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Quirinale Palace (Palazzo del Quirinale)

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Address: Piazza del Quirinale | ingresso per i visitatori: da Porta Quirinale, Via del Quirinale, all'altezza di Via della Consulta,, 00187 Rome, Italy
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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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Calm spot to relax and enjoy the view

Awesome Piazza del Quirinale hosts The Quirinal Palace, historic building in Rome, Italy, one of the three current official residences of the President of the Italian Republic... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 16, 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

Awesome Piazza del Quirinale hosts The Quirinal Palace, historic building in Rome, Italy, one of the three current official residences of the President of the Italian Republic, together with Villa Rosebery in Naples and tenuta di Castelporziano. Great thing about it is that it is located on the Quirinal Hill, the highest of the seven hills of Rome. So that's... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Didn't have time to visit the palace but the square is impressive yet another obelisk and view back across Rome. Saw the changing of the guard sad inditement of the times they are guarded by armed police. If you near the Trevi fountain pop along.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

We were only able to get the 1.5 hour tour -- the longer tour was not available. However, we booked 2 days in advance, so not surprising. Yes, the tour is in English and we didn't understand any of it but the rooms were really interesting to look at. It's a little weird; you go to one office to get... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Was impressed by other reviewers who recommended this tour even though we speak no Italian. One of the guides however spoke English and came with us to give us an overview of all that we were seeing and also provided an English audio guide to the film. I cannot think of a better use of my E1.5 to see the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

You must pre book on line to tour the Quirinale Palace. There is an excellent 2 1/2 hour tour and although it is only in Italian it is well worth the visit. You see reception rooms, ballrooms, library, gardens, coach room, arms, dishes and more. One suggestion might be to leave during the last 1/2 hour when the guides change... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Quirinale is a must see to understand modern Italy created at the end of 19-th century.The lesson about volunteering at the beginning of the tour is what we need today when the future do not look bright. Re-creating the future looking with respect to the past.Wonderful experience but in Italian. Check for another language.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

You are bound to pass this building when exploring Roma on foot. Impressive and guarded, it homes the Italian President. If you visit on a Sunday, try to view the changing of the guards ceremony. Next time I will book a tour to view the (apparent) magnificent interior.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016 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 bubbles 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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