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Rocca Paolina, Perugia

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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.
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  • If you arrive via the bus terminal this is the first major structure you exeperience as you ride up the escalators and some stpes with your baggage to reach the upper levels of the city of Perugia... 
    If you arrive via the bus terminal this is the first major structure you exeperience as you ride up the escalators and some stpes with your baggage to reach the upper levels of the city of Perugia...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • 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.
  • Nice exhibitions inside when we visited that place there were lovely train and railway models which you could see for free

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