This week the newly restored Spanish Steps will be unveiled to the citizens and tourists of Rome following a major cleaning project.
The Spanish Steps will be the second landmark to undergo restoration works, after a €20m project was undertaken to revamp the coliseum, in order to give a new lease of life to the famous historic landmark. The major cleaning works have been sponsored by Italian fashion icons Bulgari and Tod’s and have sought to combat the result of traffic pollution and wear and tear that the landmarks have experienced over the years.
Following a €1.5M donation by Bulgari, the Spanish Steps have been cleaned and restored, cracked paving stones have been replaced and unsightly stains removed. The steps were built between 1723 and 1726 and have been brought back to their original condition thanks to the intensive project.
Tourists can enjoy the delights of the city thanks to Attraction Tickets Direct’s new Best of Rome tour. The ticket also includes a visit to the Vatican, amongst other historic and fascinating landmarks across Rome.
Visitors can experience the classical design of the Spanish Steps by saying a stone’s throw away at Portrait Roma, offering a unique style of bespoke hospitality with 14 suites and studios. A dedicated Lifestyle Team offer unrivalled concierge services to arrange every aspect of a guest’s stay. Rooms are available from €400 per night, based on two adults sharing a Deluxe Studio on a B&B basis.
Guests to the city can also consider a stay at boutique hotel Palazzo Manfredi, where they can wake up overlooking the stunning Colosseum. Guests can stay in Roman luxury in one of the 15 individually designed rooms and dine at Michelin-star terrace restaurant Aroma, which offers 360 degree views over the city’s landmarks. Rooms begin at €320 per night, based on two adults sharing a Prestige room on a room-only basis.