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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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Fri - Sun 09:30 - 16:00
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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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Changing of the guard was a real surprise as the pomp and ceremony is lots of fun.

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... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Butte, Montana
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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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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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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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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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 3 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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Reviewed 4 September 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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Reviewed 21 August 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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