Casa Rocca Pic­cola

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This 16th cen­tury palace in the cen­tre of Val­letta is still pri­vately owned by a Maltese no­ble fam­ily, and fea­tures mu­seum pieces such as an incredibly rare por­ta­ble al­tar, a com­plete set of sur­gi­cal tools brought all the way from Rhodes by the Knights of Malta, and the stools used by the fam­ily when they at­tended the coronation of Queen El­iz­a­beth II. The palace also has a pri­vate gar­den (a rar­ity in pri­vate homes on Malta, one of the most densely pop­u­lated coun­tries in the world) and a fas­ci­nat­ing bomb shel­ter, con­verted from the orig­i­nal wells carved out un­der the house. A longestab­lished visi­tor attraction in Val­letta, the palace now in­cludes a small se­lec­tion of re­stored guest rooms and suites, of­fer­ing a unique ex­pe­ri­ence to your stay.

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