Nicholas de Piro was the first member of the Maltese aristocracy to open his house to the public. Today he takes a backseat role in running Casa Rocca Piccola but usually hosts the Champagne Tours and is busy with research projects involving the de Piro Archives and writing books. He lived in Painswick House in Gloucestershire for 14 years before returning to Malta in 1990 to open Casa Rocca Piccola to the public.
He is the author of 6 books: 'Lost Letters' (with Kenneth Zammit Tabona and others; Pedigree Books London). 'The International Dictionary of Artists who Painted Malta; 'Picking Through The Stones, Notions, Nostalgia and Nonsense' Poems (both Said International, Malta); Valletta; Mdina; The Temple of the Knights of Malta (all three Miranda Publications with photographs by Daniel Cilia); Costume in Malta (contributor and joint-editor with Vicki Ann Cremona); The Quality of Malta, (BDL).
His wife Frances (Ding) manages booking and events at Casa Rocca Piccola.
Clement de Piro has taken over the management of Casa Rocca Piccola and hopes to add new attractions to the existing ones in the near future.
A Gallery where both local and foreign artists can exhibit their works of art will be up and running soon as well as an underground cellar for Wine Tasting and Storage.
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Suzanna from Denmark has worked as a Tour Guidein London, Oxford, Windsor, Bath, Stonehenge, Morocco, Madeira, Rhodes, Corfu and of course in Malta! Her tours at Casa Rocca Piccola are animated and fun.
Marie Claire is half Gozitan and half French and is super enthusiastic about everything at Casa Rocca Piccola. She works in the holidays between studying and travelling.
Mikhail has been trained as a guide at Disneyland, Paris.
He is currently reading International Relations B.A.(Hons) at the University of Malta. In between studying and guiding at Casa Rocca, Mikhail enjoys acting for which he won the Best Actor Award for 2009.
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.
Desiree has worked and lived in Italy and the UK and her destiny is to be an actor. She has performed in numerous local productions. She is an avid book reader and has a contagious enthusiasm for life.
Rose keeps Casa Rocca Piccola sparkling clean!