Attractions in the historical center of Rome
Located in the center of Rome, near the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, and Via Condotti, Residenza Frattina is the reference point for exploring the main tourist attractions of the city. Our telephone assistance service is available 24 hours a day to assist you in planning your trip to Rome, organizing tours and excursions and giving you suggestions on what to do during your stay.
This lively and trendy street is one of Rome’s most representative, exclusive and expensive shopping streets, home to internationally renowned fashion houses such as Gucci, Prada, Ferragamo, Bulgari, Louis Vuitton, Dior and more. Even if you’re just window shopping, the people watching are some of the best in Italy.
Piazza di Spagna
Known to locals as ‘the Spanish Steps’, the Spanish Steps are one of the most iconic attractions in all of Rome. Rising regally from Piazza di Spagna, the staircase is distinguished by the azaleas in bloom especially from mid-April to mid-May. Curiously, the staircase was built with French funds in 1723 but was given the name we all know today to celebrate a diplomatic visit from the King of Spain.
Fontana di Trevi
With an impressive sculpture of Oceanus towering over its rushing waters and the grand Palazzo Poli looming in the background, this majestic fountain is one of the most stunning and famous in a city known for its impressive fountains. Very important: if you find yourself with your back to the fountain and throw a coin with your right hand over your left shoulder, you will guarantee yourself a return trip to Rome. Two coins, on the other hand, will make you fall in love while three mean that you will return to Rome, fall in love and get married.
An awe-inspiring legacy of the Ancient Romans’ incredible architectural skills, this gigantic open-air arena, also known as the Flavian Amphitheater, was the site of the bloodiest events and battles of the ancient gladiators, which began in 82 AD. A huge audience numbering up to 50,000 watched the various shows of these warriors fighting each other – or sometimes against a frightening beast – to the death. Built of concrete and sand, it is the largest amphitheater ever built and is considered one of the greatest feats of engineering in human history.