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Address: 74 Triq Repubblika, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1117, Malta
Phone Number: 356 21221499
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Description: If you fancy seeing something a little bit different when visiting...
If you fancy seeing something a little bit different when visiting Valletta from the usual run of museums why not make it a point to go and see Casa Rocca Piccola. Often described as a ‘living museum’ Casa Rocca Piccola is the only privately owned palace open to the public in Valletta and has a fascinating variety of different things to see.Originally built in the 16th Century for Don Pietro La Rocca, a Knight of Malta, it is now the family ancestral home of the 9th Marquis de Piro and his family. On your visit you will be able to walk through twelve palatial rooms including the two Dining Rooms, (one for the summer and one for the winter!) as well as the Four Poster Bedroom, a private Family Chapel and an Archive room housing family documents of the de Piro family going back to the 17th Century.Guides will point out the interesting things to see such as an 18th Century golden Sedan Chair which was once carried around Valletta by Turkish slaves and the glass tumblers used to hold ice which had to be rowed all the way from Mount Etna in Sicily! There are literally hundreds of magnificent objects to see including modern paintings interspersed with the ancestral portraits of the Marquises de Piro and the Barons of Budach.Lastly but not least as part of your guided tour you will see a network of tunnels cut out from the rock under the house which were used as Bomb Shelters in World War 2. Over 100 people could be sheltered here from the Nazi bombs that poured on Valletta.There is a delightful souvenir shop in the Carriage Room of the house and a cosy Sicilian restaurant in the old kitchens.
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This place is one of the many testimonies to Malta's rich heritage.. but what make this unique is the family story. Generations of culture, traditions and story handed down from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This place is one of the many testimonies to Malta's rich heritage.. but what make this unique is the family story. Generations of culture, traditions and story handed down from generations to generations..such a long reach to the past. The connection is very evident even after all these years. Very interesting and educational.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Our tour guide was incredibly informative. This house has so many interesting artifacts, and the guides really seem to know about each item. From a Maltese chest board to photos of the Knights of St. John, you won't want to miss this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Do make time for a visit to Casa Rocca Piccola. The owners managed to preserve in marvelous condition important testimonials of their family and of Malta's rich history. Say hi to Kiku (the parrot in the patio)!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Lovely champagne tour with an interesting insight to Maltas history. The house has a good collection of Maltese furniture and paintings and the bomb shelter was worth a look

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Had a lovely couple of hours at Cassa Rocca whilst visiting Malta last week. The guided tour is highly recommended, this was my second visit and on both occasions the guides were excellent and added a great deal to the visit. All the staff are very friendly and helpful. The house is filled with intriguing collections and fascinating antiques. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This house, which has been in the same Maltese family for generations, offers many interesting objects for view in the rooms that we visited. However, what made the visit all the more special and enjoyable was the superb guide who combined deep knowledge, self-effacing wit, and natural charm to make this one of the best experiences we had in Malta.

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Interesting as a residence built in the 1500's, and a fascinating history. Our guide was exceptionally knowledgeable and enthusiastic about sharing his pride in Malta's history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We took the 10 AM tour and there were only four of us on the tour. Before the tour began, we were shown into the courtyard to wait. While we were there, the owner's pet parrot was brought down to his perch. Kiku also has a large cage up in the rooms included in the tour. The tour provided a... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Loved this tour. Wonderful to see the inside of one of these beautiful homes and the bomb shelter underneath.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The garden was pretty and we were entertained by the blue talking parrot and the terrapins and fish in the tiny pond there. The house was a curiosity with an eclectic mix of contents. The guide was interesting and informative and the Baron himself shuffled about and beamed at us all very affably as he fed the terrapins and chatted... More 

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Address: Address: 74 Triq Repubblika, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1117, Malta
Phone Number: 356 21221499
Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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