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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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We found this by accident by going down the escalator by our Hotel which is above it...we first noticed it by walking in the park above ground at night. There are lit areas on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We found this by accident by going down the escalator by our Hotel which is above it...we first noticed it by walking in the park above ground at night. There are lit areas on the ground in the shape of a circle thats when we notice the underground of what seemed to be another Ancient town....Then the next day we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We came across this fort almost by chance, which acts as a cut through, escalator route. Lots of dark rooms for inexplicable purpose. You might find an exhibition here. We didn't. Free. 2wanderers.com

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I do not know what I expected, but I'm certainly not this. Beautiful , labyrinthine alleys in the old fortress , with no more info . Empty space nicely and well cared for . A few cannon or a statue here and there. In the end, slidingstairs to the old town. Wasn`t disoppointment, but nothing so special I waited.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Just going up and up and up through the old Rocca itself is an amazing experience. Then upon arrival, the little park and the panoramic view of the city is lovely. The entire pedestrian area is also lovely if you like shopping. It open and welcoming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Perugia is the city on hill, and Rocca Paolina is amazing experience because you can pass through the Rocca, and at the same time through the hill, by foot and by escalator from bottom to top of for few minutes.... When you go out on the top, you will come into the old city of Perugia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Tremendous opportunity to walk through a recovered medieval city! The area is also used for markets and displays.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I am on an escalator then I am being raised up into an under world of catacombs. This area is not only the way to get from the lower part of Perugia to the top, it is a fascinating destination. Leading up to Christmas the Rocca is full of craft and art stalls of a high quality making it an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

A series of constructions and destructions over time can be read in these magnificently weird and mysterious underground spaces.. A medieval neighborhood, probably based on ancient foundations, is buried inside a pope's defensive fortress ... Evocative and mysterious, and beautifully restored and lit, it also contains several exhibition spaces. Children too will be fascinated by the Rocca Paolina.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

When you just take the escalator from the parking or the bus station, it looks interesting. But when you read the history is becomes intriguing. Great what Perugia did with this part of town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

See the old neighborhood of the Baglioni while you ride escalators to and from the historic center. Yes, escalators. Perugia's been trying to keep cars out of the center, and the escalators as well as the minimetrò are a way of getting people in without their cars.

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