Rocca Paolina

Rocca Paolina, Perugia: Address, Phone Number, Rocca Paolina Reviews: 4.5/5

Rocca Paolina
4.5
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backpacker31
Boynton Beach, FL5,374 contributions
Subterranean World
Feb 2020 • Solo
What a wonderful surprise this underground city turned out to be. I accessed via the escalators adjacent to Provincia di Perugia (government building) in Piazza Italia. It felt like traveling from the 21st century back 2000 years. I explored all of the tunnels and rooms, admired some art that adorned the spaces here, visited a small museum (focused on earthquakes in the region), saw the remains of an ancient church and marveled at the fact that an entire city was built atop this sprawling subterranean world. From Rocca Paolina two sets of escalators can be reached - one heading up to Piazza Italia and one heading down towards Piazza Partigiani. There are other entry/exit points to nearby streets as well including Porta Marzia. Please note, the floors are uneven and can be slippery in places. Lightning isn’t the brightest (to be expected). Unfortunately I did not see any handicap accessibility. Entry is free.
Written 25 February 2020
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Richard W
Hamilton, Canada58 contributions
A hidden gem in plain view.
Nov 2019
If you're taking the escalators up to the old city, take a few minutes to explore the old fortress. There are some great exhibits. Be sure to watch the historical video.
Written 9 December 2019
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RonHPerth
Perth, Australia149 contributions
Don’t miss this
Nov 2019 • Couples
My personal favourite in Perugia and one of the most enjoyable and interesting sights I’ve seen so far in Italy.
I’m at a loss to understand why the Perugia guide sold by the local tourist office gives this fascinating place scant mention.
It seems to wind and twist forever so it does take a little time to have a proper look.
Don’t miss the very atmospheric video presentation, wonderful.
Written 27 November 2019
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Angel57
Essex UK1,550 contributions
Fascinating, don't miss.
Oct 2019 • Couples
It's really easy just to make your way eagerly up the escalators to the main city and overlook this gem but don't. Do spend the time to explore the area as it is really fascinating and atmospheric.
Written 25 October 2019
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Dernford
Blackwood, UK155 contributions
Magical
Oct 2019 • Couples
We were advised to visit this attraction by an American resident and so glad we did.
It is a fascinating walk through the heart of the old City and cleverly used as a pedestrian route to the modern city beyond the walls.
Written 19 October 2019
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ERIC W
Knoxville, TN4,208 contributions
Underground city
Sep 2019 • Couples
It’s an ancient medieval underground city that seems to wind itself on forever. Tons of separate rooms and hallways. Free to enter and well worth checking out
Written 26 September 2019
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Luiz C
Cascais, Portugal348 contributions
Unbelievable
Jul 2019
Imagine an underground Medieval city with streets wide enough for a carriage. `Be sure to visit this unique plac
Written 5 September 2019
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WingWingOne
London, UK625 contributions
Great
Aug 2019 • Family
This is a Nice underground castle part with lots of free information, some art work and some galleria s
Easy accessable by automatic escalators
Certainly worth a stroll through
Written 24 August 2019
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Bruno Z
World242 contributions
Amazing underground city
Jul 2019 • Family
The place is beautiful. It is so old and you can see how it aged. There are nice places to see and you always have a street musician playing. There is also a video of how the city came to be. Highly advisable.
Written 6 August 2019
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David B
Leeds, UK237 contributions
Underground experience
Jun 2019
We found this by accident having taken a wrong turn somewhere. there is a escalator system from lower area to the top. we took the escalator up andd found this underground city. It consists of previous buildings that have been build on top of. there area statues, shops and other interesting items to view. i was blown away with this and went back another to full explore. A not to be missed experience.
Written 28 July 2019
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