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Corso Vannucci | Piazza Italia, Perugia, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 27 April 2018

Standing in front of the Hotel Bufani, you will see, across the street, a sign for the Rocca Paolina. Go down the escalator and wander through the beautiful caverns, stop and watch the (10 minute) arte-video that takes you through the history of Perugia in...More

1  Thank Dorothy M
Reviewed 24 April 2018

In a busy thoroughfare, between escalators, you will find what is effectively an archaeological site, with little alleyways, rooms and medieval tiled floors. There are shops, art displays and a first rate AV presentation on the city's history. And all without graffiti, litter or drop-outs!...More

Thank Sheena B
Reviewed 19 April 2018

The series of escalators throughout Perugia are a lifesaver and a must to learn. But difficult to understand since there are no explanations or signage. Still, once you master them you can get out of the tourist-choked area and visit the local neighborhoods. FYI, a...More

Thank Plunkett07
Reviewed 27 March 2018

This was a hidden surprise in Perugia. The mix between today's escalators and the ruins from a long time ago. Diffidently worth the time .

Thank pint38
Reviewed 16 March 2018

Rocca Paolina is a very impressive underground city, beautiful structure. Is very interesting walking through medieval history in the low light.

Thank Luce-Rok
Reviewed 15 March 2018

Don't miss this opportunity to step back in time. An amazing undertaking to build something so functional and durable in the days before modern engineering and big earthmovers. There was an excellent film that runs continuously, it's a bit abstract and far to loud, but...More

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ana812017
27 December 2017|
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Response from holavie | Reviewed this property |
just walk in it's free
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amenadeo
19 December 2017|
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Response from holavie | Reviewed this property |
about an hour. but then I have young kids who got a bit stir crazy
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njreleford
5 September 2017|
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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
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