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eat a gelato on the Spanish Steps in Rome


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Stephanietrying to have my own Roman Holiday

actually i ate gelato and then visited the steps, but let’s not get too technical shall we, haha. it was still an amazing experience. maybe next time i’ll be able to eat gelato on the actual spanish steps. 6 years ago


I did so with students on a school trip about 5 years ago. It was a hoot :) 6 years ago

TheSwissFoxYou gotta eat it fast...

Be prepared to scoff it down as the resident carabineri will make sure NOBODY eats on those steps! A real pity – couldn’t imagine a much nicer spot in Rome to eat gelati! Go for it – maybe the will get used to it! 7 years ago

klyh711Suggesting Gelato flavour?

I am haunted for the Scene in “Rome Holiday” ever since I was little. However I would like try some “real Italian” gelato flavour once I get to the Spanish Step. Anyone has good suggestion? 8 years ago


even for an Italian girl like me i’s always a thrill to be up there, eat fabulous gelato and do some wonderful people-watching :D 8 years ago


I felt very fabulous and Italian. The only requirement is to make sure you wear cute shoes :-) 8 years ago


The beautiful view on the steps while I ate my banana gelato! 9 years ago


reenact “Roman Holiday” 9 years ago

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