a pub told us to go back and wait for someone to approach. We were hesitant, but we did it and it was FANTASTIC! And cheaper too.

      • Thanks so much for the advice! Yes, we do have a wide angle, its actually a tilt-shift wide angle. We have been to Italy, but not Rome. We were going to buy tickets for the Coliseum online before we went. I assume when they approach, they want cash. Do your remember how much?

      • My husband thinks he remembers them taking credit cards. As for price, it’s been a few years, but he thought it was around 50.00 US for both of us. He was able to bypass the line to get in which was really cool. As for the Vatican, someone told us the end of the day is the best time to go. When we showed up (and I have a photo of this) the line was around the property, and we were pretty far back–it was probably at least 10 people wide as well, not single file. It was unbelievable. That was also with a tour group, and we did not have a lot of time there either. This other gal told us she had read in fodders or something along those lines, to go two to three hours prior to closing. The line was short, and she walked up to the window there and bought her tickets, and had plenty of time.

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