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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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29 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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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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Senigallia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

OMG! The view from the Rocca is incredible. You can literally see the whole region of Umbria and some! Oh and yeah, ton of history and natural beauty too!

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Reaching this attraction was quite challenging but not impossible, easily accessible since it is positioned on top of the highest hill in the city, and you just have to walk to get here. When I visited it had just rained and once I reached the top I could see a breathtaking view over Assisi and also enjoy a beautiful rainbow... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This fortress built in the 12th century is about a 20 minute walk from the main square. It is uphill with some steps, but no problem for anyone with average fitness. It does not open until 10am so time your walk accordingly. We bought an 8 euro ticket valid for a week which entitled us to visit the Roman forum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Beautiful views from castle and interesting history. Perfect place to pack a lunch and picnic on the beautiful grounds.

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Labrador City, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The hike to the top is semi-difficult; bring water to drink if you are tackling this is the summer. Once you get to the top, the castle walls are filled with history and stories... and excellent photo ops! Take some time and explore the surrounding area, and be sure to take in the breath taking views of the valley below.... More 

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