Piazza di Spagna The Spanish Steps (the former site of the Spanish ambassador's residence) is the most elegant area of the historical centre of Rome and since the 17th century has been the most important meeting place for visitors.This part of the historical center offers the best combination of visitors favored activities: sightseeing and shopping. On one hand, by simply strolling around this strategic location the guests will be able to visit the Trevi fountain, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, Campo de’ Fiori, Piazza del Popolo; the Coliseum, Vatican City and many other extraordinary sites are all within walking distance or can easily be reached by public transports. On the other hand, you will find yourself in the heart of the city shopping district, next to Via Condotti and Via del Corso, where all the major houses of fashion have their ateliers. Walking down Via Frattina is a real feast for your eyes: From Tiffany to Versace, the glamorous shop windows display everything your heart desires.This is Rome at its most upscale. With plenty of outdoor bars, trendy cafés and hundreds of restaurants, if you stay in this area you will be assured easy access to this fantastic city and its treasures.