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Corso Vannucci | Piazza Italia, Perugia, Italy
+39 075 572 8440
Ways to Experience Rocca Paolina
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 June 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...More

5  Thank marcyMontr_al
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I found the Rocca Paolina very interesting and it's crazy that it is not only free to go into bu that it is a normal thoroughfare to get in and out of the centro storico! Anyone who likes history will probably find it interesting and...More

2  Thank Ellie G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The unusual connection between the bus station and the old main square, allows a showcase of history. Despite the town not fully exploring the potential of that fantastic bit of Perugia, there's plenty to learn about it.

1  Thank Michael M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We basically stumbled on this site passing through from our parkade to the city centre. An incredible interesting place to visit and learn about

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Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

A fascinating place to visit. Not quite like anything you would see elsewhere. The video show showing aspects of the city's history is excellent and worth stopping to see

Thank peterrdodd
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Enchanting place which we stumble upon as we have not prepared any special plan for visiting Perugia. We took escalators to the historic center and suddenly found ourselves in a different time and place. Moder structures greatly attuned with historic walls and streets. Hauntingly beautiful!

1  Thank Coraxik
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

It is worth a visit if you are interested in the history of Perugia, there is a lot to see and learn about.

Thank Expedition551348
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Hundreds or thousands of people will pass through the Rocca Paolina, on the escalators taking you up to Corso Vannucci. However many will never discover the amazing history of this fortress. Do not miss this.

Thank loanesa
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Many towns in Umbria have a medieval castle high above the houses, often built by cardinal Albornoz. The one in Perugia is special in that it incorporated several older structures, which are still well visible, and that much of it was destroyed by angry citizens...More

Thank Coen M
Reviewed 23 July 2018

If you park in the Piazzale Partigiani car park near the bus station, a series of escalators take you to the heart of this area before you pop out to the piazza and old town. Rocca Paolina is a Renaissance fortress built in the 1500's...More

3  Thank ValerieJo18
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Found the pathways fascinating and a treat to see. But the piece de resistance was the sound and light show in one of the rooms. It was dazzling!

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Underground old city of Perugia. In 15 century mostly owed by richest Baglioni family in the Renaissance Perugia. Resulting of buildings built on each other in XII-XVI centuries. In 1540 Pope Paul III ordered to build a fortress ( Rocca Paolina) in this area. The...More

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27 December 2017|
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Response from holavie | Reviewed this property |
just walk in it's free
20 December 2017|
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Response from stefano s | Reviewed this property |
Just to look at the underground Rocca will take 15 minutes. It is free. It helps to be prepared and know what you are looking at. Often times there is also a section open as museum gallery to visit (usually also free of... More
6 September 2017|
Response from holavie | Reviewed this property |
if your bus is coming into pian massiano then the mini metro tram is right there. if you have any spare time Menchetti is there for lovely coffee and pastries