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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. To visit Casa Rocca Piccola and other attractions in Valletta, use our Valletta itinerary planner.
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  • We had walked past the villa a couple of times during the week and were a bit concerned that the kids would find it a bit dull. Tales of the Parrot who is on twitter, the 100 person strong war shelter...  more »
  • If you go to Valletta, a place not to be missed. beautiful typical House of Malta with explanations very clear
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  • One of the most authentic house-museums - the family is descending from one of the first crusaders that came to Malta. The descendants still live in the family house today. You see it in the rooms. It...  more »
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  • Casa rocca piccola is a gem in Valletta. The owner gave us the tour of his beautiful house, explaining the history of Malta and the one of his family. It's was extremely interesting.
  • 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.
  • This home has lots of antique books, paintings, and furniture. The underground bomb shelter is impressively large. I was greeted by a parrot.
  • The tour folks are great.
  • Impeccably kept historic noble house with a really fascinating tour. The underground war shelters are a great bonus!