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How to visit Montecitorio

There are several ways of visiting the Chamber of Deputies.

The Open-door Day at Montecitorio

The Open-door Day at Montecitorio, which usually take place on the first Sunday of the month, allow citizens to visit, without the need to book in advance, the most important part of the building, including the plenary hall, the wide open hallway known as the "Corridor of lost steps" (also called the "Transatlantic") and the main reception rooms. During the visit, a guide will point out the main items of historical and political interest in the building. In the past five years, more than 70,000 people have visited Montecitorio and viewed its collection of art treasures in this way.

Exhibitions and cultural initiatives

Many exhibitions are held every year on the premises of the Chamber of Deputies. Since 1994, thousands of visitors every month have had free access to the exhibition areas set up in Montecitorio, the Vicolo Valdina complex and Palazzo del Seminario. For the most part, the exhibitions are of artistic works, but have also been dedicated to other themes such as photography, technology and philately. The Vicolo Valdina buildings also host several cultural initiatives that seek to maintain a constant dialogue between citizens and the institutions of the state, while making the best possible use of the cultural treasures of the Chamber of Deputies and encouraging people to enjoy them.

School visits

Visits by schoolchildren are particularly welcome. Guided school tours of Montecitorio are available for pupils (from fifth primary year up). The visit, during which the chief historical and architectural features of the building are shown, follows a planned route and includes all the most important areas in which parliamentary life is conducted. All participants receive teaching and educational material.