GetCOO

Palazzo della Consulta

The Palazzo della Consulta (built 1732-1735) is a late Baroque palace that since 1955 houses the Constitutional Court of the Italian Republic. It sits across the Piazza del Quirinale from the official residence of the President of the Italian Republic, the Quirinal Palace. Prior to the 17th century, a palace had been erected for the Cardinal Ferrero during the realm of Pope Sixtus V. The Pope Clement XII commissioned the present palace from Ferdinando Fuga, and it was completed in 1737 to house the secretariat of theSacra Congregazione della Consulta (which served as the main council of state of the Papal states and tribunal) as well as theSegnatura dei Brevi.



image