Casa Rocca Piccola Palace & Museum Entrance Ticket

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Visit the sumptuous rooms of the 16th-century Casa Rocca Piccola Palace. Join a guided tour or explore on your own with an audioguide to learn about the history of this aristocratic family residence.


  • Explore this palace and aristocratic family home, gardens and air raid shelters
  • Admire the palace’s collection of period furniture, silver, and paintings
  • Choose the entry time that best suits your sightseeing schedule on Malta
  • Visit with a group guided tour, audio tour, or printed guide


Casa Rocca Piccola is a 16th century palace and living museum. Built over 400 years ago for Don Pietro La Rocca, a Knight of Malta, it is now the ancestral home of the de Piro family, a Maltese Noble family. The palace contains over 50 rooms, many of which are open for viewing. You can see a collection of furniture, silver and paintings that add to the aesthetic riches of Malta. There are literally hundreds of magnificent objects to see including modern paintings interspersed with the ancestral portraits of the Marquises de Piro and the Barons of Budach. You will learn all about the unique customs and traditions of the Maltese nobility. Under Casa Rocca Piccola you will find a network of tunnels cut out from the rock and used in World War II as air raid shelters. Over 100 people sheltered here from the bombs that poured on Valletta. The palace's air raid shelters provide a dramatic and exciting addition to the tours of the house and garden. 45 minute live guided tours in English are available every hour, on the hour - pre-booking is recommended. Alternatively audio self-tours on your personal mobile device are also available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish by downloading the Casa Rocca Piccola mobile application (free wifi is provided). Written guides are available in 12 languages including Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian and Spanish. Restrooms, a bookshop and La Giara restaurant are available on site.


Entrance to Casa Rocca Piccola museum Entrance to Casa Rocca Piccola World War II underground bomb shelters Entrance to Casa Rocca Piccola gardens 45 minute live guided tour in English every hour, starting on the hour (pre-booking recommended) with unlimited visit time in opening hours before/after your guided tour Audio guide self-tour in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish on your personal mobile device, with unlimited visit time in opening hours Written guides self- tour in 12 languages, with unlimited visit time in opening hours 10% discount at the on site La Giara restaurant on presentation of your entrance ticket GST (Goods and Services Tax)

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