View From The Quirinal Palace Steps
Quirinal Hill is the highest of the seven hills of Rome, so it only makes sense that it is also home to the 9th largest palace complex in the world. The Quirinal Palace (known in Italian as the Palazzo del Quirinale) is one of three official homes of the President of Italy, and spans 27.3 acres - twenty times the size of the White House Complex. It has also been home to 30 Popes, four kings, and twelve presidents. The Palace has historically been open to visitors on Sunday mornings only, but we’ve read that tours are now offered daily (advance reservations required). Either way, the Piazza del Quirinale, the square at the top of the stairs leading to the palace, offers one of the best views in the city. At the minimum, stop for a photo and to enjoy the view before heading down to Trevi Fountain.
For a romantic (and inexpensive) evening, pack a couple of sandwiches and a bottle of vino and watch the sunset over the Vatican in the distance
Find it at Piazza del Quirinale, 00187 Roma
The view from the Palace piazza is free, although a tour of the palace grounds will cost a fee.
More info here.