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Quirinale Palace (Palazzo del Quirinale)

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Address: Piazza del Quirinale, Rome, Italy
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Description: This palace was built by Gregory XIII in 1574 as a summer residence, which...
This palace was built by Gregory XIII in 1574 as a summer residence, which serves today as the residence of Italy's president.
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It is more about your visit to Piazza del Quirinale

As you can see from the vast majority of the reviews, the entry shall read, 'Piazza del Quirinale' (the square) and not Palazzo del Quirinale (the palace), for most of the people... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

As you can see from the vast majority of the reviews, the entry shall read, 'Piazza del Quirinale' (the square) and not Palazzo del Quirinale (the palace), for most of the people visiting Rome and Romans alike don't get to tour the inside of the Palazzo (now the official residence of the President of the Italian Republic, as it has... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

As we walked the steps up to the plaza we were thinking, "nope, I don't think so". Correct. We did see men in uniforms with weapons for no visible reason and a huge open space with a few really beautiful statues. Lucky us!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

On our way to visit the Matisse exhibition in the building on the other of the square, we passed in front of the Quirinal Palace. We saw police security and learnt it was the presidential palace. Without the police, we would not have found anything specially interesting from outside in this building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The Quirinal Palace (known in Italian as the Palazzo del Quirinale or simply Quirinale) is a historic building in Rome, Italy, the current official residence of the President of the Italian Republic. It is located on the Quirinal Hill, the highest of the seven hills of Rome. It has housed thirty Popes, four Kings of Italy and twelve presidents of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

We love Rome and after five lengthy stays always find new treasures. This is the counter part to our White House and only open to the public on Sunday's. Amazing place and magnificent art. Put it on your list.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Not surprisingly because it is the office and residence of the President of Italy, it is not the easiest place to visit because it is only open for tourists on Sundays (apart from public holidays) from 8.30 to 12. Entrance costs only €5 and is free if your are under 18 or over 65. Inevitably, as we found out, there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Because the Palazzo is the official home of the President of Italy, it is only open to the public on specified Sunday mornings. I arrived 15 mins. before opening and a line had already formed. The cost is 5 Euros. No photography is allowed; however, a lavishly illustrated book in English or Italian is available for 15 Euros. Information cards... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Last week I got a tour of this political building and was blown away by the history, architecture, and beauty inside of the walls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It has a lot to offer to locals,as it is a historic landmark of modern Italy.To me,it was a terrace with great morning view of a great city,such as Rome!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Palazzo del Quirinale is the equivalent of the White House. It is the place where the Italian President resides. Visit if you happen to be near the Trevi area as it is close by.

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