< ITALY | ROME: Hotel Quirinale
Located in the historic center of Rome, Hotel Quirinale was built in the second half of the '800 with the Opera House, with whom it shares a privileged and unique entrance through a passageway in its leafy courtyard. Hotel Quirinale will conquer you with it's perfect balance between elegance, refinement and hospitality.
According to the Roman legend, in one of the seven hills surrounding Rome, the Sabines erected an altar in honor of the god Quirino. The hill was called with the name of this god, and from that
day on, it was known as the Quirinal Hill.
The "Palazzo del Quirinale" (which is also called the "Quirinale") was built as a summer residence of Pope Gregory XIII in 1573 and has hosted the Royal Family until the day when the monarchy was abolished and it became the home of the President of the Republic.
The Hotel Quirinale opened its doors in 1865, during which time the area between the central station and Piazza Venezia was developed. The Via Nazionale, the first major street of the city, was founded as a link between the station and the most populous area of the city.
In this hotel, symbol of the best Italian tradition, one can still feel the centuries-old history of the city. The Imperial style furniture and the antique decorations in all public and private rooms of the hotel provide, the Hotel Quirinale with an atmosphere of particular elegance and charm.
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