Valletta and the surrounding harbour areas were among the most heavily bombed areas of Europe in World War II. In April 1942 as many as 15 air raids a day hit the island and caused untold devastation. The people of Valletta took to hiding in the tunnels and wells under the city. However, much work was needed to improve access and enlarge the spaces under the city.
Because of the large size of Casa Rocca Piccola it has two wells, both of which were converted into Bomb Shelters in World War II. Both wells are cut out of the solid rock foundation of Valletta and are part of the original quarry used to build the house 400 years ago.
For more information please visit:
- Small Bomb Shelter
- Big Bomb Shelter
- Family Bomb Shelter