Quirinale Palace (Palazzo del Quirinale)

Quirinale Palace (Palazzo del Quirinale)

Quirinale Palace (Palazzo del Quirinale)
4.5
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Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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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The area
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Neighbourhood: 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 neighbourhood 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.
How to get there
  • Barberini - Fontana di Trevi • 6 min walk
  • Cavour • 10 min walk
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  • Traveler200p
    22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Should not be missed
    This was one of the best if not the best experience we had in Rome. The guided tour was wonderful, our guide was very knowledgable and very passionate about the works of art and history of the palace. The tour lasted for about an hour. As our gudie pointed out we were extremely lucky as we got a private tour in english which they almost never do. Eventhough the website says otherwise you are allowed to take pictures inside. In conclusion if you can free an hour or so for the visit of this historical palace you should as the 1,50€ cost of the ticket will take you on an unforgetable experience.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 25 July 2023
  • Phil
    Spennymoor, United Kingdom10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First visit to rome
    We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the palace, before we visited we knew the tour would be only spoken in italian ,we were giving a tour guide book in english so we could understand a little more during tour. our small group were taken around palace by two lovely italian girls who helped us understand the history of the palace,each group have a security person following.. The palace is amazing place with fantastic history. we were also lucky to see the changing of the guard ceremony outside the palace .we really enjoyed our time here and thanks to all the staff . we also must mention we met a school party from napoli in square outside that had been on the tour aswell the teachers and kids were a credit to there school .thanks for a brilliant day
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 March 2024
  • Luis Carlos G
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Totally worthy, an escencial visiting Rome
    Beautiful and amazing palace. We booked with months in advance directly in to the Institutional webpage for only 1.50 euro each. The tour is in small groups and you can see the on first hand the history of the Presidency of Italy.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 March 2024
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Luis Carlos G
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Beautiful and amazing palace. We booked with months in advance directly in to the Institutional webpage for only 1.50 euro each. The tour is in small groups and you can see the on first hand the history of the Presidency of Italy.
Written 24 March 2024
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Phil
Spennymoor, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the palace, before we visited we knew the tour would be only spoken in italian ,we were giving a tour guide book in english so we could understand a little more during tour. our small group were taken around palace by two lovely italian girls who helped us understand the history of the palace,each group have a security person following.. The palace is amazing place with fantastic history. we were also lucky to see the changing of the guard ceremony outside the palace .we really enjoyed our time here and thanks to all the staff . we also must mention we met a school party from napoli in square outside that had been on the tour aswell the teachers and kids were a credit to there school .thanks for a brilliant day
Written 15 March 2024
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Skeney57
Sydney, Australia24,034 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Had the luck (or bad) to be going past the Quirinale when El Presidento was dropping in! Lots of police in attendance and rudely scooted everyone away including a group of schoolkids! No explanation, just leave! The taking of photos was frowned upon and I wasn't in the mood to challenge these clowns as they are all uniforms and medals, no substance! Any way the buildings are nice and memorable, even if the Italian President is not?
Written 31 July 2023
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Traveler200p
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
This was one of the best if not the best experience we had in Rome. The guided tour was wonderful, our guide was very knowledgable and very passionate about the works of art and history of the palace. The tour lasted for about an hour. As our gudie pointed out we were extremely lucky as we got a private tour in english which they almost never do. Eventhough the website says otherwise you are allowed to take pictures inside.
In conclusion if you can free an hour or so for the visit of this historical palace you should as the 1,50€ cost of the ticket will take you on an unforgetable experience.
Written 25 July 2023
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Steve Buckley
London, UK8,575 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
My wife and myself are currently holidaying in Rome staying at the Romanico Palace Hotel and this evening we went to the Arte Liberata Exibition at the Quirinal Palace’s former stables!

Not knowing what to expect, it is difficult not to be impressed by the setting of Palace itself - part of which is occupied by the President. This was, however, surpassed by the quality of the Arte Liberation Exhibition (well worth the Euros 10 Seniors (over 65) entry fee) about the various Italian Artefacts & Paintings that were safely stored away from both the Germans & the Allies Bombing during WW2.

All in all a most enjoyable experience - certainly one I would strongly recommend others to emulate!
Written 17 January 2023
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VoyagerAimerSourire
Princeton, NJ760 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
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 21 July 2022
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Matthias W
Vienna, Austria538 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
One of the most underrated places in Rome is Palazzo Quirinale, the former palace of the popes, the former Royal Palace, and the current Presidendial Palace. Since it is a working palace, tours have to be reserved in advance, but for just 1.50 EUR. Tours are in Italian, but the last time I visited some explanations were given in English too. I don't know if this was just curtesy, or if this is nowadays a general rule. In any case maybe read up a bit or follow the documentation online. At the end of the tour through the state apartments (a bit less than an hour) a second part leads to rooms outlining a bit of current Italian history with the original copy of the Italian constitution on display. This part was given in Italian only, so a bit too long for my taste, but that's just 10 minutes and you can go on the terrace and view more of Rome instead. You definitely see more rooms than at Buckingham Palace, or in Madrid, or even Versailles. Overall the rooms are very nice, though nothing as mind blowing as the Gallery of Mirrors in Versailles, but a bit more of variety.
I didn't yet do the second tour, where you can also visit the gardens.
Written 27 January 2021
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Michael W
Charleston, SC226 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This plaza has a splendid view of the city. In the center of the plaza, stand the horses of Castor and Pollux. Also, this plaza houses the Presidential Palace which used to be the summer residence of the Pope. If you are in this area of the city, the Palazzo del Quirinale should be on your list of places to see.
Written 8 June 2020
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majesty318
Rahway, NJ1,766 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I think I maybe entered this with the wrong expectations. The group was huge. We were followed at all times by 2 docents behind the group. While I understand this is for security, I always hate it as I feel pressured and watched.

The rooms are very pretty but all the guide's info (as far as I could understand with my very basic Italian) tended to be about the history of the paintings/ sculptures. I guess I thought since it's the Presidential Palace we might hear more like, "This room is used for xyz government event." And the tour was crazy long, well over an hour - I don't have this attention span even in my own language.

If you speak fluent Italian or if you are truly fascinated by artwork, you would probably enjoy it more. Maybe they could at least offer an audio guide in other languages, even if it does not exactly match what the guide is saying.
Written 9 March 2020
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Marko M
Hollola, Finland288 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We didn't enter to Palazzo del Quirinale, because it was guarded by Carabinieri's and navy soldiers. We just took sunbaths on Piazza del Quirinale in front of Palazzo del Quirinale.
Written 5 March 2020
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