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Casa Rocca Piccola, Valletta

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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. To visit Casa Rocca Piccola and other attractions in Valletta, use our Valletta itinerary planner.
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  • This beautiful palace is also a family home and its eclectic collections reflect the passions of the previous and present occupants. The tour takes you through 12 of the 52 rooms, also the beautiful g...  read more »
  • It is a 400 year old House, perfectly preserved. There is a guided tour that explains all the House, to which belonged, curiosities about the place, but they don't offer it in Spanish, but they still give you a sheet translated into several languages. The guide was very good and explains everything perfectly. There is a shelter for the bombs of the second world war. There is a quiet inner courtyard where there is a parrot that you can "chat". It is certainly a curious place which will not leave disappointed.
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  • The guided tour of this lovely old house was fascinating, when strolling through Valetta one passes many lovely old houses & it was nice to actually see inside one & stand in one of the glassed in bal...  read more »
  • Four of us popped in on a Saturday (mid April) around 7pm without a reservation, were shown to a table (tables quite spaced and 'private' by Maltese standards) and within a minute were served our drinks. Wine list surprisingly not on the expensive side. Food ordered was served fast too. Most had different cuts of steak, and was cooked as instructed, including the standard sauces. When a Sicilian offers you the Caponata, you take the Caponata. This was taken as the main's side dish, and was beyond perfect. Desserts seems to be 'fatti in casa', been a while since I had a Millefoglie this good.
  • You should visit this house to get impression about life in the past. Above and under ground.
  • The tour folks are great.
  • The voice of the lady of the he informative and enjoyable
  • Impeccably kept historic noble house with a really fascinating tour. The underground war shelters are a great bonus!
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