Vatican to Spanish Steps ?

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#1
Toronto, Canada
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We are doing this port on our own and I thought we would get off at St. Pietro station and walk to the Vatican . However after our visit how do I get from Vatican to the Spanish Steps ?

Which is faster the bus or subway ? Details on how to get there would be appreciated.
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You can do a very nice leisurely walk. You will pass Piazza Navona and the Pantheon, before coming to the Trevi Fountain. I can supply a map and instructions if you drop your email.
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Sorry to hijack the thread, but Andym - I would love to see those directions/map. Can you send them to me at [email protected]?

Thanks!
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Check out this web site for lots of good info on Rome.

http://europeforvisitors.com/rome/

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Could you send me the directions and map. My email is [email protected]. Thanks!
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Originally posted by envy4u
We are doing this port on our own and I thought we would get off at St. Pietro station and walk to the Vatican . However after our visit how do I get from Vatican to the Spanish Steps ?

Which is faster the bus or subway ? Details on how to get there would be appreciated.
Here is a website with some maps of Rome

http://www.holidayinrome.com/map.html

http://www.holidayinrome.com/map/iso_map.html

If this is your first time to Rome, and if you just have a day, I would suggest taxis to save time.....will cost more, but they will give you more time.

To all that are going to Rome, beware of pickpockets...especially on buses and the Metro.......

Here is a good ongoing thread about that subject

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=367251
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#13
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Could I get my question answered ....Thanks

How long is the walk ?

What is the best way to get there by public transportation ?
#14
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The subway (Ottaviano San Pietro to Spagna) is probably quicker than a bus. I think the thread got sidetracked because the walk is approx. 2 miles and 'wandering' in Rome is a great experience

Another site I used last year for obtaining info on doing the ports on our own was www.tripadvisor.com - http://rome-hotels.tripadvisor.com/S...ome_Lazio.html
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When we were in Rome in 2003, my sister and I walked from the Vatican to the Spanish Steps and it took us probably around 30-45 minutes. We walked along the river and then crossed a bridge and walked straight up the street to the Spanish Steps. Sorry can't remember the names of the streets or the bridge but any good map will show you the way. It was a nice walk though. We then walked over to the Trevi Fountain which was very close by. This surprised us as we turned a corner and there it was!

We walked all over that day. We opted to not go inside the Vatican nor did we traipse over to the Coliseum. We just hit some other highlights(Trajan Market, Emanuelle Monument, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona) and had a wonderful day walking through Rome. Even had time for a nice lunch outside near the Pantheon.
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envy4u
It is about a 30-40 minute comfortable walk to the Spanish Steps from the Vatican. Cross the bridge at Castel Sant Angelo and turn left along the Tiber until you reach Via m. te Brianco. Turn right there and follow this street all the way to the Spanish steps. It is level walking all the way.The street changes names a few times along the way becoming Via Candotti at the Spanish Steps end. Via Candotti has several high end fashion shops on it and around it are several good restaurants which were suprisingly reasonable and quite good.
Hope that helps,
Cheers,
Andy
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I was in Rome three weeks ago and walked from the Vatican to the Spanish Steps. It is a lovely walk but please make sure you have a map in one hand and a bottle of water in the other. Don't rush as there are plenty of interesting shops along the way. Comfortable shoes are a must.