Ornate 16th-century palace, now official residence of the Italian prime minister, with guided tours. Palazzo Chigi has been the seat of the Italian Government since 1961. Palazzo Chigi is located in one of the most famous points of the historic center of Rome: along Via del Corso, almost halfway between Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Venezia.
The entrance to the Palace is on Piazza Colonna and the two-thousand-year-old Column of Marcus Aurelius, which gives its name to the square, is right in front of the door. The Palace also borders on the right side with the seat of the Chamber of Deputies. The architectural history of Palazzo Chigi spans more than three centuries during which there have been several projects and continuous adaptations to the ever new needs of the Palace.