Casa Rocca Piccola
Casa Rocca Piccola (74 Republic Street, Valletta) – this is a 16th century palace and home of the noble de Piro family. This is the only private palazzo that’s open to the public in Valletta. Casa Rocca Piccola has over 50 rooms, the majority of which are open for viewing. Over the years it has opened new rooms to the tours and are continuing to do so. The World War II Air Raid Shelters (a network of underground tunnels) have provided a dramatic and exciting addition to the tours of the house. There’s also a newly opened Gallery, where local painters and artisans can exhibit their works.
The value of Casa Rocca Piccola lies in its ability to provide unique historical evidence into the customs and traditions of the Maltese nobility over the last 400 years. You can also see a collection of furniture, silver and paintings that add to the aesthetic riches of this country.
Hours: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (daily, except for Sundays and holidays). Tours: €9 (adult), €5 (students). Free for children under 14 years.