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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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+39 06 46991
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Tue - Wed 09:30 - 16:00
Fri - Sun 09:30 - 16:00

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 building.

QUIRINALE PALACE ( PALAZZO DEL QUIRINALE ) is the official residence of the president and is a beautiful building that looks superb. The building is located in a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Neil K
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

QUIRINALE PALACE ( PALAZZO DEL QUIRINALE ) is the official residence of the president and is a beautiful building that looks superb. The building is located in a beautiful square with it superb obilesk and is located on Rome's highest hill namely Quirinal Hill which offers great views of the city.

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to get in palace, you must prebook your tickets from officials site online, it has 2 kind of tickets. onne costs 1,5 euro and includes tour in italian and lasts 1.5 hour. second ticket costs 10 euro and includes 2,5 hours tour.

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Butte, Montana
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were returning to our hotel about 14:00, when the police moved us across the street and a band began to play. We watched the changing of the guard and enjoyed it very much. The entire ceremony was a very pleasant surprise and a high light of our stay in Rome.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Here is the headquarters of the President, but from the square in front of the palace there is an excellent view of Rome. It is especially good to see at night.

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Pordenone, Italy
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Organizing a school trip is not so easy, mainly because when in Rome you would like to visit all sites. It goes without saying that it is impossible. And the students would like to save money... so I decided to go for the Quirinale, which I hardly knew and only read about it on my school books as a student.... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 17 February 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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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 February 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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Stuttgart, Germany
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Reviewed 26 November 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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Reviewed 4 November 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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Reviewed 26 September 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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