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Concerts at the Pauline Chapel
The usual Sunday programming of concerts at the Cappella Paolina, in the evocative Palazzo del Quirinale, has by now become a fundamental appointment for lovers of classical music.
The events are free, but require a nominative and non-transferable registration. Through the Call Center, by calling 06, operational from Monday to Sunday from 09:00 to 17:00. Or: information and booking centre, located in Salita di Montecavallo 15 (Rome), open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9.00 to 16.00.
This initiative is part of the broader project of Rai and, in particular, of Radio 3, which aims to offer opportunities and resources to allow young musical talents to perform and put themselves to the test. Over the years, the Cappella Paolina has distinguished itself as a showcase of exceptional importance, capable of promoting and enhancing numerous emerging artists who have been able to gain recognition and acclaim in the musical panorama. To participate in these fascinating concerts, it is necessary to make an online reservation through the Quirinale Palace website.
Concerts at the Pauline Chapel

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In September 1823, the Palazzo del Quirinale experienced an unusual phase. The shutters were closed, the Loggia delle Benedizioni walled up and the main entrance, while remaining open, was guarded by soldiers. This marked the beginning of the first conclave at the Quirinale.

We often associate the election of a new Pope with the Vatican palaces, especially the Sistine Chapel. However, in Rome, the similarly sized Pauline Chapel of the Quirinal Palace hosted the election of four Popes: Leo XII, Pius VIII, Gregory XVI and Pius IX. This chapel, commissioned by Pope Paul V Borghese to Carlo Maderno in 1615, is steeped in history and unique features.

Despite its imposing size, the Pauline Chapel is also known for its fascinating decorations and its interesting evolution. Initially adorned with white and gilded stuccoes made by Martino Ferrabosco in 1616, it underwent changes during the Napoleonic occupation and a further restyling in 1930, on the occasion of the wedding of Prince Umberto with Maria José of Belgium.

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