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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 #13 of 43 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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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The old fortress is a nice uphill walk and a great exploration for the children. the views at the top are worth it for sure. we bought some sling shots at the ticket shop. It was worth the ticket fee to go inside.

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Perth, Australia
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Delightful castle ruin with partial restoration and images of historical recreations from the village over the years. Good spot to overlook the valley - go to the eastern end through 100m or so of small tunnel, to climb the tower & get a good view.

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York
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125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We didn't go inside but loved the view from the top of Rocca Maggiore and the countryside. It's a steep climb but well worth it. There isn't much shade though so take a hat and some water.

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High River, Canada
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 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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8 helpful votes 8 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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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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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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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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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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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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