Visit at Casa Rocca Piccola – Tour through history

Casa Rocca Piccola

Casa Rocca Piccola is a museum palace of a noble Maltese family, dating from the 16th century. It has been on my list for a long time, and finally I visited it. It was an interesting trip back in history.

I went with my friend Lile, and I had my camera. This palace is located in Valletta down the Republic Street. No way that you could miss it, there are big flags waving saying “Casa Rocca Piccola”. You can buy the tickets inside for 9 euros per person. You also get a tour guide. Backpacks were not allowed, since you can broke something. So I had to leave mine in their old locker.

About Casa Rocca Piccola

This house was build in the time while Valletta was building, in 1580 to be more precise. Since then it was the home of the noble Maltese family De Piro. The house – palace is one of two houses build by  Admiral don Pietro la Rocca . At that time this was the only house who had a garden, and it was called  “la casa con giardino”. The first lord was a merchant who was very rich and he traded around the Mediterranean Sea. The house was inherited during the years and there is a long history behind. At the beginning it was much bigger, but in the 18th century it was divided on two houses. Today the members of de Piro family has converted the palace in a museum which attracts many tourists. The palace is amazing, and it is a wonderful idea of being a museum house.

I will take you on a walk around Casa Rocca Picola through the pictures I made. If I had a whole day here, and If I was allowed to do and touch things around, the tour would have been perfect. Not that I did not, but it wasn’t enough.

Casa Rocca Piccola
This was the first room we sow. We didn’t hear much about it because tour was in front of use. But see by yourselves how old it looks like.
Baroque decoration
Baroque decorations
In the living room. The rooms are facing te Republic Street, the main street in Valletta, and Saint Domenic Street.
In the living room. The rooms are facing the Republic Street, the main street in Valletta, and Saint Domenic Street
The private Chapel
The private Chapel
This is the diner room
This is the diner room
For the finest dinning
For the finest dinning
Casa Rocca Piccola
Small pharmacy shelf

 

A working desk
A working desk
The oldest glasses I've seen so far
The oldest glasses I’ve seen so far
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The “plate” that the lady is holding is for shaving

Casa Rocca Piccola

One f the many walls with pictures. There is also an invitation for the coronation of the Queen Elizabeth II
The Maltese clock with one arrow. As I understood there is only on more like this left.
The Blue Room with the secret door.
The Blue Room with the secret door
The noble dinning room. This was one of the best rooms. I was afraid to move around :)
The noble dinning room. This was one of the best rooms. I was afraid to move around 🙂

Casa Rocca Piccola

The room that I was existed the most, was of course the archive with the books dating from 400 years ago. We were forbidden to take pictures there. But at least there was a girl entering something from a book on excel sheet, and I took a closer look at the book. I wish I could grab it and go. The tour lady told us that they are working on digitizing all the books they have. There were many around the walls on the shelves. Wish I knew what are they hiding.

The back garden. From here you can reach the world war shelter, which is very creepy and makes you feel weird
The back garden. From here you can reach the world war shelter, which is very creepy and makes you feel weird
And this my dear friends is Kuku (that was it's name I think). You may take some pictures of him, or with him. But don't touch it, it may bite you :)
And this my dear friends is Kuku (that was it’s name I think). You may take some pictures of him, or with him. But don’t touch it, it may bite you 🙂

I don’t want to give away all the information I god. Some of you may really visit it, some of you have already done it. Whatever is your opinion feel free to comment. Read more of my stories on The Bohemian Style.