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Rocca Paolina

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Address: Corso Vannucci | Piazza Italia, Perugia, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0755728440
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Daily life, art and history

Unbelievable place trasmitting a strange feeling: a mixture of daily life experience, artistic expression and hystorical struggles. My best compliment to the Administration... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Milan, Italy

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Milan, Italy
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Unbelievable place trasmitting a strange feeling: a mixture of daily life experience, artistic expression and hystorical struggles. My best compliment to the Administration because it is a clean place were every day a lot of people are walking in any direction.The escalators are an outstanding solution to reach the top of Perugia and at the same time are perfectly integrated... More 

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Barletta, Italy
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a nice historical place. It gets more interesting when there are cultural/commercia events (e.g. "mercatini di Natale")

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Canberra, Australia
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled on these cellars and underground walkways quite by accident - we were following people down the escalators to get to the lower roads. This area formed the lower part of the old castle that has been repurposed as an underground access way between upper and lower parts of the old town. It is fascinating walking around. Not many... More 

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Maryland
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39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed near the foot of the escalators up to the historical town. As I went up I passed through various areas and determined the next day I'd explore them. You can go from room to another area to another passageway. It was fascinating that this is below the current town, which in and of itself is old. After wandering... More 

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Houston, Texas
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40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

A stop down the escalators to see the old town ruins is well worth the trip if you're already in Perugia. However, the beauty is somewhat marred by the numerous little booths that now pack the old streets.

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Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Perugia is an interesting place. For Australians that enjoy an early dinner, know that restaurants only open at 7:00 pm. We lived on 'pizza by the slice' and gelato as these outlets were the only ones open.

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Magnetic Island, Australia
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92 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

What a surprise it was to find a whole maze of tunnels underground. When you reach the top of walls you think that is the end of the medi-evil history, it was torn down and the brick or stones recycled into building of a different generation. But if you decend the escalators near the hotel you will be amazed at... More 

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Bucks County, PA
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137 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Entry is from an unmarked stairwell on the main street of the hill top, or from a landing off of the escalator that runs up this side of the town. There is a gallery and market that has taken over a good chunk of the space, but still fun to explore the nooks and crannies in the maze of corridors... More 

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Perth
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49 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

This is an amazing place as you walk up the actual street with buildings leading off it. It is so interesting to see how far beneath the present street level the mediaeval city was. When I first visited Perugia in 1972 this area was seldom open to the public and you entered through an Etruscan gateway. Now it is part... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Amazing way of preserving history while combining with technology. The escalators up to the centre are built into it.

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