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Quirinal Palace & surroundings

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 Tour highlights

Quirinal Hill - Visit of Quirinal Palace apartments - Church of S. Andrea al Quirinale - Church of S. Carlino alle 4 fontane - Barberini Square - Triton fountain - TrinitÓ dei Monti Square - Spanish Steps - Spanish Square - Via dei Condotti.

 

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Tour Code & Name: RW/09 - Quirinal Palace & Surrounding

Duration: 3 hours approximately

Meeting Point: Piazza del Quirinale in front of the fountain

Departure Time: 8:00 am

Operating days: all Sunday mornings except for year 2006: January 1, April 16, April 23, April 30, May 28, December 17, December 24, December 31 & from July 2 to September 10

Handicapped Visitors: itinerary feasible with wheelchair

Entrance Fees: Quirinal Palace 5.00 Ç

Languages availability: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. Other languages on demand.

Dress Code: entrance to the Churches requires appropriate attire: covered shoulders, long or short sleeves (no sleeveless arms), long trousers for gentlemen and skirts or trousers, long enough to cover their knees, for ladies.

Transportation: entirely walking tour

Booking: tours should be booked at least 15 days prior to your scheduled arrival. Anyhow you may always send us an e-mail at any time and we will make all the efforts to meet your requirements.

 

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 Itinerary description

See Quirinal Hill, one the seven hills with the monumental fountain of the Dioscuri, pair of gigantic Roman marble "Horse Tamers" representing Castor and Pollux, found in the Thermae Constantinianae (public baths) built by Emperor Constantine on this hill in the IV c.

Visit Quirinal Palace (Pope's summer residence 16th c. to 1870, then Royal palace and today official residence and offices of the Head of State, the  President of the Italian Republic). In front of it lies Palazzo della Consulta which hosts the Constitutional Court, supreme Italian Magistracy Court.

Enter the Quirinal Palace to visit the magnificent apartments where Italian Kings lived since 1870 to 1946, apartments that were appositely arranged, decorated and furnished for each visit of foreign monarchs or equivalent authorities. Several collections are in this Palazzo, among which tapestries, paintings, statues, watches, furniture, porcelains.

See the Corazzieri , presidential guards in their high uniforms.

Visit the baroque Church of S. Andrea al Quirinale, one of most elegant samples of baroque architecture in Rome, with its oval plan and its splendid interiors of marbles, stuccoes, gilt decorations. architecture masterpiece of Bernini.

See the Four Fountains crossing (Quattro Fontane) and Borromini's baroque Church of San Carlino alle Quattro Fontane, the first work of this architect and the last one: the fašade was completed after his death.

See Barberini Square with the Triton and the Bees fountains, designed by Bernini. See TrinitÓ dei Monti Square (top of Spanish Steps). Go down the Spanish Steps.

See the renowned Spanish Square and the Barcaccia fountain, stroll through Via dei Condotti, most renowned shopping street in Rome.

 

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