Casa Rocca Piccola is a palace in Valletta in Malta, the home of the aristocratic family de Piro.
Built in the 16th century for Don Pietro La Rocca, a knight of the Order of Malta, today it is the property of the Marquis de Piro family. Casa Rocca Piccola has over 50 rooms, most of which are open to visitors. There are, among others, twelve palace rooms, including two living rooms, one of which is for summer and one for the winter.
You can also visit a four-poster bedroom, a private chapel and a network of underground corridors and tunnels cut in the rock. One of the tunnels leads to a cave that was used during the Second World War as a refuge for over 100 people during the bombardment. The second tunnel leads to a room used as a private shelter for the family. At the back of the building is a walled garden with orange trees.
Casa Rocca Piccola opening hours
Monday – Saturday: 10.00-17.00
Tours taking place on the hour. Last tour starts at 16.00.
Tours are in English with script translations available in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Polish, Romanian, Japanese, Hungarian, Lithuanian and Dutch.
Children under 14: free.
Casa Rocca Piccola
74 Republic Street,
Valletta, VLT 1117, Malta
Tel: (+356) 21 221 499
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