Scuderie Del Quirinale

The Scuderie del Quirinale (Quirinal Stables, also called Papal Stables) was built over ten years, from 1722 to 1732. The Scuderie, together with the Palazzo del Quirinale (Quirinal Palace – official residence of the President of the Italian Republic) and the Palazzo della Consulta (Constitutional Court – originally a villa built upon the ruins of the Baths of Constantine and adapted by Sixtus V as a civil and criminal court), make up a stunning urban space. At the center of the spacious piazza between these three buildings stands an obelisk – moved from nearby the Mausoleum of Augustus in the eighteenth century – atop a fountain and the famous statues of the Dioscuri (the two gigantic Roman marble “Horse Tamers”, Castor and Pollux).

The Scuderie stands next to the Colonna gardens and on top of the archeological remains of the great Roman Temple of Serapide – some of which are still visible.
The building covers approximately 3000 square meters, over several floors. Wide-open spaces on the second and third floors house the exhibitions. A cafeteria is situated on the mezzanine level and a bookstore, a giftshop and special areas dedicated to exhibition-related initiatives are all on the ground floor.
Scuderie. Pope Innocent XIII charged him with redesigning the simple, run-down building originally put up by Carlo Fontana at the beginning of the eighteenth century. The pope’s death interrupted the project for six years until, in 1730, Clement XII commissioned Ferdinando Fuga to complete the job.

Fuga chose to maintain Specchi’s overriding structure, but raised the mezzanine level, redesigned the facade and gave g... [ Read all ]


Da Canova al Quarto Stato
February, 29 to June, 10, 2008
by Maria Vittoria Marini Clarelli, Fernando Mazzocca and Carlo Sisi

"Ottocento': This is the very first time that an exhibition has been devoted purely to 19th century painting in Italy. Despite being the century in which Italy won its freedom and its national independence, in other words the era of the Risorgimento or national reawakening, the 19th century has always seemed to coincide with Italy's loss of its former leading role, after the country's culture and civilisation had dominated the world for centuries. While opera, with Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini, Verdi and Puccini, was universally appreciated (and has remained so), only the sculptor Canova in the early part of the century and the painters Boldini and Segantini in the latter part have enjoyed anything like genuine international recognition.

So this exhibition is something of a challenge. The Scuderie del Quirinale will be playing host to some 100 masterpieces selected by Maria Vittoria Marini Clarelli, (Director of Rome's National Gallery of Modern Art), and by Fernando Mazzocca and Carlo Sisi (the two most eminent scholars in the field of 19th century Italian art, also responsible for the organisation of two previous exhibitions, devoted to the Macchiaioli school and to Boldini respectively -- both of which were extremely well received by the general public and by the critics).

The aim of this exhibition is to show how, in Rome and Milan, in Florence and Naples, a handful of excellent painters struggled, in an extremely tough historical environment, to realise works of art in keeping with the best Italian tradition, up to the stan...+ [ Read all ]

Forthcoming exhibitions

» Giovanni BelliniSeptember 25, 2008 – January 11, 2009
Perhaps more than any other, Giovanni Bellini was an artist who passed through different periods and cultural revolutions. He, before Leonardo, was the great inventor of the representation of sentiment and nature, painting works of extraordinary poetry, landscapes that brought together everything that had been seen until then in Italy and Europe...


Full price € 10,00
Reduced price €7,50
Groups must book in advance

Tickets for Scuderie del Quirinale e Palazzo delle Esposizioni
Full price € 18,00
Reduced price €15,00
It's 3 days valid from the date of emission
and it allows to visit all the ongoing exhibitions at Scuderie del Quirinale and Palazzo delle Esposizioni

Reduced price for:
- young people under 26
- senior citizens over 65
- teachers
- groups who book in advance (minimum 12 - maximum 25 people) from Monday to Friday
- disabled (free admission for the person accompanying them)
- groups with special concessions
- forces of law and order and the military on producing an ID

Free admission for:
- children under 6
- 1 person accompanying each booked group
- 1 person accompanying every 10 students
- journalists with press card
- ICOM and ICROM card holders

Individuals can book their entrance time to the exhibition (€1.50 excluding cost of ticket) and enter without queuing

Guided tours
Guided tours, for groups (minimum 12 people - maximum 25 people), are available in Italian, English, French, German and Spanish.
Reservation in required within the Wednesday prior the week of the visit.

Prices for Groups*
- reservation € 25,00
- guided tour in Italian, English, French, German and Spanish € 90,00

Prices for Schools*
- reservation € 15,00
- guided tour in Italian, English, French, German and Spanish € 70,00

*Ticket's price excluded.

Information, reservation, guided tours for individuals and groups
Tel. 06 39967500

Information, reservation, guided tours for schools
Tel. 06 39967200+ [ Read all ]

Opening hours

Sunday to Thursday, 10:00am to 8:00pm
Friday and Saturday 10:00am to 10:30pm
Admission is allowed until one hour before closing time.

Getting there

On the bus

On the underground
metro A (get off at Piazza della Repubblica)
metro B (get off at Cavour)

From the train station (Stazione Termini)
From Piazza dei Cinquecento (in front of station)
take bus 40 (towards Piazza Pia/Castel S. Angelo)
2 stops and get off at Nazionale/Quirinale;
walk 100 meters to the Scuderie del Quirinale

From Fiumicino airport (Leonardo da Vinci)
Take the train to Termini (it leaves every 30 minutes)
then follow directions above


The Scuderie del Quirinale museum is fully accessible to visitors with disabilities.
Wheelchairs are available upon request.
Information tel. +39 06 696271

Museum internal and external photos (2)

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