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“Going through Rocca Paolina” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rocca Paolina

Rocca Paolina
Corso Vannucci | Piazza Italia, Perugia, Italy
+39 0755728440
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Ranked #8 of 62 Attractions in Perugia
Type: Castles, Cultural
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King of Prussia, PA
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“Going through Rocca Paolina”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Rocca Paolina is such an interesting, cool place to go through with the escalator built within it. While walking underground, one gets to see the remains of medieval times. From the outside, it is visible from many areas and is quite impressive.

Visited April 2014
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“A Look Back in Time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

This was thoroughly enjoyable for two reasons. First, it was great to literally walk through the ruins on ancient times. They are very well preserved, with a few rooms off to the side -- some of which are used as places to present shows etc. Second, within this "rock" are a series of escalators which transport you up and down Perugia. Wonderful! Effortless!

Visited November 2013
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Perugia, Italy
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“Impressive!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is the remains of a part of Perugia which was destroyed by the then pope for the purpose of providing foundations for the fortifications that the same pope built in about 1540. It is possible to walk through the partially restored foundations and see the building structures which remain. The papal fortress above was destroyed in the 19th century.

Visited April 2013
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Genoa, Italy
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“Cavernous!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Rocca Paolina can be accessed from Piazza Italia and Via Masi across from Hotel Brufani Palace. I thought I was going to an underground shopping center, but it's far more interesting-cavernous rooms from the past with a very eerie feeling. By taking the first free escalator down you can walk through the caves and out to Porta Mariza-this is the most interesting area. You can return to the second escalator and continue down a series of escalators, but it's not near as interesting as at the bottom of the first escalator from Piazza Italia. It's free and there are several security cameras and occasional "police" to watch over activities, so it seems very safe. It was very unexpected and I really enjoyed walking through this area. Of course this isn't a new construction project, so expect uneven bricks in the street and watch your step. Recommended if you are strolling the nearby Piazza Italia for a 20 minute visit.

Visited October 2013
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“Rocca Paolina”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

My first impression of "the rock" were feelings of mystery and magic. Its medieval history is most impressive and despite its cavernous nature feels safe in part due to sentinels who keep vigil over the tourists.

Visited September 2013
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