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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!
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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 charge).
Occasionally the underground space is also used as a “market” to enjoy visiting and do some shopping of local products.