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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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the current official residence of the President of the Italian Republic

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
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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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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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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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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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