Quirinal Palace - Rome

The Quirinal Palace is currently the official residence of the Italian President. It was originally built as a papal summer residence in 1583 by Pope Gregory XIII and also housed the central offices responsible for the civil government of the Papal States until their overthrowing in 1870. Afterwards it became the official residence of the Kings of Italy, until the abolishment of the monarchy following the Second World War. The façade of the palace was designed by Domenico Fontana, while its Great Chapel was designed by Carlo Maderno. Inside, the numerous large rooms are decorated with beautiful frescos, including the famous Blessing Christ by Melozzo da Forlì, placed over the stairs. Its grounds include a famous set of gardens laid out in the 18th century.

Opening

Open Sundays from 8:30 am - 12 midday. Closed the following days: New Year's Day, 16, 23, 30 April, 28 May, 2 July until 10 September, 17 fromcember, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

Prices

5,00 €


Address : Via della Dataria, 96 187 Rome Italy

Subway : Barberini : Metro A. Cavour : Metro B

Bus : Bus : C3, 40, 52, 53, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 70, 71, 80, 81, 85, 95, 116, 117, 119, 160, 170, 175, 492, 590, 628, 630, 850

Phone : +39 0685301758

Fax : +39 0685301756

Web : http://www.quirinale.it

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