Location and how to get there
Location and how to get there
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Piazza di Spagna has its own metro stop, indeed called “Spagna”, on line A. The stop has two entrances/exits, one at the top, and one at the foot of the Steps.
The cost of a single ticket (BIT) is €1.50, but the metro also offers 24h, 48h, 72h, or weekly tickets.
As the Spanish Square is located in a central and commercial area of the city, there are no tram stops near enough to justify choosing this transportation method.
This is the transportation method that usually offers more options, even though the speed of the bus service is slowed down by the heavy traffic in the downtown areas.
Line 119 is for sure the most convenient, as it can drop you off either at the top or the foot of the steps. The other lines detailed underneath will drop you off in the vicinity of the Square, a short walk away from the Piazza.
|Fermata piu vicina*|
|Fermata piu vicina*||Spagna or Trinità dei Monti||Mercede||Tomacelli or Augusto Imperatore/Ara Pacis||Lgt Marzio/Porto Di Ripetta or Augusto Imperatore/Ara Pacis|
|Itinerario||An almost circular route, departing from Piazza Venezia, going around Piazza del Popolo and then returning to the initial stop.||It covers a small distance in the city center, departing and returning to the same stop at Porta Pinciana.||It connects an area in the north of Rome with the city center, ending its journey at the Tiburtina train station.||It connects two areas respectively to the north and south of Rome, passing by the city center and following the course of the river for a time.|
The city buses use the same tickets that are also valid for the metro, trams, and suburban trains. The cost of a single bus ticket is therefore always €1.50 (BIT) and is valid for all other means of public transportation.
Cabs are obviously the most comfortable option, but they are also the most expensive and, depending on where you are starting your journey, are not guaranteed to be the fastest way to get to Piazza di Spagna, due to the heavy traffic in the central area of Rome.
However, this means of transport is a good option if you feel like chatting with a cab driver, who can tell you a few secrets of the city or entertain you with his typical Roman humor.
The best way to get a cab in Rome is to book it by phone, mobile apps, or simply by going to a cab stand.
Surely the most recommended option to make the most of the monumental beauty of Rome. Luckily, Piazza di Spagna is in the vicinity of many other interesting spots to visit.
You could, for example, choose to start from the bottom of the Steps to admire them and what surrounds them in their entirety, and then climb them in order to visit the Trinità dei Monti church at the top. Then, you could continue to the left, and arrive at the Terrazza del Pincio (Pincio Hill Terrace). From here, you will be able to enjoy a magnificent panoramic view over the Eternal City.
Afterward, you could go down towards Piazza del Popolo, and even continue towards and along the Tiber river, or alternatively, go back to the area near the Piazza to visit some luxury brand shops.