Quirinale Palace in Rome opens its doors for visitors

Published on : Thursday, October 13, 2016

quirinale-palace-in-romeGuided tours of Palazzo Del Quirinale (residence of the President of the Italian Republic) in Rome have been launched. The magnificent palace has opened its doors to visitors who can avail two types of guided tours.

 

The tours must be booked at least 5 days in advance. The “Art” tour takes in the ground and main floor (the piano nobile), whereas the “Themed” tour includes the piano nubile, the china collection, the gardens, the carriages and horse tack and also the ground floor.

 

Tours are organized for a maximum of 30 people and is guided by volunteer personnel recruited through agreements with the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and the Italian Touring Club.

 

Quirinale Palace is a 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. It is located on the Quirinal Hill, the highest of the seven hills of Rome. It has housed thirty Popes, four Kings of Italy and twelve presidents of the Italian Republic.

 

It is the ninth largest palace in the world in terms of area. By way of comparison, interestingly, the White House in the United States is one-twentieth of its size.

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