Casa Rocca Piccola, the 16th Century Palace of a Maltese Noble family

Apart from being a unique attraction in the centre of Valletta, Casa Rocca Piccola is still a privately owned and much loved family home.


Casa Rocca Piccola is open from 10am to 5pm (last admission 4pm) every day except Sundays and Public Holidays.


Opening 2019, a small number of carefully restored rooms and suites available for the discerning travellers…


Located close to the Grand Master’s Palace on Valletta’s main street. Five minutes’ walk from the Valletta Bus Terminus.

Guided Tours

Guided tours take place on the hour, last 45 minutes and are usually done in clear spoken English. We also provide translations in several languages.

Private Tours

A very leisurely Guided Tour usually by Marquis and Marchioness de Piro followed by refreshments.


Most of Casa Rocca Piccola is accessible by wheelchair and trained guide dogs are welcome.

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Bomb Shelters
Guided Tours Daily

Don’t Miss Attractions

Summer Dining Room

This Art Nouveau dining room often takes visitors by surprise. Originally it was just an open terrace overlooking the garden but was covered over to create a stunning addition to Casa Rocca Piccola in the early 20th Century.

Portrait of Monica de Piro

Monica was the daughter of the 7th Baron de Piro and was painted here by Arthur Acton in the 1930’s. She is showing off her style and charisma which so attracted the Marchese Bartolini Salimbeni who commissioned this portrait.

Golden Sedan Chair

The Sedan Chair is one of the treasures of Casa Rocca Piccola and was made for Frà Victor Nicolas de Vachon Belmont, a French Knight of Malta and Captain General of the Galleys. It is the finest and flashiest sedan chair in Malta and was an extremely spectacular way to get around Valletta.

Bomb Shelters

The largest of our 3 Bomb Shelters could fit 100 people in it. Cut out from solid rock these underground shelters are an exciting finale to a visit to Casa Rocca Piccola.

Travellers’ Choice 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018


Casa Rocca Piccola has been awarded Trip Advisor’s ‘Best of the Best’ Award, Travellers’ Choice for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

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