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 friend recommended this tour to me and if you love this kind of thing, you will enjoy this! Be sure to descend into the bomb shelter! A very eerie feeling to think of being there without the lights!  more »
  • Superb guided tour which gave a superb insight into the lives of past and present noble families. Lots of interesting facts, rooms and objects. Concludes with a very steep set of steps into the former...  more »
  • Interesting House., has its name thanks to an Italian Admiral of the order of san Juan. Palace with history and illustrate a bit of antiquity and history of the country. The price of the ticket €9 has seemed excessive.
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  • 马耳他对外开放的贵族豪宅并不多,这一处是瓦莱塔最精彩的贵族豪宅博物馆。其中还有大量主人的各种收藏,特别是英国王室给他们的礼物和信函,这些都在展示主人高贵的身份,也让这个家族博物馆有更高的含金量。非常喜欢这里,有机会再瓦莱塔,该来这里看看,了解马耳他的过去,特别是贵族的历史和过去生活的状态。 There are few Noble house open to public inMalta, here is one of them in Valletta, the aristocratic luxury, which is Valletta's most exciting aristocratic mansion museum. There is also a large collection of the host , especially gifts and letters given to them by the British royal family, all of which demonstrate the noble status of the owner and give the family museum a higher gold content. I really like here and anyone have the chance to visit Valletta, you should not miss this place.
  • Great tour guide and very helpful to explain life in Valetta over several centuries. Brought helpful context to make the visit here even more interesting.
  • Very interesting Tour about the Past of Malta. The Tour Guide is pretty amazing and he is one of the descendants of the former house owners. At the end of the tour you can visit one of the first Bomb Shelters. Outside in the waiting area is a Parrot to talk to.
  • A must see if you have the chance to visit and interested in historical/knights history - as for Mr De Piro by name.
  • Nice old house which still in use, interesting guided tour through the rooms, reflecting older days. High light is the garden with the entrance to the bomb shelter. Recommended!

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Where to stay in Valletta

The small city of Valetta offers fewer lodging options than some of Malta's larger cities, but accommodations include everything from upscale hotels to less-expensive guesthouses. Stay in the city center at one of several old-fashioned hotels to be in close proximity to sights like St. Johns Co-Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, multiple museums, and a wide variety of restaurants. One fun option involves renting traditional Valletta houses that have been converted into rental properties and date back to the time of the Knights of Malta. Smaller bed and breakfasts are dispersed throughout the city. Book well in advance to avoid high prices.
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