Piazza del Quirinale

Tridente, Trevi & the Quirinale

A wonderful spot to enjoy a glowing Roman sunset, this piazza, which is dominated by the imposing presidential palace of Palazzo del Quirinale, marks the summit of Quirinal Hill. The central obelisk was moved here from the Mausoleo di Augusto in 1786 and is flanked by 5.5m statues of Castor and Pollux reining in a couple of rearing horses. Catch the weekly changing of the guards on Sunday at 6pm in summer, and 4pm the rest of the year.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Tridente, Trevi & the Quirinale attractions

1. Scuderie al Quirinale

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The Palazzo del Quirinale’s former stables, formally known as the Scuderie Papali al Quirinale, have been turned into a magnificent exhibition space that…

2. Palazzo del Quirinale

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Perched atop the Quirinale Hill, one of Rome's seven hills, this former papal summer residence has been home to the Italian head of state since 1948…

3. Città dell’Acqua

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The little-known excavations of Vicus Caprarius (the name of the ancient street) include a Roman house and a Hadrian-era cistern that connected with the…

4. Palazzo Colonna

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The guided tours of this opulent palace are among the city's best, introducing visitors to the residence and art collection of the patrician Colonna…

5. Chiesa di Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio

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Originally known as the 'papal church' due to its proximity to the papal residence on Quirinal Hill, this 17th-century church safeguards the hearts and…

6. Chiesa di Sant’Andrea al Quirinale

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It’s said that in his old age Bernini liked to come and enjoy the peace of this late-17th-century church, regarded by many as one of his greatest. Faced…

7. Basilica dei Santi Apostoli

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This much-altered 6th-century church is dedicated to the apostles James and Philip, whose relics are in the crypt. Its most obvious attraction is the…

8. Trevi Fountain


Don't miss a visit to Rome's iconic Fontana di Trevi, or Trevi Fountain.