Steps leading to the Palazzo del Quirinale, Rome
|Artist/Photographer||Pidgeon, Monica (1913-2009)|
|Library Reference||Monica Pidgeon Box 1, 1961, Rome (61-0420-22)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Monica Pidgeon / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Rome: The Eternal City ; Government buildings ; Stairs|
NOTES: This palace was built by Pope Gregory XIII in 1574 as a summer residence. It served as a papal residence and housed the central offices responsible for the civil government of the Papal States until 1870. It has been the official residence and workplace of the Presidents of the Italian Republic since 1946.
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