Scuderie del Quirinale

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The building covers approximately 3000 square meters, over several floors. Wide-open spaces on the second and third floors house the exhibitions. A cafeteria is situated on the mezzanine level and a bookstore, a giftshop and special areas dedicated to exhibition-related initiatives are all on the ground floor.
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Neighborhood: Trevi
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.
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  • Barberini - Fontana di Trevi • 8 min walk
  • Cavour • 10 min walk
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VoyagerAimerSourire
Princeton, NJ647 contributions
This building used to be the stables of the Quirinale Palace so get ready for the extra-wide steps as you go from one floor to the next, they are on purpose that wide for horses to comfortably step on. We visited when the Superbarocco expo was going on, for the first time bringing together painting, sculpture and decoration from the golden baroque era of Genoa. Beautiful! The Scuderie is not a permanent museum so actually there are far less crowds than say at the Museo Capitolino or the Galleria Borghese, yet the staff manage to organize blockbuster expos which change twice a year. Also, even with a large expo, the smaller size of the building makes it an easy visit (and you could always rest a bit at the ice cream bar in the second floor!).
Written July 21, 2022
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KatrinaMolini
Corciano, Italy7,469 contributions
Couples
First of all, the exhibition was excellent! It was extended during the pandemic and we were happy we went to see it. It was arranged for the 500th anniversary of Raffaello’s death and was organized in backwards (time-wise). More than 200 masterpieces, including paintings, drawings and more were presented. It was an event not to miss!
Unfortunately I have to agree with the previous two reviews about the terrible organization of the establishment. They sold way too many tickets in super tight time slots and everyone were rushed and anxious and I, myself, had an uneasy feeling of choosing the artworks I want to pay most attention to, in case it was time to move to the next room. We also saw other museums during this complicated times and this was organized the worst. The staff was always polite though and we didn’t have other issues. The artworks could make it up for the rest in our case.
Written October 18, 2020
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TandemSpirits
Foligno, Italy512 contributions
We have seen a number of exhibitions at the Scuderie del Quirinale. This time around it was the Pompeii e Santorini presentation. We had a guided tour by an archeologist who was very knowledgeable and provided us with an excellent perspective of the past. We recently visited Pompeii (in November) and this was a real treat to see more frescoes. The Scuderie itself is a wonderful venue and is strategically located a 10 minute walk to the Trevi Fountain and other attractions.
Written December 30, 2019
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discerning_voyages
Hong Kong, China26 contributions
Every other museum in Rome has managed to handle the coronavirus pandemic situation well; a museum visit seemed pretty normal at the Vatican, the Borghese, Colonna Palace, etc. Wear your mask, be considerate of the others and enjoy the museum.

Attending the Raphael exhibition at the Scuderie del Quirinale was just absolutely awful - they bunch you up into timed groups, assign a [prison!] officer to accompany your group, and you are allowed precisely 5 minutes per room of the exhibition. Every 5 minutes a "ding dong" doorbell sound rings on the tannoy and the prison officer gives you your marching orders to the next room, where your next 5 minutes of rushed picture viewing ensues.

Unfortunately all the scholarship that goes into making an exhibition like this (all the information, reading, context etc) is wasted as there just isn't time to read things nor really appreciate the main attraction which is the artworks. Instead you're left anxious about the clock, awaiting your marching orders and unable to enjoy the exhibition and the work of the curators.

When I tried to take a photo of the painting at the beginning of the exhibition on the way out (the exit passes the entrance) I was very rudely told I have to leave immediately by an officious woman, who was almost pushing my down the stairs. So utterly rude but mostly just unnecessary, there was plenty of space around and by being so pushy she actually just broke social distancing herself. There was enough room and space to let the exhibition flow in a normal manner and the attempt at small groupings still resulted in choke points and gatherings where social distancing didn't occur so it seems all so pointless.

Instead of bunching people up into 15 minute groups, it would have been better to just have a freeflow of people with 5 minute slots and let people see the exhibition properly at their own pace.

Indeed, the whole attempt to try to control crowds by operating in this group / prison guard manner just made the whole experience awful, I do not recommend and it would've been better if they just cancelled the exhibition completely.

I'm sorry for the curator about this situation, but the museum management is to blame for their approach to this. They should go and visit the other museums of Rome which have handled things much better.
Written August 14, 2020
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PouletteParis
Vilnius, Lithuania182 contributions
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Knowing the Raphael exhibition was supposed to be exceptional, I was looking forward to the visit—even in the COVID conditions. In fact, visiting the Vatican museums with a timed ticket was an utter delight. I loaded the app advertised at the entrance, ready to appreciate the audio-guided tour of the master’s works.
Instead, what followed was a lost opportunity and a pitiful farce that resembled a prison-march led by an angry pitbull who lost no opportunity to make the experience as regrettable as possible.

Rather than simply explain the imposed rules of 5 minutes per room with your timed entry cohort, the nurse Ratchett of museum guards snarled the rules and added: “and anyways, you should have seen it written when you bought the tickets.” The time is insufficient to listen to the app, which would have been nice to know before one started to listen. There was not enough time in each room to even rapidly read the legends by each work. The guard clearly viewed visitors as nuisances and snarled when faced with a visitor wanting to view a covered work (obviously the work is meant to be seen if included in the exhibition—even if briefly: instead, the guard stood in front of it, blocking the way, saying it shouldn’t be uncovered and then complained and bunched up the curtain, covering part of the image with their hand): what a difference it would have made to have invested a bit in the minimum of mcustomer service or perhaps trained the prison guards a bit about the artist or to have the opportunity to make tour guides available. It was not a language issue, the visitors were speaking Italian.

I have been to more museums than I can count, have been a member at a few, and appreciate the work that curators put into organizing such events. And surely everyone understands the extraordinary circumstances. But I have literally never had a more miserable and disagreeable experience in a museum. Under other circumstances and with better staff experience, I would have bought the catalogue or felt moved to make a donation to offset the lack of visitors, but I left frustrated and disgusted. What an enormous pity for such an amazing and well-curated expo. 5 stars for the art, 0 for the truly exceptionally poor staff experience.
Written August 8, 2020
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KXLingle
Sioux Falls, SD92 contributions
Every time I've gone to Rome I've gone to the Scuderie. I have never been disappointed. In fact, I've been disappointed on multiple occasions when I have not been able to get to Rome to experience one of their excellent exhibitions.
In any event, the current Pompeii and Santorini is extremely well done and successfully blends modern art with artifacts/casts from the two ancient cities. It is mind boggling to look at the minute artifacts from Pompeii, including gold chain and pigments that were intended for fresco painting. The frescoes that are presented are of the utmost quality and are displayed in a fashion that allows you to consider them intimately. There are a couple plaster casts from the voids left by human remains in the ash; these are always heartbreaking to see, but are presented respectfully.
On each occasion that I have visited the Scuderie (Vermeer, Corregio/Parmigianino, and this current exhibition), I have never felt hurried or jostled as one sometimes can in the Vatican Museums or even areas of the Capitoline. Moreover, the staff are extremely friendly.
Written November 19, 2019
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David T
Stroud, UK118 contributions
Couples
Pompei and Santorini: On a wet afternoon in November, we were almost the only visitors to this fascinating and wonderfully curated exhibition. Absolutely enthralling from beginning to end and all in an imposing and spacious setting with helpful staff. One of few museums to offer a reduced rate for over 65s and, even better, only €8 euros if you go at lunch time during the week. Audio guides are included in the entrance price and there is also a large bookshop and a cafeteria nicely placed in mid visit. Not to be missed!
Written November 14, 2019
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SNCFVoyager
Falls Church, VA59 contributions
Couples
Visited the exhibition on the volcanic eruptions of Pompeii and Santorini. Well curated with a fine collection of articles from both sites. Audio guides in many languages are included in the admission fee. The venue was once a stable but now contains galleries on two levels. The gem of a visit occurs when you finish on the second floor. The glass elevator lobby offers a panoramic view of Rome looking to the north over the rooftops.
Written October 19, 2019
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obaobabruno
Capestrano, Italy43 contributions
Couples
I was here to visit the Picasso exhibition in December 2017. The palace is suitable for this kind of exhibitions and the spiral staircases (built for horses, "scuderie" means stables) are beautiful.
In front of the building you can admire the "Quirinale", that is the Palace of the President of the Republic, where every 4th Sunday takes place the "rotation of the presidential guard" done by the Italian Carabinieri, Navy, Financial Guard, Air Force and Army.
Written December 20, 2017
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Jolana H
Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic217 contributions
Solo
During the day it´s almost impossible to get inside. There are huge queues, but if you come few minutes before closing time, you can quietly buy tickets for next day. (with 2 Euros tax). So it´s not double win, but it´s much better than dying on the sun during the day. Except this, the museum is awesome, nice building, great exhibitions and cute shop with souvenirs. (No photos allowed, at least at Frida Kahlo exhibition)
Written September 16, 2014
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Scuderie del Quirinale is open:
  • Sun - Thu 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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