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Rocca Paolina

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Address: Corso Vannucci | Piazza Italia, Perugia, Italy
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going back in time

I cannot but imagine how it must have been walking through those little streets in normal medieval daytime...

Reviewed 6 days ago
Laura V
Perugia, Italy
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Perugia, Italy
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I cannot but imagine how it must have been walking through those little streets in normal medieval daytime...

Thank Laura V
Rhodes, Greece
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Incredible underground city!!Majestic very well restored!A unique visit not to miss!There is avery practical way to visit the ancient city by using underground escalators!Car parks are out of the old city but well accessed by escalators!

Thank 753pavlina
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating to see how the Rocca Paolina was built right on top of the town, you can walk the streets and see tower houses and imagine how life was here before they decided to build on top of it...

Thank susieq298
Brasov, Romania
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

alazing and unbelievable construction for the time it was buil, pitty there are no coffee places, recomand to visit

Thank Lana_bv
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rocca Paolina is what remained of a medieval fortress built by the Popes. Not exactly a basement but rather the foundation walls. You can get there by taking an escalator located at the beginning of Corsa Pietro Vannucci south of Piazza Italia.

Thank Ron S
Sofia, Bulgaria
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426 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

this is a breathtaking culture attraction, keeping the history and spirit of several dramatic changes in the past of Perugia, a must see for passionate tourists

Thank Dimitar G
Chicago, Illinois
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Not to be missed! It is free and was quite spectacular! We were in town for several days and walked right by it many times. We would never have realised it was there if I had not checked the top ten things to do in Perugia! There was a nice little market set up in a section of the underground... More 

1 Thank Linda H
Rome, Italy
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46 reviews
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Numerous streets of the ancient city are preserved in their entirety underground. Quite an up-hill hike, easy, but perhaps not for the elderly or people that are not walkers. Nice and cool.

1 Thank AliceBandB
Patagonia, Argentina
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 February 2017

A mix between the past and the present, easy for visiting. Each place in Perugia is amazing. In the city centro you can feel like you are in the past!!!

Thank VictorDomingo
Perugia, Italy
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43 reviews
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

Really strange to get on an escalator and rise into the underground town built there. The town above wasn't exactly built on this so much as the lower town was excavated then lined with bricks. They do all sorts of things/expos down there out of the heat. Well worth wandering round!

Thank Robin P

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