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Palazzo and Piazza del Quirinale
 

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Palazzo and Piazza del Quirinale - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

Panorama taken from the Piazza del Quirinale showing the Palazzo del Quirinale in Rome. This is the Presidential Palace. In the square is a statue and obelisk.

Palazzo and Piazza del Quirinale - FURTHER INFORMATION

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Piazza del Quirinale is named after the Palazzo del Quirinale (Quirinal Palace) which stands on the northeast side of the square part way along Via del Quirinale in Rome. The palace was built in 1573 by Pope Gregory XIII as a summer residence and remained in use by the offices of the Papal State until 1870 when the Papal States were overthrown.

In 1871, Rome became the capital of the new Kingdom of Italy and became the official residence of the monarchy. In 1946 the form of government changed again and, with the monarchy abolished, Palazzo del Quirinale became the official residence of the Presidents of the Italian Republic.

Within the Piazza del Quirinale is the Fontana dei Dioscuri (also called Fontana di Montecavallo) is a classical piece of recycling, adorned by two ancient Roman statues of Castor and Pollux. These were found in the Baths of Constantine. The fountain basin was found in the Roman Forum and the obelisk comes from the tomb of the emperor Augustus.

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE

Metro: Barberini (A), Repubblica (A)



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