"Villa and Garden/ Giardini Carlo Alberto" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Saturday 30th April 2011
The origins of this monument are quite curious. During the stay of William II (Kaiser Wilhelm) in the Palazzo Quirinale in 1889, it was decided to provide a vast view from his apartment. With this goal two churches were destroyed: Chiesa di S.Maria Maddalena and Chiesa di S.Chiara, together with their convents. These constructions were created in the end of the 16th century, when Gregory XIII completed this part of Via Pia. Thus, the green area was created which subsequently was open to public in 1900 with the unveiling of a monument of Charles Albert by R.Romanelli.
The garden is located in front of the Palazzo del Quirinale/ Quirinal Palace (known in Italian as the Palazzo del Quirinale or simply the Quirinale) was originally called the Garden of the Quirinale, later named after the Equestrian statue of King Carlo Alberto in the center of the Quirinale Gardens mounted here in 1900. It can be accessed from Via del Quirinale and the double staircase in Via Piacenza. The recent restoration of the garden, designed with the Garden Piazza Cairoli by Edouard André at the end of the nineteenth century, has recreated the atmosphere by restoring the walking paths paved with gravel, the romantic pond with limestone cliffs which descend from a cascade of water and the planting of vegetation of the gardens of the period. The garden is now protected by two iron gates, taken from a drawing of the nineteenth century ever made. Of great value Sterculia platanifolia a gigantic, horse chestnuts and a esmplare of phillyrea augustifolia.
The park is adjacent to the monastery of St. Andrea al Quirinale. The men who was returning from missions in distant countries had the tradition of bringing unknown plants, which were housed in the park for that today walking along the curvilinear paths we can enjoy the the beautiful cedar trees and a large sample of camphor. Size: 6,800 square meters. Historic villa and bound, it is significant to residents of one of the few oases of green in a heavily built.
Carlo Alberto was the King of Sardinia from 1831 to 1849. Although an Italian patriot opposed to Austrian hegemony in Northern Italy, he put down the Mazzini conspiracy. He introduced a series of reforms that abolished domestic customs barriers within the kingdom, promulgated a constitutional law code (Statuto Albertino) along Napoleonic lines and supported the arts and sciences. During the Revolutions of 1848 he agreed to a constitutional regime that remained in place for the century that the Kingdom of Italy lasted. He was succeeded by his son, Vittorio Emanuele II.
Villa and Garden/ Giardini Carlo Alberto
Via del Quirinale
Entrances: Via Piacenza, Via del Quirinale, Via Genova.
00187, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Trevi (Quirinale-Tritone-Barberini) (Roma centro)
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