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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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Escalator in a fortress

This medieval fortress is very interesting and historical. It's dimly lit appearance adds to the ambiance. This place is also a way up to the city's historical center. A series of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Tustin, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

This medieval fortress is very interesting and historical. It's dimly lit appearance adds to the ambiance. This place is also a way up to the city's historical center. A series of escalators in the fortress take you up without huffing and puffing, making it both interesting and functional.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

While in Perugia I lived near Piazza del Circo and studied at the University for Foreigners, meaning I had to take the Scale Mobili from the Rocca Paolina 1st least twice a day. And it's a really awesome and inventive way to get to the historical part of town, as well as a place for exibitions and galleries. It is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We were on our way to old town for dinner. Didn't know it but the parking garage recommended by our hotel put us at the bottom of a series of escalators. As we rode up the escalators we came out on one level which was inside of the old underground part of the town. Its a walk through history and... More 

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Richmond
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is an interesting site with layers of the history of Italy from ancient times to today. It would be more interesting with more descriptions for a self-guided tour.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

In Perugia you have to go to see this place...it is impressive and it is part of a beautiful walk that bring you to the old part of the city

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Went up some escalators and found myself inside a castle from the town hahaha! It was pretty cool and i mean that in a temperature sense as well when it was like 38 degrees outside and a liveable temperature inside

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Parking on the Piazzale dei Partigani automatically makes you taking the escalators to the city. When you do so, you pass the Rocca Paolina. These remains of the ancient city are well kept and they give you the feeling you truly walk around in ancient times.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The city center of Perugia is just different from other places in the world, pleasant to walk in and with incredible buildings to see all around, the Rocca Paulina was truly the cherry on the pie. You can go into this place free of charge through the electric stairs on the right of the Peffetura di Perugia building which is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I felt like a child in a playground! It's like feeling the Renaissance on your skin. What a pity it's been destroyed..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Though parts of this underground attraction are not kept up, we were excited to see something different after touring many churches and squares throughout Umbria. You can breeze right through here on the escalators that take you to the old center of Perugia, but it's worth your time to explore the little nooks and crannies. My daughter enjoyed imagining certain... More 

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