The Spanish Steps represent the finest modernization project of 18th-century Rome. Incredibly, this is the only staircase in the entire world that serves the threefold purpose of square, major thoroughfare and theater. The architects behind the design displayed true genius, overcoming complex obstacles to create the setting of Rome’s favorite and fanciest neighborhood.
This audio tour walks you through the fantastic story of the Spanish Steps. We’ll begin the story at the fountain below, and then gradually climb all 136 stairs to the top, where we will be rewarded with an incredible view over the Eternal City. Never fear, the architects designed plenty of beautiful landings on the way up!