Casa Rocca Piccola, Valletta

4.5
View a living museum within the only privately owned palace open to the public in town at Casa Rocca Piccola. Built in the 16th century for Don Pietro La Rocca, a knight of Malta, the home now acts as the ancestral gathering place of the 9th Marquis de Piro and his family. The home is still inhabited and hosts family get-togethers on holidays and other special occasions. Walk through its twelve rooms, including two dining rooms, a private family chapel, and a bedroom. Check out the archive room that contains family records and documents dating back to the 17th century. Take a guided tour to get a glimpse into the home's World War II history, when it protected over 100 people in its underground network of tunnels during the Nazi bombings. Use our Valletta online journey planner to visit Casa Rocca Piccola on your trip to Valletta, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Guided tour was interesting. Insight into domestic life of the rather well-to-do in Valetta.Good collection of paintings,  more »
  • If you want to see old portraits of Grand Masters, talk to a parrot and see how it was like to stay in a WW2 bomb shelter, you can do all of these and much more at Casa Rocca Piccola. There are hourly...  more »
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  • It's someones house and to be honest, getting a bit weary of traipsing around these unless it's something special. Guide was informative, and there were some interesting works of art inside. The shelter beneath was quite surprising in its scale. Pride of place goes to the parrot
  • We had a great guide. The house itself is amazing
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