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Rocca Maggiore

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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
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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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Worth the climb.

Well worth the walk uphill in the heat! Stop at the little cheap café at the top before looking around the castle. Full of history.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Dagenham, United Kingdom

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Dagenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Well worth the walk uphill in the heat! Stop at the little cheap café at the top before looking around the castle. Full of history.

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Hamme, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Yes, it is a steep climb, certainly when you go all the way up from the town. Which is why we went by car. I'm not a 100% sure you are allowed to drive all the way up. You do have to drive through some narrow streets. But there is parking space on top and until now I did not... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Good location, stunning views. Well worth the trek up to the top and away from the masses following the more religious sights. Mostly accessible for those with disabilities as would be expected for any ancient monument

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

An intriguing place - well worth a visit. Fantastic views of Assisi and beyond. Wonderfully atmospheric inside.

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Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Excellent 1.5 hours exploring this fortress. This is not a castle that was owned, lived in and defended by a family but a true fortress to protect the town. Perhaps if you are from a country that has castles then this may be disappointing but for me it was the highlight of Assisi. Friendly staff, not too many tourists and... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Steep climb (esp. in 40 degrees celsius), amazing views. worth the climb! Must be amazing in sunset.

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Burnsville, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This is a must-see. The ancient ruins are fascinating, the views spectacular. It is a trek, entirely uphill from town, so I suggest elderly take a hotel shuttle up and walk down

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Ljubljana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Nice fortress with great view to assisi and the surrounding valley. It is quite steep uphill to get there (in fact all town is one big uphill and stairs), but when you are up there it is very worth of all the walk

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Rocky River, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Take the city bus to the end of the line at Piazza Matteotti and it is a short walk to the castle, although the last bit is very much uphill on stairs or narrow roads. There is a 5 euro charge to enter and it is well worth it. Large parts of the castle are open to explore and there... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This fort is impressive sitting above Assisi. It has a long history and is quite well preserved. The views are excellent. It is a good walk up through the small streets or take the road.

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