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Casa Rossa Piccola in Malta

Casa Rossa Piccola in Malta

In 1565, when the hospitaliers defeated the Ottoman army in Malta, a decision was made to develop the island: projects were aimed to build luxurious buildings and cities - their goal was to compete with Venice and Paris. Since that time, most of the architectural monuments have been preserved, including the Casa Rossa Piccola - the palace in Valletta: its interior decoration will surprise and delight. Take an excursion to the palace while traveling around the island, and it will not leave you indifferent.

Palace History

Casa Rossa Piccola was practically not restored and remained unchanged: considering the age of more than 400 years, it causes pleasant surprise and admiration. In the early years, the building was called the “House with a Garden”. In Valletta, due to the lack of free access to fresh water, it was forbidden to have gardens, but an exception was made for the palace. One of the internal gardens has survived to the present day.

From the first days, the palace was owned by the richest and most influential people:

  • Monsignor Mancini
  • Gio Francesco
  • Francesco Saint Cassia
  • Antonio Cassar-Torreggiani.

These are people who led the state and individual departments: the country's chief police officer, the founder of the Maltese bank, and so on. Today in the palace lives the de Piro family - an influential and famous on the island.

At the end of the 18th century, the palace was divided into 2 halves and a bomb shelter was completed: during both world wars, local residents hid here during the bombing. Also in wartime, the palace became a haven for the needy. In the 1990s, the palace building was slightly restored and the parts were connected, opening several rooms for visitors.

Interior decoration

12 rooms and halls for visiting are available for tourists: exquisite interior elements, antique furniture, a large library are collected here. The value is represented by paintings placed on the walls of the premises, and personal belongings of the former owners of the house.

Luxurious items are also interesting for children: go here with the whole family - your child will not be bored with yawning, waiting for the end of the tour. The owner of the house will tell amazing stories about the palace and families who lived here at different times.

Casa Rossa Piccola has a large collection of Maltese lace: an annual lace contest is held here. When leaving the house you will see a souvenir shop: you can buy magnets, paintings, books and other objects as a keepsake.

Entrance fee: 9 € for an adult, 5 € for students, for children under 14 years old - free of charge.

Interesting Facts

  • Total number of rooms - 50
  • Excursions are held by the owner of the palace
  • La Rossa is the surname of the admiral who proposed the construction of the palace.


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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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