Casa Rocca Piccola, Valletta

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View a living museum within the only privately owned palace open to the public in town at Casa Rocca Piccola. Built in the 16th century for Don Pietro La Rocca, a knight of Malta, the home now acts as the ancestral gathering place of the 9th Marquis de Piro and his family. The home is still inhabited and hosts family get-togethers on holidays and other special occasions. Walk through its twelve rooms, including two dining rooms, a private family chapel, and a bedroom. Check out the archive room that contains family records and documents dating back to the 17th century. Take a guided tour to get a glimpse into the home's World War II history, when it protected over 100 people in its underground network of tunnels during the Nazi bombings. Use our Valletta online journey planner to visit Casa Rocca Piccola on your trip to Valletta, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • A private museum, which is not part of the museum card, but definitely worth the visit. The house can be visited only with the guide, since it is also the house where the owners sometimes live. Truly deserving.
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  • We spent an hour here on the tour. The guide was very good and answered all my questions. The underground tunnels were very interesting. There are toilets on site but no cafe. The nine euro entry pric...  more »
  • The tour of casa rocca picolla was great. It's a living museum as such as it is privately owned and possibly still lived in but is one of the great 'small' palaces owned by the nobles that tells of th...  more »
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  • Wonderful that this lovely home is available for viewing by all. Superb historical legacy which ties into Malta's whole story.. Stunning pictures and furniture. Thank you.
  • A delightful house full of paintings and original furniture. The tour was pleasant taking 45 mins. I loved the garden with macaw and terrapins. An extra treat was seeing the current owner's Vintage Bentley in the garage underground.
  • Worth a visit. A lovely Maltese house. You can see with 10 euros entrance and guide included a Maltese traditional house from inside!
  • Current owner was our tour guide and was insightful. Tour lasts about 45 minutes to an hour. You get to see the interior of the Maltese mansion. Not recommended for young kids as several were bored and an annoyance to others in the group.
  • I was walking past this place and you could immediately notice the guards stationed outside like in Buckingham palace. I myself was lucky enough to see an envoy leaving the palace and it is something that I will remember for a long time.
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