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Rocca Paolina

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"The Rocca Paolina is a historic fortress in Perugia, Italy, built by Pope Paul III in the 16th century as a symbol of papal power. It played a role in the destruction of Perugia in the Salt War of 1540. Over time, it served as a barracks, prison, and quarry. In the 20th century, it was partially restored and now stands as a historical landmark, showcasing Perugia's complex history and resilience. Walking through the Rocca Paolina is incredible, you are literarily walking through history! "
"Built by Pope Paul III in the 16th century, it offers a unique glimpse into Perugia's history. Walk through the underground tunnels and visit the exhibition spaces."

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