PALAZZO QUIRINALE, Piazza del Quirinale. Entrance via the Quirinale (situated nearby Via della Consulta). Opening hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and Sundays 9.30 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: artistic-institutional itinerary free but reservation required for fee €1.50, artistic-institutional itinerary and thematic €10 reservation fee included. Information and reservations: Tel. 0639967557.
There are new itineraries open for the discovery of the Quirinale, the Palace of the President of the Italian Republic. The daily tours make it possible to choose between two itineraries where one can admire a patrimony of art, history and culture. The short route gives access to the Piano Nobile (the noble floor) and the ground floor, including a visit to the exhibit about the history of the Palazzo, the exposition of the Albertino Charter and the Italian Constitution, as well as lots of historic documents, for the duration of approximately one hour. The complete tour, which lasts two hours and thirty minutes, consists of the first tour plus a visit to the Vasella with an exhibition of valuable silverware, a visit to the Gardens, to the Museum and to the Galleria delle Carrozze, where you will find the gala carriages in use until 1939, and finally the “Galleria dei Finimenti”.
Admission: the institutional artistic route (visit to the Piano Nobile and the ground floor for 1 hour and 20 minutes) is free by a mandatory booking of €1.50; the institutional artistic and thematic route (besides the Piano Nobile and the ground floor, one can visit to the Vasella, the Gardens and the Carriages, a total average duration of 2 hours and 30 minutes) price €10, including the booking service. For visitors between the ages of 18 and 25, and over 65, and for state school teachers, the cost of the artistic-institutional and thematic route is €5. Reservation is required at least 5 days before the date of the visit. Visits are organized for up to 30 people, with access every twenty minutes.