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“The original underground city!”
Review of Rocca Paolina

Rocca Paolina
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Reviewed June 1, 2012

On a hot sunny day, THE place to be! Medieval tunnels go on forever, in every direction and take you to different parts of the old town. Shops of chocolate, jewelry, bedding, meats etc. are set up here and there under the arches. Fun and enjoyable.

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Reviewed May 17, 2012

I always find it interresting to see how churches, towns and cities are built by layers, one over the other. In that respect, Naples is impressive. Here in Perugia, one tends to think that Rocca Paolina refers to the "underground city". In fact, the name was given to a fortress that once stood here. A fortress built by Pope Paul III, in the 16th century. Perugia had a reputation of housing some pretty nasty rebels and so the Pope needed to show who was in charge... He therefore built the Rocca Paolina fortress, right over the neighbourhoods of the major rebels lived ; before he had them executed.
The fortress was taken down around 1860 and restauration of the town below started around 1930.
The nicest way to discover this "underground city", is probably to park your car in the parking at the bottom of the hill ; and from there take the escalators that connect the parking to the city above. For these escalators take you through large parts of this "underground city".

Thank JRNParis
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Reviewed April 14, 2012

The underground world of Perugia... Beautiful and definitly worth a look

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Reviewed April 5, 2012

Breathtaking experience under the Perugia. Feel escaping from a castle with hidden paths.

Thank Giray G
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Reviewed March 13, 2012

A city under the city....a must.....Cool air in the summer, warm in the winter, use their close by parking garage

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