Rocca Paolina, Perugia

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Visit the historic streets and ruins that lie beneath Perugia at Rocca Paolina. Here, a fortress was built in the 16th century at the behest of Pope Paul II. It was constructed over the part of town where powerful rebels lived as a symbol of papal power. The fortress was demolished after Italy annexed the area, and new buildings were erected in its place. Take the escalator to see what remains of the fortress and the medieval neighborhood it was built on. Wander the centuries-old streets, stand where the homes of the powerful Baglioni family once were, and soak up the somewhat eerie atmosphere. This space is often used for cultural events, so be on the lookout for any art shows. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Rocca Paolina and many more Perugia attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Perugia trip builder tool .
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  • A place definitely worth visiting because very charming and unique. It was refreshing to see in one room an audiovisual installation art of the city of Perugia. It would be appropriate to further enhance this site which is neglected in many parts, and that might be a suitable place to dance and theatre performances and concerts.
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  • Rocca Paolina is a very impressive underground city, beautiful structure. Is very interesting walking through medieval history in the low light.  more »
  • Don't miss this opportunity to step back in time. An amazing undertaking to build something so functional and durable in the days before modern engineering and big earthmovers. There was an excellent ...  more »
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  • What can I say about this historical edifice that has not been said. Alluring and full of nooks and crannies. Positively illuminating space with dark secrets of the past. A must see.
  • Beautiful piece of history. Make sure and watch the artistic film coveting the history of La Rocca. It is beautiful and a fun experience.
  • It was nice. Has a feel of discovering a subterranean fort. Also a good way to get up into the city center.
  • Fascinating of rather dark remains of a fortress. Quite a lot of interesting information. Well worth a wander
  • If you love to this cover history and love Italy welcome!

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