"The 'In' Place to be While Lounging in Rome" Spanish Steps - Piazza di Spagna Tip by mrclay2000

Spanish Steps - Piazza di Spagna, Rome: 308 reviews and 501 photos

  Piazza di Spagna, morning
by mrclay2000

Even a cursory evaluation of the city squares shows that Rome divides its space with all classes. The high brows from in and out of town likely will frequent the bistros and restaurants around the Piazza della Rotonda outside the Pantheon or the Piazza Navona. Ambling tourists will stroll in and around the Piazza Venezia. The low-lifes and ne'er-do-wells will throng the Piazza del Popolo, often used to display new cars. The 'in' crowd however tend to frequent the Piazza di Spagna at the Spanish Steps. From mid-morning until near midnight when the steps are cleared for cleaning, the entire area is thronged with young sophistos sharing their joie de vivre, or even more likely their far dolce niente. If you want to find the Steps empty of sojourners, students, day trippers and exhausted foreign tourists, arrive between 1:00 and 9:00 a.m. The square has for centuries been the center of artistic, fashionable and literary life in the city.

Address: Piazza di Spagna
Directions: northern Rome
Phone: +39 090 8388 1200
Website: http://www.rome-passion.com/place-espagne.html

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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