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Rocca Paolina, Perugia
Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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. Make Rocca Paolina a part of your Perugia vacation plans using our Perugia travel itinerary maker.
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vedere una città sotterranea sotto un altra citta' e' una cosa veramente insolita, e' tutta da scoprire. ci si arriva arriva con le scale mobili da piazza dei Partigiani. Perugia è una città veramente... read more »see an underground city under another city is something really unusual, it's waiting to be discovered. You can get comes with escalators from piazza dei Partigiani. Perugia is a city very unusual, which hides these treasures.show original
Molto interessante visitare la "Perugia sotterranea", accessibile tramite le scale mobili di Piazza Partigiani o Piazza Italia, si trova proprio al centro della città. Posto che merita di essere visit... read more »Very interesting to visit the "Perugia", accessible via the escalators of Piazza Partigiani or Italy Square, is located right in the city centre. Place that deserves to be visited, I recommend it.show original
vestige étonnant avec une belle reconversion contemporaine. Et les escalators sont plus que les bienvenus à Perugia!amazing remnant with a beautiful contemporary conversion. And the escalators are more than welcome in Perugia!show original
MICHELE CaligianaBeautiful. Magical historical overlaps. You walk between the walls (what's left) of the medieval quarter of Baglioni. At one time in the open air. Only suggestionsshow original
Marco calvinigreat city, great place to visitshow original
Marco pagaOld fortress of the popes, partially undergroundshow original
Nicola PallozziThen the atmosphere is magnificent feels a whole medieval aura, always cool even in summer. You just have to try to go to visit it during typical manifestations that take place with annual, otherwise it may seem "bare". If you visit Perugia you cannot but do not see it!show original
Martin MasciA beautiful piece of history in the heart of Perugia. Nice mix of old and new.show original
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