Casa Rocca Piccola, Valletta

4.5
View a living museum within the only privately owned palace open to the public in town at Casa Rocca Piccola. Built in the 16th century for Don Pietro La Rocca, a knight of Malta, the home now acts as the ancestral gathering place of the 9th Marquis de Piro and his family. The home is still inhabited and hosts family get-togethers on holidays and other special occasions. Walk through its twelve rooms, including two dining rooms, a private family chapel, and a bedroom. Check out the archive room that contains family records and documents dating back to the 17th century. Take a guided tour to get a glimpse into the home's World War II history, when it protected over 100 people in its underground network of tunnels during the Nazi bombings. Use our Valletta online journey planner to visit Casa Rocca Piccola on your trip to Valletta, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Create an itinerary including Casa Rocca Piccola
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Casa Rocca Piccola Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
1,387 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • A private museum, which is not part of the museum card, but definitely worth the visit. The house can be visited only with the guide, since it is also the house where the owners sometimes live. Truly deserving.
    View original
  • We spent an hour here on the tour. The guide was very good and answered all my questions. The underground tunnels were very interesting. There are toilets on site but no cafe. The nine euro entry pric...  more »
Google
  • Wonderful that this lovely home is available for viewing by all. Superb historical legacy which ties into Malta's whole story.. Stunning pictures and furniture. Thank you.
  • A delightful house full of paintings and original furniture. The tour was pleasant taking 45 mins. I loved the garden with macaw and terrapins. An extra treat was seeing the current owner's Vintage Bentley in the garage underground.
Places to stay near Casa Rocca Piccola

Plan your trip to Valletta

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Valletta

View all >
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 2​h
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 2​h

Side trips from Valletta

2.9
Duration: 4​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min
3.9
Duration: 3​h
4.9
Duration: 4​h

Historic Sites in Valletta

View all >
4.6
Duration: 1​h
4.5
Duration: 30​min
4.4
Duration: 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h

Museums in Valletta

4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Valletta

4.3
Duration: 1​h
4.3
Duration: 2​h
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 1​h

Nearby attractions in Valletta

5.0
Duration: 3​h
5.0
Duration: 4​h
4.4
Duration: 30​min
4.1
Duration: 2​h
4.2
Duration: 2​h
4.5
Duration: 1​h
4.1
Duration: 1​h 30​min