This castle was built in 1373 and was considered to be a part of evidence of Cardinal Aegidius Albornoz’s power and control. Major parts of the castle were destroyed in an uprising but its large walls remain even today and are visible externally. The best way to reach it is to go to the Piazza Partigiani’s underground parking and take an escalator from there. It is worth visiting for its remains and beauty.
The visit is divided into four sections:
- Era succeeding the construction of the fortress, late 15th to early 16th century.
- Construction of the tower.
- Fortress and city between 1540 and 1860.
- Destruction of fortress in the 19th century and annexation of Perugia to the Kingdom of Italy.
- Disable access available.
- Audio guide is available.
- Perugia card is accepted.
- Children up to 6 years of age have free entry.
- Bus 111, 114, H, I, TS
- Ristorante Altromondo
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95% of people who visit Perugia include Rocca Paolina in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
87.97% of people start their Rocca Paolina visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Rocca Paolina
50.22% of people prefer walking in order to reach Rocca Paolina
Amazing place to visit. This is truly unique in the world : the walls to protect the city were built around older buildings, absorbing them and thus creating an inside the wall city. Don't miss the Etruscan door and the small show with lights and sound. I entered the place through the small side door and the depth of the place can't do anything but surprise you
Wonderful walk through of the multi-level fortress under part of the old town portion of Perugia thoroughly made accessible by a system of escalators. Rare centuries-old treat with some signs and a looping video on an upper level. I thought there would be more kiosks/shops , bazaar style, throughout but perhaps that only happens on certain days. Much more massive and impressive than anticipated, worth a visit.
Cool (also as in temperature) place to explore in the middle of Perugia. Ones moment you're taking an escalator thinking you're in a subway station, and all of a sudden you're roaming around a medieval fortress! Next to the halls, corridors and arches there's a nice video exhibit about the city. You'll be able to find it by following the music sounding through the halls as soon as you enter, adding to the atmosphere. It is also a quick way to get to Piazza Italia, so that's a nice bonus.
A must see in my opinion, a medieval city underground still very recognisable beautifully lit and full of small exhibitions
Really enjoyed this area, fascinating history