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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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I really didn`t understand or what was my problem

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Varkaus, Finland
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Varkaus, Finland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Rome, Italy
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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Leongatha
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48 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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Ames, Iowa, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Delft, The Netherlands
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50 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
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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Perugia, Italy
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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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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

With a friend from the local area we walked down into these tunnels at night. They are all lit up and have an air of mystery. With 6 kids tagging along we walked from room to room. We learned that this was the original streets of the medieval town centre. Then the Pope of 1300-something wanted to build on top,... More 

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York
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85 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

A strange castle which has an escalator inside it, leading to the main streets of centro storico. It's impressive from the outside and inside houses ancient ruins. A cool place to escape on a hot day but it is a little creepy.

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