Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Italy  /  Umbria  /  Province of Perugia  /  Perugia  /  Rocca Paolina

Rocca Paolina, Perugia

4.7
#1 of 163 in Things to do in Perugia
Castle · Tourist Spot
Create an itinerary including Rocca Paolina
Visit the historic streets and ruins that lie beneath Perugia at Rocca Paolina. Here, a fortress was built in the 16th century at the behest of Pope Paul II. It was constructed over the part of town where powerful rebels lived as a symbol of papal power. The fortress was demolished after Italy annexed the area, and new buildings were erected in its place. Take the escalator to see what remains of the fortress and the medieval neighborhood it was built on. Wander the centuries-old streets, stand where the homes of the powerful Baglioni family once were, and soak up the somewhat eerie atmosphere. This space is often used for cultural events, so be on the lookout for any art shows. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Rocca Paolina and many more Perugia attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Perugia trip builder tool.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Tours to Rocca Paolina

Rocca Paolina reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
2,125 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • The easiest way to enter the city center is via the escalators which bring you into the heart of the Rocca. Very well done, a few shops, clean, and leads right into the main street. 
    The easiest way to enter the city center is via the escalators which bring you into the heart of the Rocca. Very well done, a few shops, clean, and leads right into the main street.  more »
  • we had the luxury to stay in Perugia for 5 days....this was my children's favorite spots so we visited it twice. It is an amazing underground castle...and you will definitely enjoy the 360-degree... 
    we had the luxury to stay in Perugia for 5 days....this was my children's favorite spots so we visited it twice. It is an amazing underground castle...and you will definitely enjoy the 360-degree...  more »
Google
  • Great place to visit. As a result of the 1450 salt war with the Pope (which Perugia lost), a fortress was build on top of the houses of some of the leading families. One can wander along the former street and go inside what used to be those houses. A nice escape from the heat, too!
  • A huge Renaissance fortress from 1500 of which only a bastion today is remaining. But loved exploring it, the hidden corners. U get to upper levels of town through it. On top u get a nice view of Perugia.

Plan your trip to Perugia

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.