One of the three official residences of the President of Italy, and erstwhile residence to many Popes and Kings, worth a visit for those interested in politics and government.

Know Before You Go

The public rooms and gardens of the palace are stunning and incredibly opulent - a must see if you would like to see how the world leaders live.
You cannot take photos in the palace.
Tours are available although mainly in Italian, an online audio guide may assist you as you walk around.
Older children with an interest in politics or foreign affairs may be interested.

Quirinal Palace is a historic building in Rome and one of the three official residences of the President of Italy. It is located on Quirinal hill which is the highest of seven hills in the city. To date thirty Pope's, four Kings, and twelve Presidents of the Italian Republic have resided there. It is the ninth largest palace in the world.


If you have an interest in Italian history and government affairs then come to visit Quirinal Palace. It was constructed by Pope Gregory XIII as a summer residence in 1583. The palace has the main building built around a wonderful courtyard, apartments and offices of the head of state are on the long side of the building. The opportunity to visit The Hall of the Zodiac, The Grand Ballroom and walk the Mascarino Staircase will ensure you follow in the footsteps of many Popes, Kings and world leaders.

Key Highlights

If you have an interest in Italian history and government affairs then come to visit Quirinal Palace. It was constructed by Pope Gregory XIII as a summer residence in 1583. The palace has the main building built around a wonderful courtyard, apartments and offices of the head of state are on the long side of the building. The opportunity to visit The Hall of the Zodiac, The Grand Ballroom and walk the Mascarino Staircase will ensure you follow in the footsteps of many Popes, Kings and world leaders.

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