Quirinale Palace (Palazzo del Quirinale) Tours

Quirinale Palace (Palazzo del Quirinale), the official residence of the president of the Italian Republic, sits on Quirinal Hill, the highest of Rome’s historic seven hills. Formerly a royal residence, the palace has dozens of sumptuous, art-filled halls around a stately central courtyard and a beautiful garden with expansive views over Rome.

The Basics
Pope Gregory XIII built the Quirinale Palace in the late 1500s as a summer residence. It was home to dozens of popes for over three centuries before becoming the first residence of the royal House of Savoy, and finally the residence of Italy’s president of the republic in 1947. Its monumental staircase, grand Salone dei Corazzieri, and Cappella Paolina even caught the eye of Napoleon, who was defeated before he could make the palace his own.

Palace visits are only by guided tour on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; booking in advance is imperative, as spaces are limited. To view the Renaissance palace from the outside, join a walking, e-bike, or Vespa tour that includes Rome’s highlights such as the Quirinale Palace, Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, and the Vatican. For a unique experience, opt for an evening tour of Rome to see the palace beautifully lit.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Palace visits require a security check; large bags and backpacks, plastic and glass bottles, cans, umbrellas, and other pointed objects are prohibited.
  • No photos or videos are allowed.
  • The palace is accessible to wheelchair users, though the garden has gravel paths that may be difficult to maneuver.

How to Get There
The Quirinale Palace is located on Via del Quirinale at Piazza del Quirinale. Take metro line A to Repubblica–Teatro Opera station or metro line B to Cavour station.

When to Get There
The palace is closed on Monday and Thursday. Plan to visit on a Sunday, when you can also see the Changing of the Guard.

The History of Quirinal Hill
The palace’s current site was once home to Roman temples and, later, baths built by Constantine. The hill was known as the Salita di Montecavallo (Horse Hill) for centuries, named for ancient statues that portrayed Castor and Pollux in the act of taming their horses that once sat here.
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Address: Piazza del Quirinale, Rome, Lazio 00187, Italy
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Experience Rome from a unique perspective on a four-hour bike tour.  Get situated on your provided bike, then follow your guide through secret streets to discover the city's major and minor attractions. Traveling by bike allows you to avoid heavy traffic and see a side of the Italian capital that most tourists miss out on. Pause for photos at the Circus Maximus, Monti district, Navona Square, and much more.
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See a side of Rome and its major attractions that many visitors miss when you embark on an evening walking tour. Meet your guide at a central location, and set off: you can look forward to seeing landmarks ranging from the Quirinale Palace and Trevi Fountain to the Piazza Venezia, all lit up after dark. This tour’s affordable price point makes it an accessible choice for travelers of all stripes.
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