The Quirinale palace and square of Rome !

When I took the family on vacation went to Rome, been here before on business trips but this time the gang came along for a wonderful time, While in town, my team did a lot of walking taking public transports on a needed basis , and we came to see this wonderful part of Rome, I believe the Quirinale palace and square of Rome, deserves a post on their own , and I did ; now let me update this older post with text/links ; hope you enjoy it as I.


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. The Quirinale square is bordered to the northeast by the imposing façade of the Quirinale Palace, 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.


roma quirinale piazza via del traforo aug13

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.


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.



On the opposite side of the presidential residence are the stables of the Quirinale Palace 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.


This is a wonderful place to walk and relax in Rome, with wonderful architecture all around you ,up and down!  It is worth the detour me think.

The official Quirinale palace (presidential palace of Italy) on its history :

The Rome tourist office on Quirinale :

There you go folks, again, nice to walk in Rome, and the Quirinale palace and square are tops for that. Enjoy Rome, and hope you have enjoy reading this post as I.

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

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