These Rococo style steps were built in the period between 1723 and 1726 designed in 1723 by Francesco De Sanctis and funded by a French diplomat. Leading from the Piazza di Spagna square to the 16th-century French monastery church Trinita dei Monti, the 135 steps are spread over three different terraces, representing the Holy Trinity. Climb to the top and you’ll be afforded gorgeous views; and visit in April for the added beauty of a sea of azalea flowers in bloom. Many walking tours begin and end here and it’s a meeting place, but be aware that you will not be allowed to sit or eat on the steps. Close to the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon this district makes for a convenient base.
Hassler Roma, or Rome’s Stairway to Heaven, as the legendary hotel is popularly known, is located at the top of the Spanish Steps in the heart of Rome and has been serving its clientele for the past 125 years. The hotel overlooks one of the city’s most famous squares, Piazza di Spagna, and offers guests a central, five-star hub for all their adventures in and around Rome. A total of 87 luxe rooms is available with only the best amenities, along with a sauna, fitness centre, and a Michelin-starred restaurant. Hassler Roma prides itself in being unpretentious and offering a warm, personal hospitality service.
Umiltà 36 Rome
Enchanting, eclectic, arty and sophisticated, this hotel makes your city break in the Eternal City, something quite unique. The design features geometric lines, retro patterning, indulgent fabrics and lots of contemporary artwork. There are three dining establishments onsite; the Dandy Cafè, El Porteño Gourmet and Terrazza Flores. Bedrooms and suites are available, with plenty of home comforts. Suites also provide a private living room and kitchenette. Umiltà 36 is just steps from the Trevi Fountain and looks out over the pretty rooftops of Rome on one side, the hotel’s classic courtyard on the other.
Hotel de la Ville Rome
Take a romantic break away in Sir Rocco Forte’s 18th-century palazzo. Allowing guests to immerse in classical Roman culture, the hotel also introduces elements of contemporary Roman life. Start the day with breakfast under a parasol at the Mosaico courtyard and take lunch on the rooftop at Cielo. Da Sistina is a fine dining establishment, with elegant period features and you can complete your evening at Fulvio Pierangelini, the lively rooftop bar. Hotel de la Ville offers two categories of suites and a Sicilian-inspired spa. Conde Nast named this their readers’ third most popular hotel in the city, at their 2022 awards.