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Corso Vannucci | Piazza Italia, Perugia, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

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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 9 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

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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

Thank TanyaUsh
Reviewed 14 June 2018

I suggest not only exploring on foot but also get to know a bit of the history. There are apparently different versions of it as this was part of a fortress, which means there were conflicts ... There is one room where there is a...More

Thank Monica D
Reviewed 31 May 2018

I had a hard time finding this place while walking around town. I then saw a review on TripAdvisor that mentioned the entrance was across from the Hotel Brufani, so I was able to visit this amazing place. It is the remains of a fortress...More

1  Thank MVPinBoynton
Reviewed 26 May 2018

The medieval street of Via Baglioni survived the destruction of a large part of the City in the1540s to build the Rocca and the Rocca's subsequent demolition in the 1800s. Now underground, it is a fascinating and atmospheric remnant of Perugia which has been cleverly...More

1  Thank Ian M
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27 December 2017|
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Response from holavie | Reviewed this property |
just walk in it's free
19 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