The Team

Nicholas de Piro with his wife Frances (Ding) were the first members of the Maltese aristocracy to open their house to the public.

Today Nicholas usually hosts the Champagne Tours and is busy with research projects involving the de Piro Archives and writing books on Maltese history. He is the author of many books including Lost Letters (with Kenneth Zammit Tabona and others); The International Dictionary of Artists who Painted Malta; Picking Through The Stones, Notions, Nostalgia and Nonsense; Valletta; Mdina; The Temple of the Knights of Malta; Malta, Influence and Patronage; The Sedan Chair in Malta; Costume in Malta; (contributor and joint-editor with Vicki Ann Cremona); The Quality of Malta; The Innocence of Ina and The National Portrait Gallery of Malta.

Clement de Piro has taken over the promotion of Casa Rocca Piccola and is busy with new ideas and improvements to the visitor experience. You can keep up to date with what’s new at Casa Rocca Piccola by looking at our Facebook page or following us on Twitter.

Marie Claire is half Gozitan and half French and is super enthusiastic about everything at Casa Rocca Piccola. With a Degree in History of Art and an avid museum goer she can answer any of your questions about Malta and more…

Joanna is a full time student and keeps herself busy as Secretary General of the AEGEE, which stands for Association des Etats Généraux des Etudiants de l’Europe!

Stephanie can entertain a big crowd of people with her stories and charm. She was awarded the President’s Award for Creativity (2015) for the development of her original Maltese script and was also nominated for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship by the Kennedy Centre’s ACTF. Stephanie is also a founding board member and President of the University Students of Performing Arts Association (USPA).

Miriana when she is not delivering passionate tours about Casa Rocca Piccola keeps busy as the Health Officer for the Malta Health Students Association and takes all of her work very seriously.

Nathalie is studying for an MSc in Conservation of Decorative Architectural Surfaces and has a keen eye for detail and form which makes her feel very at home in Casa Rocca Piccola.

Kostas is a Dance Educator, Dancer, Choreographer and Performer and has a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Dance Studies. Hailing from Greece he has studied at the Greek National Opera Ballet School in Athens and also at the London Contemporary Dance School.

Sarah is American born and fluent in French. With degrees in French and History of Art she is always sure to charm our French visitors and all the others too.

Nicholas is training to be an architect and is the current president of the Institution of Civil Engineers Student Chapter at the University of Malta.

He lives in the Maltese city of Mdina and being born into an aristocratic clan himself he feels very at home in Casa Rocca Piccola and is a fount of anecdotal information about our history and traditions.

Victoria is our most aristocratic guide who can claim descent from nearly all of Malta’s noble families and her tours have a certain panache and éclat.

Rose, from the village of Qrendi keeps Casa Rocca Piccola sparkling clean. No challenge is too much for her and she is an indispensable part of the team.