The piazza di Spagna, or Spanish Steps, is perhaps one of the most popular places to meet in Rome for both tourists and locals alike. An obelisk, huge staircase and church are the focal points of this landmark in Rome. Self catering accommodation in Piazza di Spagna usually comes in the form of an apartment, and gives you a way to experience this fascinating part of the city up close and personal. A rental apartment in Piazza di Spagna will be of the highest standard that you would expect in this bustling part of the Italian capital, and means that your vacation will be an enjoyable and relaxing one.
Most people spend their holidays in Piazza di Spagna visiting the huge amount of tourist attractions and sites dating from the Roman Empire to the present. However, if you would like to keep your fitness up, there are outdoors activities available. One of the more popular ones, combining exercise with sightseeing, is to take a cycling tour of certain parts of the city. If you are a golfer, then there are courses in Rome where you can rent clubs and take a swing. Other activities include swimming, running and any number of gym-based sports.
Rome has such an amazing number of places to visit, that it is entirely possible that two weeks will simply not be enough to see them all! The Colosseum should be number one on anybody’s list of places to visit whilst in Rome. This magnificent structure has not only withstood the test of time (nearly two thousand years), but still to this day is a dominating feature of the city. Other Roman places of antiquity to visit include the Pantheon and the Imperial Forum. Whether you are religious or not, a day trip to the Vatican should also be planned. This complex is actually a state in its own right, and within are works of art and sculpture without comparison, including the awesome Sistine Chapel.
Rome’s relatively mild climate means that a holiday can be taken here at any time of year. That said, there are some months that are better than others for holidays in Piazza di Spagna. The Romans themselves believe that the spring and autumn months are the best time to visit the city. The summer average in terms of temperature is well above the mid-twenties degrees Celsius, whilst during the winter, the average temperature is an acceptable 11 degrees. Of course, like everywhere else in the world, the weather has become slightly unpredictable over recent years!
The most convenient airport for your holidays in Piazza di Spagna will be Rome Fiumicino (FCO). There are a number of airlines that fly here and these include Alitalia, British Airways, easyJet, BMI, Ryanair and Aer Lingus. These depart from airports such as Dublin (DUB), London Heathrow (LHR), Bristol (BRS), East Midlands (EMA), Glasgow (GLA) and Edinburgh (EDI).