Thursday, August 11, 2016

The Navy Band

The Navy band at the changing of the guard, Quirinal Palace, Rome
The Navy band at the changing of the guard
Palazzo del Quirinale (Quirinal Palace)
Piazza del Quirinale
Rome, May 2011

“The Quirinal Palace (known in Italian as the Palazzo del Quirinale or simply Quirinale) is a historic building in Rome, Italy, one of the three current official residences of the President of the Italian Republic, together with Villa Rosebery in Naples and tenuta di Castelporziano. It is located on the Quirinal Hill, the highest of the seven hills of Rome. It has housed thirty Popes, four Kings of Italy and twelve presidents of the Italian Republic. The palace extends for an area of 110,500 square metres and is the ninth largest palace in the world in terms of area. By way of comparison, the White House in the United States is one-twentieth of its size.” (Quirinal Palace, Wikipedia)

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