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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  • Situated three quarters of the way down Republic Street heading towards Fort St Elmo you will find a delightful gem from the past. Casa Rocca Piccola is the 16th century home of a Noble Maltese family...  more »
  • We enjoy visiting stately homes, and Casa Rocca Piccola, hidden in the narrow streets of Valletta, did not disappoint. It quickly became apparent that our guide was in fact the owner of the house, Nic...  more »
  • European travel often includes visits to cathedrals and castles - I find it is a nice change of pace to visit the homes of nobility that offer a slightly different perspective and a peek into the way ...  more »
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  • A great insight into Maltese culture. From what I could gather the current owner/occupier of the house is a historian so there was also lots of interesting info about Maltese history. Great art, ornaments and furniture to look at. Very useful to be given a guided tour. So much more personal and interactive than an audio guide.
  • Amazing experience. Our tour was fully booked so they split us into two groups and our guide was the current owner of the house. Totally worth the ticket price!
  • Nice little museum and palace. It shows the life of a Maltese noble family, which I found to be a quite interesting aspect. Guided tours are included and are recommended.
  • Amazing house and guided tour. Well worth the price of entry. You’ll learn some interesting Maltese history as well as about the house itself
  • I enjoyed the tour very much. There are yours every hour. You can only go with a guide since the noble family resides on the second floor. Our guide was very nice and made the experience educational and fun. The tickets costs €9.
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