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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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This is another Rome must

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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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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Kunshan, China
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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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Thessaloniki, Greece
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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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Malta
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Of interest is the walk there on the way to from Trevi fountain, or thru the tunnel. An ancient Roman hill mainly with public buildings of government. Impressive guards uniforms at the presidential palace.

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

An majestic pld building housing nowadays the italian president.Situated on Qurinale hill,one of the seven hills of Rome.In front of the building can be admired the obelisk and Fountain of Castor and Pollux. An interesting thing to see is the guard changing,in front of the palace.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I only visited the square, which has a beautiful giant sculpture and obelisk that is located outside the palazzo. I did go at sunset and found a little spot that offers up a view of the city, and a tiny Vaticano in the background. That was a pleasant surprise. It's very quiet here as well so you won't find a... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The palace only opens on a sunday morning between 8.30 - 12.00. We arrived bang on 8.30 and there was a sizeable queue. By the time we had got through the gate, then security check and more queuing it was 9.20. I would get there at 8am and only wait half an hour. Once in the palace it is a... More 

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A non-stop photo and souvenir opportunity, Trevi is all about action. From early morning through the wee hours, the piazza surrounding Trevi Fountain hosts a never-ending flow of tourists hoping to make a wish or take a selfie. Clever restaurants, charming gelaterias, uncanny bars, kitsch shops, and a range of hotels make up the local landscape. Beneath the bustle are the remains of an ancient neighborhood that you can visit by heading over to a repertoire cinema and asking for a peek underground. There is something for everyone, but if peace and quiet are what you seek, plan to visit in the early morning hours.