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Rocca Paolina

11, Piazza Italia, 06121 Perugia PG, Italy


About Rocca Paolina

The Rocca Paolina is a fortress of the city of Perugia. It was built between 1540 and 1543 at the behest of Pope Paul III and represented, until 1860, the symbol of papal power over the ancient city.  inside the fortress, you can also admire the stone remains of the ancient "Giuoco del Pallone", a wooden stadium where this game was played. One of the main attractions in this area which attracts a lot of tourists by its notable architecture.

Attractions near Rocca Paolina

The National Archaeological Museum of Umbria - MANU is an archaeological museum based in Perugia in piazza Giordano Bruno. Since December 2014, the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities has managed it through the Umbrian Museum Complex, which in December 2019 became the Regional Directorate for Museums . The first nucleus of the museum collection dates back to the collection of the Perugian nobleman Francesco Filippo Friggeri, donated to the city in 1790 and exhibited in the Palazzo dei

Nobile Collegio del Cambio0.38km from Rocca Paolina

The Collegio del Cambio is a part of the Palazzo dei Priori in Perugia, famous above all for the Sala Delle Adienze frescoed by Perugino. It is located at number 25 of Corso Vannucci.  The Collegio del Cambio was built between 1452 and 1457. The entrance doorway is a beautifully crafted work in wood that dates back to 1505.

Corso Vannucci0.38km from Rocca Paolina

Corso Vannucci is the main street of Perugia . The street, which takes its name from Pietro Vannucci , a painter born in Città della Pieve and famous with the nickname Il Perugino , develops between imposing and important buildings: Palazzo dei Priori (, Palazzo dei Notari (15th century), Casa di Baldo degli Ubaldi, church of Sant'Isidoro, Palazzo Donini (1716).

Palazzo dei Priori0.42km from Rocca Paolina

The Palazzo dei Priori or Comunale is one of the best examples in Italy of the public Palace of the età Comunale (XI century). It is in the central Piazza IV Novembre in Perugia, Umbria. It was the seat of the city's government and was designed to express civic pride and represent Perugia's strength and grandeur. Started in 1293, it underwent three additions and was completed in 1443.

National Gallery0.43km from Rocca Paolina

The National Gallery of Umbria is an Italian state museum located in the Palazzo dei Priori in Perugia . It preserves the largest collection of Umbrian works of art and some of the most significant works of art in central Italy, from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century . It is owned by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities , which since 2014 has included it among the museum institutes with special autonomy.

The Fontana Maggiore0.49km from Rocca Paolina

The centrepiece of Piazza IV Novembre, the delicate pink-and-white marble Fontana Maggiore was designed by Fra Bevignate and built by father-and-son team Nicola and Giovanni Pisano between 1275 and 1278. Some 50 bas-reliefs and 24 statues grace the two-tier polygonal basin, representing scenes from the Old Testament, the founding of Rome, the seven 'liberal arts', the signs of the zodiac, a griffin and a lion. The fountain inspired Jacopo di Grondalo for the construction of the fountain Sturina

Where is Rocca Paolina

Discover more attractions in Umbria, where Rocca Paolina is located

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The region of Umbria is in central Italy and is an attractive destination for a low-key, pleasant holiday.  It is one of the few Italian regions to have no coastline, and its countryside is green and fertile, much of it wooded and hilly. Umbria is often described as a walkers' paradise.