the Italian government
Origin of Quirinalsee Quirinal
- of or situated on the Quirinal
- of Quirinus
one of the Seven Hills of Rome: site of a palace used (1870-1946) as a royal residence, later as the presidential residence
Origin of QuirinalClassical Latin Quirinalis, after Quirinus: see Quirinus
One of the seven hills of ancient Rome, traditionally occupied by the Sabines. A papal palace was built here in the 1500s and served as the residence of Italian kings from 1871 to 1946.