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“If you happen to be in the area - go”

Quirinale Palace (Palazzo del Quirinale)
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Owner description: 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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“If you happen to be in the area - go”
Reviewed February 16, 2012

We happened to walk past the Palace when the changing of the guard was about to happen. We really enjoyed it and would definitely recommend if you are in the area at the time. It was my elementary schooler's favorite part of the day - what a fun surprise for us. It was a great way to see the Italian military and the palace at the same time.

Visited February 2012
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“Visit only early Sundays”
Reviewed January 15, 2012

It is worth visiting but everything is presented only by Italian language. The garden is visited only in summer starting June and not earlier. Medium impression.

Visited January 2012
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“Beautiful palace”
Reviewed January 9, 2012

This palace is the home of the Italian president. It was originally built for Pope Gregory in 1583. It is rarely open to the public. We have been inside twice before, but only in rooms at the front of the palace which housed special exhibits. This time many of the rooms in the palace were open to celebrate Italian unity. The rooms are spectacular and we were very fortunate to have had this expeience.

Visited January 2012
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“Great changing of the guard ceremony”
Reviewed September 18, 2011

Unfortunately we didn't realise until too late that you can visit inside on Sunday mornings for a small fee of €5.  It's such a pretty palace and the glances you can get of the inside, when standing outside I would highly recommend you doing this if possible.
We did however catch the changing of the guard, which was a fantastic ceremony!  They start the build up about 30-45 mins before and rope off the area.  It's not really busy, so you don't need to turn up much in advance.  Just 5 mins will be sufficient to ensure you get a good viewpoint.
I would highly recommend checking the times for this parade.  A previous reviewer has mentioned it started at 3 and I've even seen someone mention 4.15.  When we were there it started at 6! There are different times depending on the day and the month and if it's a holiday, so definitely check before!  

Visited September 2011
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“Former palace of the Popes and King of Italy”
Reviewed June 17, 2010

5Euros entrance fee, Sunday morning only - get there early or you'll miss it. The line up here is equal to the Vatican Museum for a good reason - the halls are spectacular with original furniture, rugs, and vases in place. Most notable are the Hallway of Mirrors and the Pauline Chapel - there may be a concert playing in the Chapel during your visit and your welcome to enjoy it as part of the visit. The Palace also holds an unexpected extensive collection of tapestries.

Outside the Plaza - to your right - down the stairs and around the corner is the Trevi Fountain. Also nearby is the Four Fountains - an intersection of streets with four sculptured fountains, one on each corner.

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