Day 6: A Visit to three of the most Popular Palaces or Grand Homes in Malta
Casa Rocca Piccola, Valletta — Casa Rocca Piccola is a 16th C palace built by Don Pietro La Rocca, a Knight of Malta. It is now the ancestral home of the 9th Marquis and Marchioness de Piro. The Marchioness, English by birth, gave us an interesting tour of the rooms.
Palazzo Falson, Mdina — Palazzo Falson is the second oldest building still standing in Mdina with parts dating back to the 13th century. In the early 16th century the property was inherited by Vice Admiral Michele Falsone, hence the name of the palace.
Palazzo Parisio and Gardens, Naxxar — Built in 1733 by the Portuguese Grand Master Manoel de Vilhena, it was later bought by Marquis Guiseppe Scicluna in 1898. The walled garden is spectacular in classic baroque style.