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Rocca Maggiore

At the top of town | the ends of Via della Rocca, Via del Colle, and the stepped Vicolo San Lorenzo off Via Porta Perlici, Assisi, Italy
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Ranked #6 of 39 attractions in Assisi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Castles
Owner description: Dating back to the 12th century, this grand castle fortress dominates the region since it is perched atop a walled hilltop overlooking the city of... more » Owner description: Dating back to the 12th century, this grand castle fortress dominates the region since it is perched atop a walled hilltop overlooking the city of Assisi and surrounding countryside. « less
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Tring, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We walked up for the view - and found a great place for the kids to explore. The view is great, and the walk to the tower is magical and will inspire wannabe knights ready for battle! There is a bar with conveniences and lots of space to run about, but it's mostly open-air fun, worth considering when planning a... More

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Castelnaudary, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The view from the top is the best part. Don't go for the history or contents. If you have some loose euros, and the time, climb to the top.

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Toronto
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We loved it when we finally figured out how to get there and to the top. It took a long time to walk in the heat to reach the Rocca Maggiore, but it was due to stubborness because it was one of the attractions I really wanted to do. And, yes, it was a real challenge. I would have liked... More

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Latina, Italy
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

If you visit Assisi and you are brave enough to follow step way up to this castle then you won't regret it especially in a sunny day (or even in a foggy day like in my photo!).... I visited it already more than one time. The Rocca has perfect location to enjoy one of the most beautiful views of Umbria... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

After walking the length of the city, we decided to hike up to the castle on the top of the hill. We kept going up hill, and as we followed the final road up the hill, we turned back to see a magnificent view, more reminiscent of Bavaria than what I expected of Italy. Santa Chiara, San Ruffino - both... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

You have to walk up to the top of the hill (which is quite a long and steep walk) but if you take your time and stop in the shops on the way up it is very pleasant. The castle is wonderful with spiral staircases and long tunnels to explore. A fabulous place for taking photos of Assisi and the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

From the beautiful (and neat) town of Assisi with its pink-toned stone houses, we climbed a steep path/stairs to the Rocca Maggiore - a huge 14th century fortress dominating the city from above. Fabulous views of the surrounding towns and valleys from the tops of the towers (reached by narrow winding staircases and slightly claustrophobic passageways). Everyone enjoyed the climbing... More

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

A great find at the top of the hill with fantastic views. I couldn't believe we could climb to the top of both towers and explore so much of what appeared largely ruined as we approached Assisi. Worth a visit if you've had enough of cathedrals and crowds.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We walked all the way from the train station to the top of this castle under the scorching August sun, and yet the exhaustion couldn't take anything away from the fascination when we saw the view from the top. Breathtaking atmosphere inside the tunnels as well.

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Vienna, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Climbed up and saw the sunset over the Umbrian Valley--- what a breathtaking experience. A beautiful place to see amazing views!

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