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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. 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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  • OK, it was a cold day choice, but well worth it. Lovely artefacts in beautiful settings, great Venetian chandeliers, poignant air raid cellars (saddened by current Ukrainian savagery). Helpful staff.....  more
    OK, it was a cold day choice, but well worth it. Lovely artefacts in beautiful settings, great Venetian chandeliers, poignant air raid cellars (saddened by current Ukrainian savagery). Helpful staff.....  more »
  • 9€ per person is not cheap but probably worth it. The house has faded grandeur and it’s owner does some of the tours. It does have a lot of gathered memorabilia and even a parrot who waves to you in.....  more
    9€ per person is not cheap but probably worth it. The house has faded grandeur and it’s owner does some of the tours. It does have a lot of gathered memorabilia and even a parrot who waves to you in.....  more »
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  • A fun and different attraction- the palace looks like the family just left, making it easy to envision was life was like there. Very quirky and eclectic. Accompanied by a parrot in the courtyard and an old WWII bomb shelter, this experience offers a variety of perspectives and reflections. There are periodic guided tours in English and a free app where you can read about each room as you go. Really fun and a good price.
  • Recommend to go there alone to have enough time to check the historical collections. You can use audio guide. You will enjoy!

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