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Casa Rocca Piccola

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If you fancy seeing something a little bit different when visiting Valletta go to Casa Rocca Piccola. Often described as a ‘living museum’ it is the only privately owned palace open to the public in the city. Built over 400 years ago for a Knight of...more
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74 Republic Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1117, Malta
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 17 October 2007

We went well out of season - so things might be different in the summer. The house is still lived in and you are guided round by an elderly gentleman, who turned out to be the owner. Because it's the house he grew up in...More

9  Thank Heatherdel
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 3 September 2014

The best part of the attraction (other than the parrot Kiku III) was the tour guide who was very informative and friendly. She lead us around the house pointing out important parts of the rooms and disseminating interesting facts about the family - she was...More

3  Thank SmithyMJ
MartinMalta, Manager at Casa Rocca Piccola, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2014

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your review and your comments about the guide. You are right that many of the items on show tell a story about the current family but there are many things here that you can't see anywhere else on the island...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the house of a wealthy family of Valletta with a long history in the building. Tours leave on the hour and cover all of one floor which is set up as the museum with a great range of history items and pictures. The...More

Thank rmhMelbourne
martart-ve, Front Office Manager at Casa Rocca Piccola, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for your kind review!

Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a beautiful old house - take the tour to make the most of it as it is very informative. The family still live there and they are trying to maintain the integrity of the building for future generations to enjoy.

Thank BarnackSteph
martart-ve, Front Office Manager at Casa Rocca Piccola, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear visitor, thanks for visiting us!

Reviewed 6 days ago

I really enjoyed this tour because it gave us some insight into the lives of the people. I even learned that to thank people the Pope used to give them one of his bedroom slippers. (They had three in the display cases.) Especially appreciated the...More

Thank LJD423
martart-ve, Front Office Manager at Casa Rocca Piccola, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for visiting us!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The great attraction of this smallish house ( one of few in Valetta to have a garden) is that it is still lived in and has a most eclectic collection of family treasures wheerver you look. We had a superb guide who added to the...More

Thank 654GregP654
martart-ve, Front Office Manager at Casa Rocca Piccola, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

A gem in the stone...thanks for your kindly review!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Casa Rocca Piccola is so called because it formed part of a larger town house of the 16th Century, constructed when Valletta itself was built. In spite of its name, it is still a palace, fully furnished in period furniture, paintings, ceramics etc that give...More

Thank Charles S
martart-ve, Front Office Manager at Casa Rocca Piccola, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Happy that you enjoyed our tour. Thanks for your kindly review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this gem on TripAdvisor, was one of the few places I visited during short 4 day stay. Engaging and informative tour guide, amazing experience. Will visit again if ever back to Malta.

Thank alaskanka
martart-ve, Front Office Manager at Casa Rocca Piccola, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for included Casa Rocca on your top list!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This house is still used as a home and after 500 years in good shape. Cannot wander on your own - tour obligatory. The tour guide was a very knowledgeable young gentleman who provided a wider picture, not just descriptions of the property. The courtyard...More

Thank Vesna M
martart-ve, Front Office Manager at Casa Rocca Piccola, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Happy that you enjoyed our tour. Thanks for your kindly review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having read the reviews and then finding ourselves outside we booked a tour. A fascinating way to spend an hour. The tour guide was knowledgable and entertaining. We learnt not only about the house but history of Malta. Meeting the parrot Kiku in the garden...More

Thank janb02
martart-ve, Front Office Manager at Casa Rocca Piccola, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

And thanks to you for visiting us, such an amazing review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an excellent tour during our visit to Valletta in October 2018. Lots to see inside the house, including the air raid shelter underneath. Staff very friendly and the tour that showed us the house hugely knowledgeable.

Thank BorisUK2000
martart-ve, Front Office Manager at Casa Rocca Piccola, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting us and glad that you enjoyed our tour!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A guided tour is included with the entry fee, which brings some of the house details to life during the visit. Apparently the only house in Valletta to have a private garden, due to laws from the past around water preservation. Lots of interesting bits...More

Thank nigelp746
martart-ve, Front Office Manager at Casa Rocca Piccola, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

A much loved family home welcome all visitors in Valletta. Thanks for your review!

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vivash
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Response from MartinMalta | Property representative |
Yes. The restaurant in the building is called La Giara and opens at 11am for lunch and dinner. There are bathrooms in the restaurant.
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