The Quirinale square and palace, Rome!

Another nice area of Rome when visiting the city with the family we did a lot of walking and this is the best way to see the city any city. Rome was wonderful this way and we came up with places un schedule but once saw them we felled we needed to write about it. I did in my previous posts in a general way.

I believe the Quirinale square and palace  of Rome, deserves a post on their own so here it is, enjoy it.

The Piazza di Quirinale is a square of the historic center of Rome, located on the top of the Quirinal Hill, the highest in the city center. It is located in the Rioni Monti and Trevi zones.

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The Quirinale square is bordered to the northeast by the imposing façade of the Palace of Quirinal, the official residence of the President of the Italian Republic, built in the years 1573-1585 and later (1578) as the summer residence of the Popes. With the capture of Rome in 1870, due to the conflicts in Europe of the French-Prussian war , the building became the seat of the Italian monarchy and, after the institutional referendum in 1946, the seat of the highest Republican judiciary.

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In the center of the Qurinale square is the large sculpture group of the Dioscuri Fountain, also known as the Monte-Cavallo fountain, dating back to the imperial era. The statues come from the Baths of Constantine, and represent the twins Castor and Pollux, the Dioscuri, who hold the reins of their horses. Included in the group, an obelisk that was found in the mausoleum of Augustus.

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The east side of the Quirinale square is bordered by the Palais de la Consulta, formerly the Pontifical State Court, then the Ministry of Italian African affairs, and has been headquartered, since 1955, by the Constitutional Court.

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On the opposite side of the presidential residence are the stables of the Palace of the Quirinale from the 18C. The building, restored in its entirety in the years 1997-1999, is now used as a place for art exhibitions. On the west side of the Quirinale square, there is a balustrade that overlooks the panorama of the capital.

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There a wonderful place to walk and relax in Rome, with wonderful architecture all around you ,up and down!   Some webpages to help you plan your trip here and its worth it are

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Roma tourist page on the Quirinale square

Official Palace of Quirinale on its history

Again, nice to walk in Rome, do it and enjoy the city has lots to offer and many sights; I am just posting my favorites. Enjoy Rome, and the Quirinale square and palace.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

 

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