Quirinale Palace (Palazzo del Quirinale), Rome

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Government Building · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
Quirinale Palace (Palazzo del Quirinale) is the official residence of the president of the Italian Republic. In the plaza, relax around Monte Cavallo Fountain, with its two statues of the giants Castor and Pollux. Inside the palace (during the rare times when it's open), take a self-guided tour through some lovely decorated rooms. Catch the changing of the guard if your schedule allows. In the monumental staircase hall, spot a fresco by Melozzo da Forli. From the garden, take advantage of the view of Rome from the hilltop vantage point. Plan to see Quirinale Palace (Palazzo del Quirinale) and other attractions that appeal to you using our Rome trip website.
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  • One of the most underrated places in Rome is Palazzo Quirinale, the former palace of the popes, the former Royal Palace, and the current Presidendial Palace. Since it is a working palace, tours have.....  more »
  • This plaza has a splendid view of the city. In the center of the plaza, stand the horses of Castor and Pollux. Also, this plaza houses the Presidential Palace which used to be the summer residence.....  more »
  • So quiet ! Sun illuminated ! Large piazza in front of !
  • The Quirinal Palace (known in Italian as the Palazzo del Quirinale or simply Quirinale) is a historic building in Rome, Italy, one of the three current official residences of the President of the Italian Republic, together with Villa Rosebery in Naples and Tenuta di Castelporziano in Rome. It is located on the Quirinal Hill, the highest of the seven hills of Rome in an area colloquially called Monte Cavallo. It has housed thirty Popes, four Kings of Italy and twelve presidents of the Italian Republic. The Quirinal Palace was selected by Napoleon to be his residence par excellence as Emperor. However his permanence never took place because of the French defeat in 1814 and the subsequent European Restoration. The palace extends for an area of 110,500 square metres and is the ninth-largest palace in the world in terms of area.
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