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Quirinale Palace (Palazzo del Quirinale)

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Address: Piazza del Quirinale, Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 0646991
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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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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Beautiful Palace with great history

the palace was 4 mins away from our hotel so we decided to visit it. we arrived at 12 but booked for the short tour which started at 13h50. the tour was for only 1.5 euros over... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the palace was 4 mins away from our hotel so we decided to visit it. we arrived at 12 but booked for the short tour which started at 13h50. the tour was for only 1.5 euros over 1h30 in italian but its absolutely worth it even if you dont speak italian. the paintings, the ceilings, the ornate were fantastic. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quirinale Palace is one of the most fascinating buildings I had a chance to visit. To see official guardians and their dresses something to see. Most important is amazing fresco work in each hall as well huge garden.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

The building is oppressive appearing on the outside -- fronted by a large paved area and well-guarded by folks with submachine guns. But when you take the tour of the interior (in Italian) you find beautiful gardens, sumptuous rooms and a fascinating history. Even if you don't speak Italian, you can understand the beauty of the place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We happened to be walking by when we saw people gathering outside the palace, and were pleasantly surprised that we had reached just at the start of the changing of guards ceremony. It was very interesting to watch, so if you're in Rome on Sunday, it would be a good idea to catch this!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We happened to be in Rome for their Independence day on June 2. This is the one day of the year that the gardens are open and free to the public. Be prepared for a long line, but once inside you can stroll around the grounds leisurely. See the tall and handsome royal guards on horseback and standing throughout the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

A sixteenth century building was the summer residence of the popes and after the Unification it became the royal palace. Nowadays, it is the official residence of the President of the Italian Republic. The whole complex covers an area of more than a hundred thousand square meters and it is one of the largest palace in the world.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

We had booked our tour to the Quirinale Palace three months before visiting it and we were not disappointed. There is so much to see and all was well explained in Italian (if you do not speak Italian you are given an audio guide). It was a very well-organised tour given by an experienced and knowledgeable guide. The only down... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

We were wandering this part of Rome and stumbled across this opulent building. Our guidebook stated it was Quirinale Palace. We walked around two sides of the building and couldn't find access in, other than an area that was heavily guarded and uninviting. The palace has been turned into where the Italian government sits, so perhaps for that reason we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

I took the one hour and twenty minutes tour of the palace with an official guide. It was well worth the visit. The huge rooms are luxuriously decorated and a sight to see. Some of these rooms have exquisite furniture and are still in use today for state functions. The gardens are of an extraordinary "bellezza". Go and visit Palazzo... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit! Don't be confused with "walking past this", I am referring to going inside and being guided around by some very smart and friendly palace personnel. Be warned, the tour is only in Italian so as English only speakers we couldn't follow what was being said but that did not detract at all from our enjoyment. Spectacular... More 

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