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Quirinale Palace (Palazzo del Quirinale)

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Address: Piazza del Quirinale, Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 46991
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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

the palace was 4 mins away from our hotel so we decided to visit it. we arrived at 12 but booked for the short tour which started at 13h50. the tour was for only 1.5 euros over 1h30 in italian but its absolutely worth it even if you dont speak italian. the paintings, the ceilings, the ornate were fantastic. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Quirinale Palace is one of the most fascinating buildings I had a chance to visit. To see official guardians and their dresses something to see. Most important is amazing fresco work in each hall as well huge garden.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

The building is oppressive appearing on the outside -- fronted by a large paved area and well-guarded by folks with submachine guns. But when you take the tour of the interior (in Italian) you find beautiful gardens, sumptuous rooms and a fascinating history. Even if you don't speak Italian, you can understand the beauty of the place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

We happened to be walking by when we saw people gathering outside the palace, and were pleasantly surprised that we had reached just at the start of the changing of guards ceremony. It was very interesting to watch, so if you're in Rome on Sunday, it would be a good idea to catch this!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

We happened to be in Rome for their Independence day on June 2. This is the one day of the year that the gardens are open and free to the public. Be prepared for a long line, but once inside you can stroll around the grounds leisurely. See the tall and handsome royal guards on horseback and standing throughout the... More 

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