By Letizia | February 20, 2015
Did you know the largest palace in the world is in Rome and it’s the abode of the President of the Italian Republic?
Well, this incredibile building will be very soon open to everyone on a daily basis: one of the first disposals by the newly elected President Sergio Mattarella aims at making of it a cultural landmark in the Eternal City. The building has got 1,200 rooms spreading on a surface of more than 110,000 m², it was founded at the end of ‘500 and it was home to different political leaders who succeeded to the guide of Rome over the centuries: about thirty Popes, four kings and twelve presidents of the Republic. Beyond being a unique building of its kind (the sixth largest in the world, and the widest residence of a head of state ever), its inner treasure includes rare books, tapestries, furnitures, paintings, sculptures, porcelain services, historic carriages, chandeliers, not to mention the gardens and greenhouses.
At present the Quirinal Palace is open to public on Sundays only, 8:30 am – 12 pm. In the remaining part of 2015, it will be closed on 5 April – 31 May – 1 November – 20, 27 December and during summer time (28 June – 6 September).
The Qurinal Palace stands on its namesake hill, the highest in Rome: don’t miss it! To go there from Hostel Des Artistes you can choose among many bus lines: just ask our staff for more details!