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One of the few times the Parliament opens its doors to a photographer to show many of the places where Italian political life is shaped.
The Palazzo Montecitorio is a palace in Rome, seat of the Italian Chamber of Deputies. The palace was built in the XVII century for the Pope's family with the design of Bernini. When Rome became the capital of Italy, in 1870, the palace, modified several times, was converted into the Parliament. Today, 630 'onorevoli' (members of the Parliament) meet in the palace, where they not only seat in the Chamber, but also eat and drink in bars and restaurant, read in the dedicated rooms, attend conference and meetings, and can also get hair and beard trimmed or relax in the sauna (one of women one for men).