It is called the Quirinal Palace but from today it is also a museum. Have you ever heard about the Piano Nobile, the Vasella Room or the collection of Carriages? Are you curious to discover the studio of the Glass Wall where talks to form the government are held, the splendid Gardens of the Quirinale or the Napoleonic Parlour?
A stone's thrown away from piazza di Spagna and via del Corso, the Quirinal Palace is one of the main symbols of Italy.

Part of the Dioscuri fountain with the Quirinal Bell Tower in the background

Part of the Dioscuri fountain with the Quirinal Bell Tower in the background

QUIRINALE OPEN: ROOMS AND WHAT TO SEE

Ther are really so many pearls of art and culture to discover. Here is a more or less exhaustive list: the private office of the President, which used to be the King's office in the past, the room where presidents welcome ambassadors, the Hall of Tapestries, the Murano Chandeliers, the pearl of the Piffetti Library, the sala del Mappamondo (the geographical glboe room), the Pauline Chapel, which hosts chamber music concerts, the Napoleonic Parlour and the futuristic helicoidal staircase by Ottaviano Mascarino, the frescoes by Pelagi and the Room of Queen Margaret, the gardens with the 18th-century Coffe House, the office of the Glass Wall, the Vasella room and the collection of Carriages

The Collection of Carriages in the Quirinal Palace

The Collection of Carriages in the Quirinal Palace

"Discovering priceless art, history and culture heritage, expression of Italian industriousness, creativity and taste”

President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella

QUIRINALE: OPENING DAYS AND THE TWO ITINERARIES

The Quirinal Palace can be visited 5 days a week –Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday booking at least 5 days prior to the tour.
There are two itineraries: the artistic-institutional itinerary, a tour of the Piano Nobile (Bel Étage) and the Ground Floor, and the artistic-institutional and thematic itinerary, like the other itinerary + a tour of the Vasella room (where are kept crystal and silver objects and sets of dishes from 1785), of the gardens, the Carriages and the Harnesses. The first itinerary lasts an average of 1 hour and a half, the second 2 hours and a half.

Sala dei Corazzieri

Sala dei Corazzieri

Hall of Mirrors

Hall of Mirrors

QUIRINALE: PRICE AND HOW TO BOOK YOUR VISIT

The short itinerary (artistic-institutional) is free, except for a mandatory booking charge of €1.50. The long itinerary costs €10 (including the booking charge). School students are exempted from paying and students, teachers and the elderly have a reduced price in the ticket.
You can book online, calling the call center 06-39967557 or directly at the Quirinal infopoint, which opens at 9 am.

The Yellow Room of the Quirinal Palace

The Yellow Room of the Quirinal Palace

VISITING THE QUIRINALE: TIPS

You can't absolutely miss the wonderful views over Rome from the Piano Nobile (Bel Étage), the library with with very rare books and documents (like the original text if the Italian Constitution) and a nice walk around the gardens. You can also take a virtual visit of the Palace and its rooms, something we highly recommend. It is a very well done and clear project, congratulations!

Finally, if you are willing to continue exploring Rome, wesuggest other tourist attractions close to the Quirinale:
VENICE SQUARE
TREVI FOUNTAIN
PANTHEON

Useful information

The tours are guided by volunteers from the Italian Touring club and by students from Sapienza University of Rome.
FROM CIVITAVECCHIA TO ROME: HOW TO GET THERE
GETTING AROUND ROME

HOW TO GET THERE

Entrance: Piazza del Quirinale - 00187 Roma

By bus: 
40-60-64-70-117-170-H get off at stop Nazionale/Quirinale

By subway: 
metro A (stop P.za della Repubblica), metro B (stop Cavour)

From Fiumicino Airport:
Take Leonardo Express Train to Termini (running every 30 minutes). Get off at Termini station and go to bus stop TERMINI (MA-MB-FS) and take bus 40.

TIMETABLES

The Quirinal palace will open from 9.30 am to 4 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Last admission for itinerary 1 (artistic-institutional) at 2.30 pm; for itinerary 2 (artistic-institutional and thematic) at 1.30 pm. 

Visitators must be on-site at least 30 minutes before the tour’s scheduled departure time, with a valid ID.

The Palace will remain closed during Christmas holidays, during celebrations for Italy’s Republic Day (June 2) and throughout the month of August.

PRICES

Artistic-institutional itinerary: free, except for a mandatory booking charge of €1.50

Artistic-institutional and thematic itinerary: €10 (including the ooking charge)
School students, teachers and those over- 65 are exempted from paying or can have reductions in the the booking charge.

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