An interactive map of Rome in Italy. You can use the drop-down near the top right of this Rome map to select a Rome street / road map view, a terrain view, satellite view or a hybrid with the road map overlaid on satellite view of Rome. Controls on the left of the Rome Google map allow you to zoom in and out as you explore the area.
Pins on the map indicate the full-screen virtual tour, 360° panoramas that have been taken in various locations in and around Rome. Clicking on the map pin will load the virtual tour selected in the area above the map of Rome. These virtual tours show some of the sights, attractions and other places of interest around Rome. Where available, there are also virtual tours of some of the Rome hotels, restaurants, museums etc.
Add Your Virtual Tours to the Rome MapThe 360° virtual tours shown on this Rome map are contributed by various photographers. If you would like to add your own virtual tours to this map then please see the FAQ and the For Photographers pages. Our hosting services are free for non-commercial locations. Commercial locations such as hotels, attractions and restaurants etc should refer to our virtual tour hosting pages for further information and costs.
Embed this Rome Map on Your SiteAdding this Rome map to your own site / blog is a fantastic way of providing interactive and immersive content for your visitors. The various options for embedding both individual virtual tour panoramas or entire 'Regional Tours' (showing both the interactive Rome map and panoramas) can be found on the embed a tour page.
Spanish Steps - Description
The Spanish Steps in Rome are known in Italian as the 'Scalinata della Trinità dei Monti'. They lead from the Piazza di Spagna up to Trinita dei Monti church, and are a popular tourist attraction in the city. The Spanish Steps were built between 1723-1725 with funds given by French diplomat Étienne Gueffier, and linked the Bourbon Spanish Embassy to the Holy See with the church above.
Though funded by the French, the steps came to be known as the Spanish Steps as they ran from the Pizza di Sapgna (Square of Spain), and are reported to be the the longest and widest staircase in Europe.
Today, the Spanish Steps are very popular with tourists, though sitting on the steps to eat food is forbidden. At Christmas time a 19th-century crib is displayed on the first landing of the steps and in May parts of the steps are covered with potted azaleas. In 2007, a 24-year-old drunk Colombian man drove a Toyota Celica down the Spanish Steps, damaging a few of them.
Piazza di Spagna and the Spanish Steps are at the southern end of Via del Bbuino, one of the three 'trident' roads of Rome which starts at the Piazza del Popolo, next to the church of Santa Maria di Montesanto to the north.