The interior is only open (sometimes) on Sunday. The exterior is not much, just a large piazza with a statue. It does have a great view of the dome of Saint Peters Basilica.
The rooms I saw were beautifully decorated and very well explained by the placards. (Hint: The English is on the backside of the Italian placards) But the palace is seldom open, and the lines to get inside can get frustrating because you'll be ushered from one line to another, seemingly endlessly. It took me about 25 minutes to actually start... More
Signed up with Grand Tours of Rome for a Sunday morning (only day you can get in) tour. Several of us tourists who had paid arrived and met the guide. When tried to take us in, the guards said the President was receiving guests this AM so no visitors. Will try to recoup money. Any time the Palace is in... More
Went by the Palace this Sunday morning expecting to be able to tour inside and see the gardens. There were no people in line to get inside (no queues) and we were turned away at the entrance - told there were no tours and we could not go inside. Not sure if it was because or some special event or... More
The Quirinal Palace is the official residence of the President of the Italian Republic. It is open on Sundays (unfortunately, we weren't there to see inside, that'll be for a future trip back to Rome!) -but every day at 4pm you can see the changing of the Guard. In the square, you can see the Monte Cavallo Fountain, with its... More
No major attractions in the building than a monument located across the Palazzo and the small Assamblea building
Only open on a Sunday morning, we were still surprised by the queue to get in! They let people in in batches to ease conjestion. Really interesting, some beautiful rooms, some bizarre. No guide, but guidebook available with some fabulous photos. We thoroughly enjoyed it, including meeting the 7ft Presidential Guard on the way out!
A featured exhibition of the paintings of Tizian, one of the 4 greatest painters of that period (Rafael, Carvaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Tizian) Paintings were surprisingly well preserved, and one marvels at the ability to paint humans with such accuracy and expressionism . Highly recommended.
Thank you to other reviewers who noted that the palace is available to tour on Sunday mornings--we never knew that tours were available. Having admired this vast complex only from the outside, we can still easily recommend the walk up the Quirinal Hill to take it all in. The view from the piazza clear across so many rooftops right out... More
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