"Palazzina del Quirinale" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Saturday 30th April 2011
It was built in 1730-1732 by F.Fuga for Clement XII as an architectonic element concluding the long monotone part of the Quirinal, "Manica lunga". Its creation caused reconstruction of previous palace used for the residence of the Commander of the Swiss Guard.
The long building (a barracks for the Swiss Guard) described by Vasi is called Manica Lunga (Long Sleeve) and as Vasi says it was designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini during the pontificate of Pope Alexander VII. In 1730-32 it was completed by Ferdinando Fuga, who designed at its end a small palace for Segretario della Cifra, the assistant to the pope in charge of ciphering his secret letters. The palace is now the private apartment of the President of the Republic. The long corridor of Manica Lunga is embellished with Vasi's plates.
At present it is a private studio of the Italian President.
Palazzina del Quirinale
Piazza del Quirinale (Quirinale Square)
Entrances: Via Piacenza, Via del Quirinale, Via Genova.
00187, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Trevi (Quirinale-Tritone-Barberini) (Roma centro)
Palazzina del Quirinale is Shown By "Map E Zone" As "92"