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Address

Address: Piazza del Quirinale
Zone: Rione Trevi (Quirinale-Tritone-Barberini) (Roma centro)
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Contacts

Telephone: 0039 06 46991 Centralino
Fax: 0039 06 46993125
Web site: www.quirinale.it

Opening times

Tuesday – Wednesday – Friday – Saturday – Sunday.

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

Tours, even if booked, can undergo changes for institutional reasons. In this case, visitors will have the option of changing the date of the tour or requesting a refund. 

Entrance: Piazza del Quirinale.

Reservation required:
•on line
•At the Call Center, tel. 06 39.96.75.57
•At the INFOPOINT

at least 5 days prior to the tour.

Tours are organized for a maximum of 30 people and, in the case of school children, for groups made up of 2 classes plus their teachers; they depart every 20 minutes.

In case of late arrival, visitors will not be allowed into the Palace and they will have to make another reservation.

In case of the availability of unsold tickets, they will be sold at the INFOPOINT up to one hour prior to the scheduled departure of the tour. The ticket price shall include the booking charge.

The tour is guided by volunteer personnel recruited through agreements with the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and the Italian Touring Club.

Information Service
•Call Center, Tel. 06 39.96.75.57 – working hours: from Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. / 2:00-5:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a-m.–2:00 p.m., closed on Sunday.
• INFOPOINT – Information and reservation center, Palazzo Sant’Andrea, Via del Quirinale n. 30. Open from 16 June on the days in which the Palace is open, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
At the INFOPOINT, visitors will find information leaflets and other material illustrating the tour.

Visitors will have to be on site 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure of the tour and bring with them a valid identification document. In case the names given at the time of the reservation do not coincide with those on the identification documents, visitors will be denied access.
Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Changing of the Guard of Honour
- from October until June, 2nd: every Sunday at 16:00 (Piazza del Quirinale)
- from June 3rd until September: every Sunday at 18.00 (Piazza del Quirinale)

On the other days of the week the changing of the guard takes place inside the building and is not visible from the outside.

Information

Itineraries
Itineray N. 1 (artistic-institutional): tour of the Piano Nobile (Bel Étage) and the Ground Floor – lasts an average of 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Itineray N. 2 (artistic-institutional and thematic): Itineray N. 2 (artistic-institutional and thematic): itinerary N. 1 + a tour of the Vasella room, the Gardens, the collection of Carriages and Harnesses – lasts an average of 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Itinerary N.1 is free, except for a mandatory booking charge of € 1.50. Schools are exempted from paying the booking charge.

Itinerary N. 2 costs € 10, including the booking charge. It is free of charge for groups of school students and their teachers; for minors under 18; for students and teachers of the university schools of Architecture, Conservation of Cultural Heritage, Training Science and for university teachers and undergraduates of Letters or Literature with a major in Archaeology or Art History, enrolled in the Faculty of Letters and Philosophy and in the Academies of Fine Arts, upon submission of their certification of enrolment for the ongoing Academic Year; for the differently able and their escorts.

For visitors between 18 and 25 years of age and for those over-65, as well as for State school teachers, Itinerary N. 2 costs € 5.

Modes of payment
By credit card if the admission tickets are purchased online. By credit card or bank transfer in case tickets are purchased through the Call Center. By credit or debit card or in cash if the tickets are purchased at the INFOPOINT.

Scheduled events

Description

In 1578 Pope Gregory XII Boncompagni charged the architect Martino Longhi first, and Ottaviano Mascherino afterward, with constructing a summer villa on top of the Quirinale hill which would incorporate the existing villa belonging to the Carafa and the Estensi families. During the papacy of Sixtus V Peretti (1585-90), the project was taken up by Domenico Fontana, while under Paul V Borghese (1605-21) the works were commissioned to Flaminio Ponzio and, after his death, to Carlo Maderno. More works were carried out by Gianlorenzo Bernini during the papacy of Urban VIII Barberini (1623-44), who was mostly concerned with strenghthening the defensive structures of the building. The palace was enlarged along the Strada Pia (now Via XX Settembre) with the construction of the so called "Manica lunga", a wing finished under Clemens XII Corsini (1730-40) by Ferdinando Fuga, who completed the external building of the complex. After 1870 the building was chosen as the palace of the Savoy family. Today it houses the residence and private offices of the President of the Italian Republic. The austere two-storey facade by Domenico Fontana (1589) is enriched by the portal by Maderno (1615) with the tympanum flanked by statues of the apostles Peter and Paul, by Stefano Maderno and Berthélot respectively. Above it is the Loggia delle Benedizioni designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1638). On the left is the "torrino" (1624) by Bernini. In the magnificent gardens are the Fontana dell'Organo (1596) and the Coffee House by Fuga (1741) with interesting paintings by Pannini. The internal decoration of the palace is a sum of the Roman art of the 17th and 18th centuries here represented at the highest levels with works by Guido Reni, Pietro da Cortona, Giovanni Lanfranco, Agostino Tassi, Antonio Caracci and others.
HERITY certification: www.herity.it/33596-a.html
Itinerary  N.1 (artistic-institutional)
Piano Nobile (Bel Étage)
Staircase of Honour, Antechamber to the Grand Ballroom, the Gallery of Busts, the Four Seasons Room, the Great Hall of the Cuirassiers, view of the Pauline Chapel, the First State Room, the Room of the Virtues, the Room of the Flood, the Room of the Loggias, the Room of the Bussolanti, the Balcony Room, St John Parlour, the Yellow Room, the Augustus Hall, the Hall of Ambassadors, the Hercules Room, the Hall of the Cabinets, the Passaggetto of Urban VIII, the Room of Drusus the Elder, the private office of the President, the Lille Tapestry Room, the Napoleonic Parlour, view of the Piffetti Library, Bronzino’s Room, Loggia of Honour, the Room of the Bees, the Hall of Ladies, the Hall of Victory, the Hall of Peace, the Hall of Music, the Hall of the Zodiac, the Hall of Paul V's Building Projects, the Hall of Tapestries, the Hall of Mirrors, the Grand Ballroom.
Ground Floor
Exhibition on the Palace’s history, when it was the residence of Popes, of the Savoy Dynasty and of the Presidents of the Italian Republic; the Hall of Popes; the King’s Office; the room adjacent to the King’s Office, with an exhibition on the House of Savoy and on the Albertine Statute (Statuto Albertino); the room dedicated to the Presidents of the Republic, with, on display, the Italian Constitution and historical documents, photographs and the showing of short films; the Sala del Mappamondo, the geographical globe room, displaying historical and institutional objects and documents.
Itinerary  N. 2 (artistic-institutional and thematic)
Piano Nobile (Bel Étage)
Staircase of Honour, Antechamber to the Grand Ballroom, the Gallery of Busts, the Four Seasons Room, the Great Hall of the Cuirassiers, view of the Pauline Chapel, the First State Room, the Room of the Virtues, the Room of the Flood, the Room of the Loggias, the Room of the Bussolanti, the Balcony Room, St John Parlour, the Yellow Room, the Augustus Hall, the Hall of Ambassadors, the Hercules Room, the Hall of the Cabinets, the Passaggetto of Urban VIII, the Room of Drusus the Elder, the private office of the President, the Lille Tapestry Room, the Napoleonic Parlour, view of the Piffetti Library, Bronzino’s Room, Loggia of Honour, the Room of the Bees, the Hall of Ladies, the Hall of Victory, the Hall of Peace, the Hall of Music, the Hall of the Zodiac, the Hall of Paul V's Building Projects, the Hall of Tapestries, the Hall of Mirrors, the Grand Ballroom.
Vasella
Exhibition of tableware, porcelain, candelabra, kitchen utensils, dinner sets by Richard Ginori, Meissen china, Sèvres dinner sets and oriental china belonging to the House of Savoy.
Gardens
Walk through the Gardens, across the Boschetto (thicket) with the Rustic Fountain, the Torretta compound built by Ippolito d’Este and the Antiquarium, the Bathers fountain and the Coffee House.
Carriages and Harnesses
Tour of the Carriage Museum, which displays the four gala horse-drawn carriages dating back to 1789, 1817 and 1819, and the Gallery of Gala Carriages used up to 1939; of the exhibition in the Historical Privy Council of harnesses donated by several kings of the Savoy Dynasty, the historic memorabilia of the House of Savoy and several decorations from the carriage that belonged to Napoleon, King of Italy; tour of the Gallery of Harness Fittings of the Savoy Dynasty.
(To access the Carriage exhibition, visitors must climb up and back down approximately 80 steps on an external staircase). 
Ground Floor
Exhibition on the Palace’s history, when it was the residence of Popes, of the Savoy Dynasty and of the Presidents of the Italian Republic; the Hall of Popes; the King’s Office; the room adjacent to the King’s Office, with an exhibition on the House of Savoy and on the Albertine Statute (Statuto Albertino); the room dedicated to the Presidents of the Republic, with, on display, the Italian Constitution and historical documents, photographs and the showing of short films; the Sala del Mappamondo, the geographical globe room, displaying historical and institutional objects and documents.

Security controls
At the entrance, all visitors will have to pass a security check.
Visitors are not allowed to:
•Bring in suitcases, trolleys, travelling bags, plastic or glass bottles, cans, umbrellas and pointed, sharp or blunt objects; 
•Take photos or shoot videos;
•Deviate from the plotted itinerary;
•Touch furnishings and works of art;
•Smoke (including electronic cigarettes).

Pets are not allowed.
It is mandatory to respect the general indications posted.
Access for the differently able
In order to obtain adequate assistance, it is advisable to indicate any impediment or limitation deriving from a disability at the time of booking.
On the tour itinerary, it is possible to use elevators and any other means capable of overcoming architectural barriers.
However, for anyone wanting to cross the garden, paths could represent a hindrance for wheel-chairs and strollers because they are pebbled.
Blind and visually impaired
For the time being, no tactile itineraries are available for the blind and visually impaired.

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