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Address: 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
Phone Number: 075-815-292
Description: Dating back to the 12th century, this grand castle fortress dominates the...
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.
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Spectacular view of Assisi, far from the crowd. Interesting walk in a covered path between a tower and the next. Walking up under the sun is a bit hard, but you should not give... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Spectacular view of Assisi, far from the crowd. Interesting walk in a covered path between a tower and the next. Walking up under the sun is a bit hard, but you should not give up. You can get nearer with the car as well, I think. Different view, a bit farer from the mystic athmosfere of the city, but nice... More 

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Pretend. Pretend you are here a thousand years ago. Explore the place and seek it's messages. It's imposing and there are rooms with stories. Knights walked where you are walking. Views that behold a world when you can only imagine, fighting bold enemies, wanting to own this fort for good and evil. It's not going to make you understand why... More 

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Completely awesome! Do NOT go if you are afraid of heights or are claustrophobic. Otherwise it is terrific. A real castle/fort with the ancient feel in the stones and architecture. Just terrific views of Assissi. There are insufficient well understood adjectives to describe it. Best buy is the combined ticket for three, saves €4.50.

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New-Brunswick
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

If I could give just one tip it would be to rent the "walkman" & headset guided personal tour. It explains everything as you walk through the fort, and brings you out through the wall to the outer edge tower, where you get an amazing panoramic view of the entire city unfolded below you. It was breathtaking and definitely the... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Very high up long long walk!!!! There is a road up to the castle There is a little alfresco coffee shop to stop at if you need to gather your strength before moving onwards and upwards into the castle itself

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The walking is a bit challenging until the top of the place, but it has a panoramic view of the city and you may also explore the fort. Attention! Is not free to go inside the castle, but you may enjoy the surrounding facilities with no costs. :D

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The views from here are unparalleled. Also, the structure is well maintained and allows you to climb the towers, look through the sally-ports just like they did in the 13th and 14th century. Great vantage point to look out over the Spoleto Valley, from Perugia to Spoleto, with great views of Assisi and Mt. Subasio. Good exhibits of medieval tools... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Rocca Maggiore is such an imposing presence looking down on the town of Assisi, it would be such a shame to not visit it. You can reach It by car, or for the willing and the fit, it's a good uphill workout to the entrance. You then have a lot of winding steps once inside the castle to get to... More 

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Stow, MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We thought we could get inside to the top of the fort for viewing and pictures but access to the high points are blocked. Good picture taking on the walk up but 11 euros to get in is not worth it.

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Bedfordshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This ruined mediaeval castle overlooks the town of Assisi, and gives superb views over the town and surrounding countryside. There are plenty of spiral staircases and passageways to explore, but there is little inside to hold one's interest.

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Address: Address: 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
Phone Number: 075-815-292
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Umbria  >  Province of Perugia  >  Assisi

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