"Palazzo del Viminale (Viminal Palace) - Italian Ministry of Interior" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Sunday 1st May 2011
It was built by the project of Manfredo Manfredi in 1914-1918. In 1920 the Council of Ministers and Ministry of the Interior moved here from Palazzo Braschi. At present it is occupied only by the Ministry of the Interior. The square in front of it was created in 1931 when the Palazzo dell'Istituto di anatomia was destroyed.
The building hosting the Italian Ministry of Interior is set on the Viminal Hill, one of the historic seven ones of Rome. It was built in 1911 on prime minister Giovanni Giolitti’s initiative, who wanted it become a strategic centre of the executive power, where the authoritative offices of the Prime Minister and the Minister of the Interior were jointly represented. Giolitti entrusted the architect Manfredo Manfredi with the design of the building which, according to the statesman’s will, had to be located next to the Quirinal and the Parliament.
The final design was approved in 1923, with the exception of the Scala d’Onore (Official Staircase) of the Palazzo della Presidenza (Palace of the Prime Minister’s office), only partially completed and lacking in decorations. The palace was officially inaugurated on 9th July 1925.
The palace has majestic external frontals corresponding to the internal wide spaces of courtyards linked by a complex and efficient network of roofed communicating galleries. A series of itineraries and official galleries go through the five floors and hundreds of rooms of the palace.
Palazzo del Viminale (Viminal Palace) - Italian Ministry of Interior
Piazza del Viminale n. 1
00184, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Monti (Colosseo-S.Giovanni-S.Maria Maggiore) (Roma centro)
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