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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 #11 of 41 attractions in Assisi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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High River, Canada
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93 reviews 93 reviews
34 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

It is a substantial walk from the centre of town to la Rocca Maggoire. But worth the great effort. The views alone are magnificent a cinerama of Umbria. Not visitors many make the effort so it's a quiet time to reflect. Castle isn't as well developed but the turret is "manifique"

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

After you have been all "churched out" in Assisi, it is a nice walk to the Rocca Maggiore. I titled it odd because the one section (I guess you might call it a turret), that has been restored, is dedicated to a movie that was filmed there in the 70s. I never heard of the movie, which is why I... More

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Como, Italy
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is a great place to explore, and enough of it is standing for you to imagine how the soldiers hung out in the towers watching the horizon carefully. The views in every direction are great..and it's a good place for photos. Access might not be so easy for old people or little kids. Several places involve stooped walking along... More

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Sleepy Hollow, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The old fortification is worth the hike up the hill. The fort is impressive, but not remarkable, however, the view from the top of the tower is worth it.

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Of course no visit to Assisi would be truly complete without a visit to the Rocca Maggiore. Stunning views available to those who make it to the top. FREE PARKING is available on the approach to the rock and I mean 24hours everyday so if you have a car with you whilst visiting Assisi park it here. Enjoy

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Rocca Maggiore is on the rightest spot of Assisi. It allows you to have a 360 view of the whole town, with amazing views of mountains and fields that you will never experience anywhere else. You can climb all the way to a "Stone arm" where you can take breathtaking pictures.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Well worth the small price of admission. Make sure you visit every nook and cranny accessible, especially the west tower from which you have the best panoramic view of the entire region.

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Great Landscape!!! The best skyline of umbria... You have to visit that Country and you must return... Umbria in heart!

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Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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