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Quirinale Palace (Palazzo del Quirinale), Rome

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Government Building
Quirinale Palace (Palazzo del Quirinale) is the official residence of the president of the Italian Republic. In the plaza, relax around Monte Cavallo Fountain, with its two statues of the giants Castor and Pollux. Inside the palace (during the rare times when it's open), take a self-guided tour through some lovely decorated rooms. Catch the changing of the guard if your schedule allows. In the monumental staircase hall, spot a fresco by Melozzo da Forli. From the garden, take advantage of the view of Rome from the hilltop vantage point. To visit Quirinale Palace (Palazzo del Quirinale) and get the most from your holiday in Rome, create itinerary details personal to you using our Rome holiday planner.
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  • 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 obiles...  more »
  • 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 cos...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • This is a long way up the hill for what is a large but not very impressive Italian version of our White House. We wanted to arrive at 4 PM for the changing of the guard, but we had overestimated the time for the rest of our walking tour and didn't think it would be that impressive, having seen the grand ceremony in Ottawa, Canada. There is a grand statue in front – there are statues everywhere in Rome, it seems – and there is a good view from the balcony of the large open square, but there are better views elsewhere.
  • Nice. Its empty not a lot of people around indeed.
  • A spectacular piazza with grand buildings
  • Quiet and non-touristy, we watched the changing of the guard.
  • worth seeing