Government Buildings in Rome

Government Buildings in Rome, Italy

Government Buildings in Rome

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  • VoyagerAimerSourire
    Princeton, NJ647 contributions
    We would have never guessed after signing up for the (very few) slots available for external visitors that the Quirinale Palace would be so large and with richly-adorned rooms reflecting each century in its history. We have been to the major royal palaces in Europe but the Quirinale is special as it is still in full use as the seat of the Italian presidency so all rooms must be kept ready for daily use, which makes it less a museum visit and more of a peek into a grandiose home still in use. Very important: this is a national treasure for Italians and the home of their president, so the tour is free and open to all who can sign up before slots run out, but also all tour commentary is in Italian, made by volunteers who love this building and its history. If you do not speak Italian you will miss out on the highly-entertaning and even dramatic history of the Quirinale from the papacy to Napoleon then the Italian royal family and now the Italian republic, but the visually stunning palace will need no translation. Security is tight so do not stray away from your group.
    Written July 21, 2022
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom6,620 contributions
    If you are going just on sheer scale alone, Italy’s Supreme Court is one of the most impressive buildings in Rome. It’s absolutely huge. However opinions on the building are divided. It’s a mixed bag of Renaissance and Baroque architecture, and completely covered in travertine limestone with OTT decoration. Its extravagance, its over-sized dimensions and ostentatious decoration caused locals to nickname it Palazzaccio (the Bad Palace).
    The Palazzo was built between 1888 and 1910 following the proclamation of Rome as the capital of a newly unified Italy.
    The best way to get the full effect is to approach using the bridge, Ponte Umberto I. As you cross the Tiber Rover, it will hit you in the face.
    Perhaps the best feature is the large bronze quadriga chariot sitting at the very top of the building. The four bronze horses are rearing up, with their front legs in mid-air and the winged figure of Justice stands in the chariot.
    For most people the Supreme Court probably just a quick stop if near Castel Saint Angelo or on the way to the Vatican. However I’d recommend taking a couple more minutes and going around the back to Piazza Cavour, a nice grassy piazza where you can also see the building’s back facade and a monument to Camillo Cavour, Italy’s first Prime Minister.
    Written July 2, 2022
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  • Noraatc
    Sudbury, MA30,503 contributions
    Imposing facade is the most remarkable part of the Palazzo di Montecitorio, the seat of the Chamber of Deputies. The building was not the luckiest one and has undergone multiple renovations. Unfortunately, the original design by Bernini had never been implemented and the building was later completed by Carlo Fontana. It was completely rebuilt in Art Nouveau style at the end of the 19th century, but luckily the Fontana’s facade remained unchanged.

    Written October 29, 2020
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  • nellielim
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,110 contributions
    The Palazzo Chigi is the official residence of the Prime Minister of Italy. Located in Piazza Colonna on Via del Corso, the palace overlooks the Column of Marcus Aurelus as well as the fountain in the square. .
    Written December 24, 2018
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  • dapper777
    Monaco32,183 contributions
    Palazzo Firenze was the seat of the embassy to the Papal Kingdom of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, from which it took its name.
    The palace was built in the period between 1500 and 1600 and was also the seat of the Medicis family in Rome.
    Now it is the seat of the "Dante Alighieri", the Institute of the Italian Language.
    The Florence Palace is located in the square of the same name.
    It has a beautiful entrance courtyard adorned with a beautiful colonnade with Ionic capitals. The interiors of the palace are full of truly beautiful and interesting mythological frescoes.
    In the past the FAI (Organization for the protection of the Italian artistic and natural heritage) has organized guided tours of the Palace.
    The best way to visit it is to try to contact FAI on their website or call the Dante Alighieri Society.
    Written September 5, 2020
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